Graduate Programs in Behavioral and Social Sciences

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) conducts education and research to understand the behavioral and social determinants of public health problems and to develop interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health.

Our graduate educational programs train the next generation of public health scholars and practitioners to engage in scientific research and programmatic activities to reduce the burden of disease and improve the wellness of populations. The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers courses of study leading to the Master of Science (ScM) and Master of Arts (AM) degrees in Behavioral and Social Sciences Intervention, and to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences.

(l to r) Professors Kate Carey, Graduate Program Director BSHS; Chris Kahler, Department Chair; and Dave Williams, Graduate Program Director BSSI.(l to r) Professors Kate Carey, Graduate Program Director BSHS; Chris Kahler, Department Chair; and Dave Williams, Graduate Program Director BSSI.