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

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.

Three program options

In the 33-credit Master of Science degree program, students gain a wider perspective of how health behaviors impact medical care and clinical outcomes.

Full time

Complete 9 to 15 credit hours per semester to finish your degree within three to four semesters.

Research intensive

Complete 9 to 15 credit hours per semester to finish your degree within three semesters.

The research intensive option provides hands-on mentored research experience.

Part time

Complete up to 8 credit hours to finish your degree on your own schedule.

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.