Health Behavior and Health Education Programs and Degrees
Master of Public Health (MPH)
The 60-credit hour (2 year) Master of Public Health (MPH) professional degree is aimed at students who plan to pursue careers as practitioners and leaders in non-profit organizations, healthcare systems, state health departments, and academia. Health Behavior and Health Education master’s graduates design, implement, and evaluate education programs and other initiatives that promote health, prevent illness, and manage disease. The degree includes an internship.
Dual Degree Options
Master of Public Health (MPH)/Master of Science (MS) in Genetic Counseling
A 3-year course of study, the MPH/MS dual-degree program provides students with an innovative learning experience that includes academic training, research skill development, and clinical instruction focused on addressing issues that occur at the intersection of the fields of Health Behavior & Health Education and Genetic Counseling. Students spend Year 1 in Genetics Counseling and Year 2 in Public Health.
Self-Initiated Dual Degree
A student may seek approval for an individualized U-M dual degree program that is not among those formally approved by Health Behavior & Health Education. Dual degree options may be within Public Health (i.e., MPH in Health Behavior & Health Education and MPH in Nutritional Sciences, MPH in Health Behavior & Health Education and MHSA in Health Management & Policy) or within the University (i.e., M.U.R.P., M.P.P., or M.B.A.).
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree focuses on research and prepares you for a career in university-level teaching and research. A dissertation with original research is part of this degree.