Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration
Social and Behavioral Sciences is an elective concentration of the MPH program for students who wish to apply social and behavioral sciences theory and methods to the study, practice, and thought of public health. Skills such as survey research, statistics, behavioral measurement, ethnography, quality-of-life assessment, community-based participatory research, and cost-effectiveness analysis are stressed.
The focus of the SBS concentration is on research and application of knowledge concerning the relationships among:
- social, cultural, and behavioral processes
- health and illness
- what society does and can do to promote health and prevent illness
Graduates who complete the concentration will have the background and skills to pursue careers in either research or in public health practice.
Students electing to pursue the Social and Behavioral Science MPH Concentration must satisfy the General MPH Requirements for the School of Public Health and Department of Health Services as well as the additional requirements listed below.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration Additional RequirementsEffective Autumn 2017
and One Additional Biostatistics Course From:
and at Least One Methods Course From:
Qualitative Methods in Health Services Research
Health Program Evaluation
Advanced Health Services Research Methods I - Large Public Databases; Big Data
Advanced Health Services Research Methods II - Hierarchical and Incomplete Data
Advanced Health Services Research Methods III - Causal Inference Using Observational Data
Survey Research Methods
Preparing, Writing, and Critiquing Scientific Research Proposals
Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine
Organizational Theory and Applications in the Study of Health Services