Joint Ph.D. & M.P.H.
Joint Degree: Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology and Master of Public Health
The department offers a joint Ph.D./M.P.H. degree in collaboration with the Master of Public Health program in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at KU Medical Center. The degree incorporates efficiencies in the elective and research requirements of both departments. This is the first degree in the nation to combine an M.P.H. with the strengths of advanced study in applied behavioral science. Faculty and student research teams address issues in community health and development, child and youth health and development, disabilities and independent living, and healthy aging. Separate admission is required to both the Ph.D. program of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science and M.P.H. program of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.