Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health (Online)

The Master of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health (Online) promotes the development of behavioral and community health professionals who understand the science, theory, and practice of public health and can apply this knowledge toward the enhancement of health status of communities. MPH in Behavioral and Community Health (Online) prepares behavioral and community health professionals working in public health service as researchers, practitioners, consultants, and educators. The program is offered through the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, School of Public Health.

MPH in Behavioral and Community Health (Online) is a 45-credit professional graduate program. Students participate in both academic and applied training in health behavior theory, program planning and implementation, program evaluation, health communication, public policy analysis, research, and management. The course of study includes completion of 14 credits of core courses, 15 credits in cognate areas, 9 credits of electives, and 7 credits in a capstone experience that consists of an internship and capstone project. The program may be completed full time or part time; although full time is preferable.

MPH in Behavioral and Community Health (Online) features online instruction, offering flexibility and accessibility that fits in with personal and professional responsibilities. UMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy to use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. Instruction is provided by School of Public Health faculty and experts from prominent public health organizations in the Greater Washington DC area. MPH in Behavioral and Community Health (Online) uses the semester academic calendar: fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Session (two 6-week sessions).

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