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  Jun 13, 2024
 
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior, M.S.P.H


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Degree Requirements Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior 
Admission Arnold School of Public Health 

The M.S.P.H. degree is designed for those interested in pursuing specialized areas of health promotion, education, and behavior and for those who wish to complete a thesis in preparation for doctoral work. This degree is a more individualized program of study emphasizing the scientific base of public health and the investigation of public health related problems. The program requires 45 hours of course work, including 9 hours in core courses and 6 hours of thesis preparation. Candidates must also successfully complete a comprehensive examination at or near the conclusion of program requirements.


Degree Requirements

  • Basic Public Health Core (9 Hours)
  • Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior Core (12 Hours)
  • Cognate Area (12 Hours)
  • Research Methods (6 Hours)
  • Thesis (6 Hours)

Admission

 Admissions requirements for graduate study in HPEB can be found in the Academic Bulletin: http://www.sc.edu/bulletin/grad/GHlthProm.html.  The letter of intent is an important part of the application.  It should persuasively convey the degree program to which you are applying, your academic and careert interests, how the department’s programs fit with your interests, and how the training you receive will help you reach your career goals.

Admissions process information and links can be found at the Arnold School of Public Health webpage: http://www.sph.sc.edu/futurestudents/index.htm.

Applications for the M.S.P.H. program are made through the new Schools of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS). Please go to www.sophas.org for further details.

Only single program applications are accepted, so you may only apply to one program at a time (unless you are applying to a concurrent graduate certificate program). Once received, your application and credentials are sent for review by the HPEB faculty. After reviewing your credentials, the department makes a recommendation to The Graduate School which officially grants admission. We will inform you of the department’s recommendation regarding admission, but official notice of admission comes from the USC Graduate School.

You are encouraged to review carefully the information provided on the above websites before beginning the application process. If you have further questions, you may contact:

Ken Watkins
HPEB Graduate Director
phone:  803-777-7603
e-mail:  watkinsk@gwm.sc.edu

Casey Goldston
HPEB Academic Services Coordinator
phone:  803-777-2966
e-mail:  Goldston@sc.edu

Office of Student and Alumni Services
phone:  803-777-5031 
e-mail:  sphstsrv@gwm.sc.edu

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