University of Arizona

Health Behavior Health Promotion

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The doctoral degree program in Health Behavior Health Promotion has an emphasis on the biological, behavioral, and socio-cultural determinants of health and health behavior, and the interventions and policies aimed at improving community and population health. The doctoral program offers a diverse and challenging curriculum that addresses health behavior health promotion theory, knowledge/skills in working on health issues within the diverse communities of the Southwest US, mixed qualitative/quantitative research methods, statistics, and grant development skills.

Outstanding course performance and strong evidence for research interests/aptitude in health behavior health promotion is required for all admitted students. Applicants without a prior related master’s degree will complete a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in route to their PhD in Health Behavior Health Promotion. The MSPH is not a stand-alone degree.

The program is research oriented and centers on a major research project. The overall course of study is developed by the student and the Faculty Advisor, and is approved by the student’s Graduate committee and the Chair of the HBHP Program.

To apply for WRGP, complete the College of Public Health Scholarship & Teaching Assistantship Application, emailed at the time of admission.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Amy Glicken
Recruitment and Admissions Coordinator
Office of Student Services and Alumni Affairs 

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