Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Capella University's Master of Public Health with a specialization in Social and Behavioral Sciences program is designed to teach students about the social, behavioral, and psychological factors that shape population and community health within national and international contexts. Read on to learn more about the Master of Public Health with a specialization in Social and Behavioral Sciences program here.
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Official Program Name:
Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences specialization
School Offering Program:
Applicants to Capella University's Master of Public Health with a specialization in Social and Behavioral Sciences program must hold a bachelor's degree. The bachelor's degree can be in any major area of study, but it must be granted by a program that has been accredited by a U.S Department of Education-recognized agency. There is no work experience requirement for applicants. Applicants to Capella University who are under 24 years of age must have completed at least two years of college or have some military status; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.
Students enrolled in Capella University's Master of Public Health with a specialization in Social and Behavioral Sciences program have an opportunity to learn about social and behavioral sciences theories, public health information for diverse populations, health disparities in the United States, international public health, and social and behavioral research methods. The degree program also includes traditional public health topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, public health administration, and environmental health
Total Credits Required:
Students enrolled in Capella University have several opportunities to reduce their tuition costs, including employer programs, veterans benefit programs, tuition discounts through corporate alliances, U.S. Armed Forces education benefits, and credit transfers. Federal and non-Federal loans and grants are available to qualifying students.
Required Courses for a Master of Public Health, Specialization in Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Capella University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- MPH 5002: Survey of Public Health Concepts and Issues (4 credits)
- MPH 5500: Introduction to Public Health (4 credits)
- MPH 5503: Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health (4 credits)
- MPH 5506: Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health (4 credits)
- MPH 5509: Principles of Biostatistics (4 credits)
- MPH 5512: Principles of Epidemiology (4 credits)
- MPH 5993: Public Health Integrative Project (4 credits)
- MPH 5999: Public Health Professional Collaborative (4 credits)
- MPH 5200: Social and Behavioral Research Methods (4 credits)
- MPH 5204: Theories of Social and Behavioral Sciences (4 credits)
- MPH 5208: Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation (4 credits)
- MPH 5212: Assessment and Surveillance in Public Health (4 credits)
- MPH 5216: Public Health Information for Diverse Populations (4 credits)
- MPH 5220: Health Disparities in the United States (4 credits)
- MPH 5224: International Public Health (4 credits)
Furthering Your Education:
Once a student has completed Capella University's Master of Public Health with a specialization in Social and Behavioral Sciences, he or she has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in the field. Doctoral degree programs are research intensive and require the completion of a dissertation. The dissertation topic is determined in consultation with a program advisor.
Doctoral degrees that graduates could pursue include:
- Doctor of Health Administration
- Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services
- Doctor of Public Administration
When a student has finished Capella University's Master of Public Health with a specialization in Social and Behavioral Sciences program, he or she can the opportunity to pursue career paths in the field. Potential employers could include hospitals, local health departments, research and development firms, and government agencies. Job candidates should be able to demonstrate skills in analytical thinking and deductive reasoning.
Positions graduates may pursue include:
- Public health advisor
- Public health analyst
- Policy assistant
- Health education specialist
Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates
Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's situation. Complete the form to the right to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.
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