The Master of Science (MS) in Applied Health Behavior Research (AHBR) is a 33-credit multidisciplinary program that focuses on the applied skills required for the development, management and evaluation of research studies and health behavior programs in academic, clinical and community settings. Students choose one of two concentrations:

Core curriculum (12 credits)

  • Project Management in Clinical and Community Settings (M88-508, 3 credits)
  • Health Behavior Theory (M88-514, 3 credits)
  • Introduction to Biostatistics (M88-525, 3 credits)
  • Survey Methods: Design and Evaluation (M88-560, 3 credits)

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Required concentration courses

In addition to the required core curriculum (see above), each concentration has additional course requirements. See a description of available concentrations »

Health Education, Program Planning and Evaluation

Required concentration courses (6 credits)

  • Health Education: Methods, Planning & Evaluation (M88-536, 3 Credits)*
  • Evaluation of Health Services Programs (M88-582, 3 Credits)**

*Preferred prerequisite M88-514 Health Behavior Theory
**Preferred prerequisite M88-536 Health Education: Methods, Planning & Evaluation Electives (15 credits)

Electives (15 credits)

Scholar will choose 15 credits (usually 5 courses) of electives. See Course listings for the full list of electives.

Health Behavior Research

Required concentration courses (3 credits)

  • Foundations of Health Care Research (M88-524, 3 Credits)*

*Preferred Prerequisite: M88-525 Introduction to Biostatistics

Electives (18 credits)

Scholar will choose 18 credits (usually 6 courses) of electives. See Course listings for the full list of electives.

One-year research intensive: Health Behavior

Required concentration courses (6 credits)

  • Mentored Research (M88-505, 9 credits over 3 semesters)
  • Foundations of Health Care Research (M88-524, 3 credits)

Electives (15 credits)

Scholar will choose 18 credits (usually 6 courses) of electives. See Course listings for the full list of electives.