MPH in Social & Behavioral Sciences

MPH – Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Master of Public Health (MPH) provides a balance of academic theory and real world experience, ensuring you 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.

You will learn the individual, cultural, and societal determinants of health, as well as social and behavioral theories. With opportunities to use what you learn in applied experiences, you'll develop, implement and evaluate health promotion interventions. 

Keith Lozefski

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.

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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.


The MPH in Social & Behavioral Sciences focuses on six core competencies that serve as a measure of growth and criteria for assessment. 

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Learn what you must complete in order to be admitted to this degree program.

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