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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:

  • applying social and behavioral science theories to public health problems;
  • developing evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs;
  • applying principles of evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs;
  • demonstrating an understanding of the ethical standards of public health research and practice; and
  • evaluating 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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