As an M.P.H. trained health educator, you can improve public health by developing, promoting and researching community-wide initiatives encouraging healthy living practices to prevent disease and injury.
In this program, we couple a team-based experience with additional learning experiences beyond the classroom, all tailored to your interests by professors who know you by your name.
In addition to the admission criteria for all Master of Public Health programs at SLU, the following is needed for admission to the behavioral science and health education program:
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full. You can submit GRE scores up to three months after your initial application. Apply using the centralized application services SOPHAS.org or HAMPCAS.org.
A joint concentration in behavioral science and epidemiology requires just six additional credit hours and can still be completed in two years. Using advanced epidemiological skills, you will be prepared to recognize important health trends and even design studies to help understand the causes of disease. A joint concentration provides the additional skills that future employers will value and the flexibility to do more with your career.
With a joint concentration in behavioral science and epidemiology, you will be able to:
SLU's strong jobs placement rates are based largely on its competencies-based training, team-based learning environment and collaborative faculty. If you concentrate your public health studies in behavioral science and health education, you will be able to:
Find sample curriculum plans below:
Joint concentration sample curriculum plan:
As a master of public health student at SLU, you will be required to complete an internship with an approved organization and preceptor. This 320-hour experience is designed to enhance your educational experience and promote professional competence behavioral science and health education.
Students who choose to concentrate in behavioral science and health education have held internships at many organizations including American Diabetes Association, March of Dimes Missouri Chapter and the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition.
With a concentration in behavioral science and health education, you can work in a variety of public, private and nonprofit settings to: