Students who study Social and Behavioral Sciences learn to address the social and behavioral determinants of health through the lenses of health promotion, illness prevention, and barriers to health behavior change on both individual and health system levels. 

Program offerings

Accelerated program

The college offers an accelerated 4+1 program that allows students to earn a bachelor of science and master of public health in five years. Learn more about the accelerated program


Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences *

Master of Public Health-Master of Social Work 

*Also available online

In addition to Social and Behavioral Sciences, the college offers Master of Public Health degrees in a range of disciplines. Click here to see all MPH programs.  

† The College of Public Health also offers a dual degree that allows students to earn both a master of public health in social and behavioral sciences and a master of social work. Students interested in the MPH-MSW program must apply to each program separately and indicate their interest in the dual degree. 

Faculty and Research

These programs are housed in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Learn more about faculty and research opportunities.