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Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Social and Behavioral Interventions

Core Competencies

Expected key competencies include (for a full description of all competencies please consult our academic guide):

  1. Define and respond to major global health problems of underserved populations in lower income contexts, using appropriate tools from biostatistics, epidemiology, and management, and guided by knowledge of underlying biological mechanisms, environmental influences, and current best practice 
  2. Use appropriate and rigorous qualitative methods to understand the social and community context of health and inform public health action
  3. Apply relevant theory and multi-method formative research to develop locally appropriate, theory-driven, effective social and behavioral intervention strategies to improve community health
  4. Implement and evaluate processes and outcomes of social and behavioral interventions in global health
  5. Communicate programmatic or research findings to community members, public health professionals and policy makers