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Format: Online, In-Class, Accelerated Bachelor's to Master, Fast Track

The MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior is offered by the Department of Health Behavior.

The MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior addresses the behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities. Our program emphasizes the importance of community-based participatory research and the application of findings through a variety of behavioral and social science health promotion strategies. Classes are designed to be engaging, interactive, and relevant to current health behavior issues.

This program can be completed fully online or on-campus.

Our students have the opportunity to enhance their skills in:

  • Explain social and behavioral science theories, frameworks, and models to address public health problems
  • Design theory-based behavior change strategies to meet the needs of target populations
  • Apply evaluation methods to assess health promotion and disease prevention programs
  • Select study designs appropriate for social and behavioral science research questions
  • Synthesize the literature concerning individual and social influences on health behavior

Our graduates often find work in local, state, and federal agencies; non-profit/community based organizations; private research foundations; and the academic setting.


In addition to the MPH core requirements, students take 15 hours of health behavior track courses, 9 hours of electives, and a 3-hour internship.

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Applicants should have a strong academic record and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.

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