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Capella University's online MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences program enhances your knowledge of behavioral health issues and solutions.

Designed around national public health curriculum standards, this program provides an overview of public health issues and administrative systems, as well as focused course work on such topics as social and behavioral theories and research methodologies; program planning and evaluation; assessment and surveillance; health disparities; international public health; and public health information for diverse populations. A collaborative project involving local public health organizations is integrated into the curriculum, providing you the opportunity to gain practical knowledge of relevant organizations, programs and policies.

Degree Highlights

  • Time to Complete: The average time to complete the online MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences program is 18 months. You can reduce or increase this time with a flexible course load of 1 to 3 courses per quarter. Calculate your cost and graduation date.
  • Online Learning:  Enjoy an online curriculum with 24-hour access to courses that Capella’s virtual course room provides.
  • Credible Curriculum: The coursework for this online MPH in Social and Behavioral Sciences program is aligned with National Public Health curriculum standards.
  • Virtual Labs: Capella's simulation tool, Riverbend City, provides an adaptable learning environment where you take on a leadership role to manage real-world challenges, all in a fail-safe virtual environment. 

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Capella, you'll learn to design public, social and behavioral sciences program, and work within the political and public administrative decision-making environments. You'll also develop ethical solutions to social and behavioral health issues, and help create public, social and behavioral sciences strategies. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Social and Behavioral Sciences include community health program manager, health educator, health policy analyst, public health investigator, research assistant or social/behavioral scientist. Potential workplaces include: community health center, community-based organization, health care organization or public health agency.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

To learn more, call 866.303.6572, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.