The Master of Public Health (MPH) provides a balance of academic theory and real world experience, ensuring students are well prepared for a career in public health or to pursue further education. The Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) concentration is a great choice for those who want to have an impact on population health. Students learn the individual, cultural, and societal determinants of health, as well as social and behavioral theories. With opportunities to use what they learn in applied experiences, students will develop, implement and evaluate health promotion interventions.
MPH – Social and Behavioral Sciences
I have been introduced to colleagues across the country through the work I do. The opportunities have been endless.Keith Lozefski, MPH Class of '17
The Social and Behavioral Sciences department is comprised of a renowned, award-winning faculty with research interests focused on important local and global health issues, including breast cancer, coping with stress, chronic disease health disparities, family health, risky sex behaviors, the complex relationship between place and health and primary prevention of chronic disease.Social & Behavioral Sciences Faculty
Silvia M. Bigatti, PhD
Sean Grant, PhD
Sula Hood, PhD, MPH
Jack Turman, PhD
Lisa Staten, PhD
All MPH candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 45 credits. For those pursuing the Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration, the curriculum includes required core courses, Social and Behavioral Sciences courses, and elective courses. In addition, each student must complete an internship and a final concentration project. To see the curriculum, click a button below.
Eta Sigma Gamma
MPH-SBS students have the opportunity to initiate into the national health education honorary organization Eta Sigma Gamma. Eligible students must be majors, minors, and certificate students in Community Health or MPH-SBS students that meet GPA requirements and complete initiation expectations.Eta Sigma Gamma
Students may start the MPH program in either the Fall or Spring semester. The application deadlines are:
To Begin In The Fall
- U.S Application Deadline: July 1
- International Application Deadline: April 1
To Begin In The Spring
- U.S Application Deadline: November 1
- International Application Deadline: September 15
For detailed admissions criteria and instructions for applying to the Master of Public Health degree, click a button below.
For More Information
Students who are interested in this degree are encouraged to contact the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Office of Student Services at (317) 274-2000 to speak with one of our friendly, helpful admissions advisors. We’re happy to answer questions or schedule a visit to the school.