Coordinated PhD in Psychology (HBPY) or Sociology (HSOC) and MPH Program

Coordinated Master in Public Health / Psychology (MPH/PhD) Program

This dual degree program is offered in cooperation with the UAB Departments of Psychology and Sociology; and the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Department of Psychology.  This program enables students to obtain an MPH degree in Health Behavior simultaneously with a PhD in Psychology or Sociology.   This program of study prepares graduates to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies.  This dual degree program builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks.
Curriculum

The MPH degree requires a minimum of 44 credit hours depending on the PhD concentration. Because this is a coordinated dual degree track, graduation from the MPH program is contingent on completion of all requirements for graduation from the PhD program. If a coordinated degree student drops out of the PhD program, he/she must apply for transfer to the MPH Health Behavior track and follow the requirements for that program.

Coursework

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirement (20 hours):
PY 716Introduction to Statistics and Measurement3
PY 716LLab for Introduction to Statistics and Measurement1
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Department Track Requirement (12 hours):12
Advanced Social and Behavioral Science Theory
Developing Interventions to Promote Public Health
Research Methods in Behavioral Science
Health Program Evaluation
Internship (3 hours):
HB 697Internship3
Behavioral Science Electives (9 hours):
Select 9 hours of 600-level or higher (HB or PY) courses9
Total Credit Hours:44

Coordinated Master in Public Health / Sociology (MPH/PhD) Program

This dual degree program is offered in cooperation with the UAB Departments of Psychology and Sociology; and the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Department of Psychology.  This program enables students to obtain an MPH degree in Health Behavior simultaneously with a PhD in Sociology.   This program of study prepares graduates to participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health promotion and disease prevention programs and policies.  This dual degree program builds on the synergy generated through two complementary curriculum tracks.
 

Curriculum

The MPH degree requires a minimum of 43 credit hours depending on the PhD concentration. Because this is a coordinated dual degree track, graduation from the MPH program is contingent on completion of all requirements for graduation from the PhD program. If a coordinated degree student drops out of the PhD program, he/she must apply for transfer to the MPH Health Behavior track and follow the requirements for that program.

RequirementsHours
MPH Core Requirements (19 hours):
SOC 703Regression Analysis3
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
Department Track Requirements (12 hours):
HB 624Advanced Social and Behavioral Science Theory3
HB 636Developing Interventions to Promote Public Health3
HB 643Health Program Evaluation3
SOC 705Advanced Research Methods3
Internship:
HB 697Internship3
Health Behavior/Sociology Electives (9 hours minimum): Two courses can be from Sociology & must be approved as a behavioral science elective9
Total Credit Hours:43