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.

Contact Info

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Edward K. Morris, Chair
785-864-4840

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Claudia Dozier, Co-Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-0526
cdozier@ku.edu
Pamela Neidert, Co-Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-0771
pneidert@ku.edu

Department of Applied Behavioral Science

Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Ave., Room 4001
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561
785-864-4840
785-864-5202
absc@ku.edu
http://www.absc.ku.edu/
Derek Reed, Co-Director, Graduate Program
785-864-4840
Florence DiGennaro Reed, Co-Director, Graduate Program
785-864-4840
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