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 a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. 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