Temple University

College of Public Health

Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences


1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Temple’s College of Public Health trains students to assess and address the behavioral, cultural and social factors that influence pressing public health problems. Through coursework, professional development opportunities and fieldwork experiences, our MPH students learn to plan, implement and evaluate programs designed to improve the health of all people. 

Social and Behavioral Sciences is a public health discipline that focuses on health promotion, illness prevention, and barriers to health behavior change, on both individual and health system levels. Professionals in this field use the tools and insights of the social and behavioral sciences to reduce health disparities and promote positive health outcomes, both in the general population and in vulnerable populations such as children, those with chronic physical and mental illnesses, and individuals living in poverty.

As a student in the social and behavioral sciences program, you will be prepared for practice-oriented careers in health counseling and education, health promotion, public health program development and evaluation, and research. Our graduates become public health leaders in community-based health agencies, healthcare systems, state and local public health departments, and voluntary health organizations. You will also be able to launch a career in research program management or continue your education in public health doctoral programs.


University: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education; Program: Council on Education for Public Health

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL: For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to SOPHAS using the SOPHAS-specific TOEFL code of: 5688. A WES Evaluation (www.wes.org) is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through SOPHAS.

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 45

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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