Master of Public Health - Social and Behavioral Science Program By Temple University |Top Universities

Master of Public Health - Social and Behavioral Science

Master of Public Health - Social and Behavioral Science

  • QS World University Rankings
  • Study Level Masters
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Start date Jan-2000

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The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers the Public Health concentration in Social and Behavioral Science. This degree has a strong focus on addressing the behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to individual and population health and health disparities over the life course, as well as the social and behavioral aspects of community health, health communication, program implementation and evaluation, and health education. Research and practice in this area contribute to the development, administration, and evaluation of programs in public health, which promote and sustain healthy lives for individuals and communities. The Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Science is a terminal, professional degree that prepares students to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that are directed toward identified public health problems in communities. This cognate specialization aims to prepare public health practitioners to identify and assess the needs of populations; plan, implement, and evaluate programs to address those needs; and otherwise ensure that the needs of diverse populations are met to improve their overall health status. Accreditation: The M.P.H. is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Achieving accreditation in 1985, Temple's M.P.H. program is one of the longest established accredited M.P.H. programs in community health in the country. Job Prospects: Graduates with an M.P.H. in Public Health/Social and Behavioral Science have positions in a wide range of health-related settings, including state and local public health departments, community-based organizations, voluntary health agencies, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, schools, and work sites. Graduates are employed as HIV/AIDS coordinators, infection control coordinators, project directors, evaluation specialists, marketing specialists, research directors, prevention specialists, environmental health specialists, senior health educators, and adjunct faculty and consultants. Virtually all students are placed within three to six months of graduation.

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