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Department of Health, Behavior and Society

Programs

We offer three master's programs and one PhD program focused on behavioral and societal impacts on public health.

Undergraduate Johns Hopkins University students of all majors may also apply to our two combined bachelor's/master's programs.

Degree Programs

Master's

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication

The MSPH degree in Health Education and Health Communication offers specialized formal academic training in health education, health promotion and health communication.

Master of Health Science (MHS) in Social Factors in Health

The MHS in Social Factors in Health is an advanced research degree for students with undergraduate exposure to social and behavioral sciences and/or public health who are interested in further training in the theory and methods in this area.

Master of Science (ScM) in Genetic Counseling

The ScM in Genetic Counseling is designed to prepare graduates to provide genetic counseling with an emphasis on clients’ psychological and educational needs.

Doctoral

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences program is designed for individuals seeking training for careers as social and behavioral scientists, health educators, and health promotion or communication specialists in the public health arena.

Combined

Bachelor's/Master of Health Science (MHS) in Social Factors in Health

Bachelor's/Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication
 

Non-Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

For professionals seeking continuing education, our department sponsors seven certificate programs that provide academic training to students seeking targeted education in a specific area of public health.

Certificates Available to Hopkins Students

Certificates Available to Hopkins Students and Non-Degree Students

Accelerated Learning Institutes

Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute

The Health, Behavior and Society Summer Institute offers short, intensive courses that provide students with an understanding of behavioral and societal impacts on public health—and specific strategies to address the challenges they present. Students may take HBS Summer Institute courses for credit, or as non-credit courses at a reduced rate.