The Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research is available in three concentrations to allow students to tailor the graduate program to their specific interests and career goals.

Part-time options

Students in the part-time Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research program can select from the following concentrations:

Health Education, Program Planning and Evaluation

This concentration is designed for individuals who want to develop, manage, and evaluate health programs in clinical or community settings; coursework focuses on health behavior theory, program planning, program evaluation, health education, and program management.

Health Behavior Research

This concentration is designed for individuals interested in developing theoretical knowledge and gaining practical research experience to pursue careers in health-related fields and/or manage research studies in clinical settings; coursework focuses on health behavior theory, research methodology, analytic methods, and research project management.

Gap-year full-time option

Students in the one-year Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research program concentrate studies in health behavior research, with mentored research from faculty.

One-year research intensive: Health Behavior

The one-year degree is a research intensive option designed to be completed in three semesters. It includes hands-on mentored research with faculty who are leaders in their fields, at an institution internationally recognized for groundbreaking work in medicine and research.

Certificate option

The program also offers a 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Health Behavior Planning and Evaluation. Credits obtained by completing the graduate certificate apply toward completion of the Master of Science in Applied Health Behavior Research degree.