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The 44-credit hour online master’s degree in Public Health in Social & Behavioral Sciences is designed to serve current public health and health care professionals. The curriculum addresses the behavioral, social and environmental factors related to individual and population health over the life span. Research and practice in this track contributes to the development, administration, and evaluation of programs and policies in public health to promote and sustain healthy environments.

Graduates will be qualified to work and serve in leadership roles in public health and health care settings at national, state or local levels, or work in the public or private sector on health promotion program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Offered by the WVU School of Public Health, the degree is geared to students who have a strong commitment to a career in public health. This includes physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and other health care professionals with a strong interest in preventive medicine and community health.

Students are admitted year-round. For a downloadable program sheet with curriculum, costs, deadlines, financial aid information, and other details, click on the Request Info button.

International students will not be eligible for an I-20 student visa form from West Virginia University for this program.

State laws regarding distance education vary from state-to-state. Residents of other states can check the state authorization page to see if there are approvals for their enrollment at West Virginia University.