Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences - Sample Two Year Plan of Study

The MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences typically requires 20 course units for degree completion. Please note the course unit total is reduced for joint degree students.

Fall Semester- Year 1

Number Title Course Units
EPH 505a Biostatistics in Public Health 1
EPH 508a Foundations of Epidemiology for Public Health 1
EPH 507a Social Justice and Health Equity 1
EPH 100a Professional Skills Series 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0
EPH 510a Health Policy & Health Care Systems 1
SBS 525b Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences 0
Elective 1

Spring Semester- Year 1

Number Title Course Units
EPH 505b OR CDE 534b OR CDE 516 Biostatistics in Public Health II OR Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology OR Principles of Epidemiology II 1
SBS 525b Seminar in Social and Behavioral Sciences 0
CDE 580 OR SBS 676 Qualitative Research Methods OR Questionnaire Development 1
EPH 513b Social, Environmental, and Biological Determinants of Major Health Threats 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

Summer Term

Number Title Course Units
EPH 520c Summer Internship 0

Fall Semester- Year 2

Number Title Course Units
Elective  1
Elective 1
Elective  1
Elective  1
Elective  1

Spring Semester- Year 2

Number Title Course Units
SBS541b Community Health Program Evaluation 1
SBS 574a Developing a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Intervention 1
EPH 525b The Thesis  2
Elective 1

Full-time student status is considered 4 course units or more per term. Students may petition for exemption from any course for which they can demonstrate competency. Only the instructor for the course can grant an exemption. Student should check with instructor for requirements, and if exempted, have instructor sign form (available on YSPH website), then submit the form to the YSPH registrar. Another course will need to be taken to complete the number of required course units for the MPH degree.   

rev. 8.11.2018