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MS/MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences

MS/MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
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Social and Behavioral Sciences focuses on identifying and analyzing the social determinants and behavioral risk factors that are associated with public health problems, and using this knowledge to understand and promote healthy behavior within communities. Contemporary public health issues addressed by the social and behavioral sciences include the prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco control, injury control, mental health, domestic violence, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, adolescent health, communications, and grassroots political and community organizing. The Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences trains students to plan, implement, and administer programs designed to resolve compelling public health problems created or exacerbated by individual behaviors and social disparities. Students explore the social and behavioral aspects of health, quantitative and behavioral research, and program planning and evaluation, applying their skills and knowledge to selected topics in the discipline. Outside of the classroom, students may participate in departmental research opportunities. Graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of public health settings, including hospitals, nonprofit agencies, academic institutions, and public health departments.