Degrees Offered

Students interested in social and behavioral sciences can pursue both MPH and PhD degrees. The MPH degree is offered directly through SBS, while students interested in PhD training in psychosocial and behavioral epidemiology apply through the home department, which is Chronic Disease Epidemiology.

Master of Public Health

The Social and Behavioral Sciences Division teaches students about the social, psychological and behavioral factors that interact with biological factors to influence health, illness and recovery. The impetus comes from the increasing recognition that behavioral, psychological, and social factors play a crucial role in epidemiology and public health, both as risk factors for adverse health outcomes and in strategies to promote health and prevent disease.

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