The MPH degree in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences is designed to provide skills essential to the generic health educator as designated by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. and to provide foundation skills in behavioral science research. Completion of the MPH can lead to certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences 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.