Department of
Health Education & Behavioral Science
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Education & Behavorial Science
(45 credits)

Students seeking the MPH in Health Education & Behavioral Science degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with an average grade of “B” or better. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

CORE COURSES (15 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

FIELDWORK (6 credits)

  • FDWC 0600 - Fieldwork I (1 credit)
  • FDWC 0601 - Fieldwork II (5 credits)

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)

  • HEBS 0600 - Applied Research Methods for Behavioral Science
  • HEBS 0612 - Management Techniques in Health Administration
  • HEBS 0651 - Health Education Planning and Evaluation
  • HEBS 0654 - Modifying Health Behaviors: Theory and Practice
  • HEBS 0656 - Social Marketing

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (9 credits)

  • HEBS 0551 - Public Health Grant Writing (1 credit)
  • HEBS 0590 - Research Topics in Health Education (1-3 credits)
  • HEBS 0592 - Seminar in Health Education Topics (1-3 credits)
  • HEBS 0658 - Seminar Health Behavioral  Topics: Cancer Prevention & Control
  • HEBS 0657 - Seminar in Tobacco Control
  • HEBS 0670 - Health Promotion Interventions for Racially & Ethnically Diverse Populations
  • HEBS 0678 - Health Communication/Risk Communication
  • HEBS 9557 - Health Psychology  
  • HEBS 9652 - Sociology of Health