Degree Type
Sc.M.

The Behavioral and Social Health Sciences program is not accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The interdisciplinary master's program in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (BSHS) in the Brown University School of Public Health trains graduate students who are interested in analyzing the complex behavioral and social determinants of public health, and in developing interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health.

The BSHS program is ideal for students who are interested in working in health program evaluation, program management, community–based organizations and other non–profit services, managed care, treatment intervention research, clinical trials, and many other fields. The BSHS program is also ideal for those interested in pursuing doctoral–level training in public health, psychology (e.g., clinical or counseling psychology, health or social psychology, community psychology), public policy, and social welfare.

Our internationally respected faculty members are experts in the fields of alcohol and addiction, substance use, exercise and physical activity, diet and nutrition, cancer control, and HIV/AIDS, among other areas. We conduct research with diverse communities in Providence, Boston, other urban settings in the United States, and in international settings. We value diversity and are committed to addressing health disparities associated with race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other forms of social inequality.

The Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (BSHS) program also offers a 5th–Year Master's Degree for Brown undergraduates.

Sc.M. Completion Requirements

The master's program in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences (BSHS) is terminal degree program designed to be completed within two years or on a part-time basis. Students must take a total of eight courses: five required core courses, two elective courses, and one capstone/thesis research course. This program is an ScM Master's degree with a required thesis.

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brown University
Box G-S121
401-863-6578
[email protected]

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Leadership

Department Chair: Christopher Kahler

Director of Graduate Studies: David Williams