The Master of Science in Behavioral Health at USF is a one-year degree program that prepares students to address disparities present in current health care delivery systems. Students examine the intersection of physical and psychological factors that contribute to inequalities in health care delivery and work to alleviate such disparity in the field.
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Currently accepting applications for Spring 2014.
Application deadline for Spring 2014 is November 30, 2013.
Graduates of the program work collaboratively with other health professionals to analyze and address complex health-related challenges in diverse communities. The program aims to provide graduates the tools to propose strategies for improving health care access, delivery, and evaluation of industry policy and practices.
What is Behavioral Health?
Behavioral health in a clinical setting concerns the psychosocial, cultural, biomedical, and health care delivery policies and practices that affect the daily lives of health care recipients and practitioners.
- Evaluate historical and contemporary health care systems, regulations, and policies
- Describe how health care systems serve diverse communities
- Analyze and evaluate the psychological and sociocultural factors that affect an individual's health behaviors
- Exhibit the knowledge and communication skills to work collaboratively with various health care professionals
- Use evidence-based research to analyze, evaluate, and propose improvements to health care systems
- Identify barriers to health care access and delivery, and propose solutions
- Actively contribute to the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective behavioral health care programs and campaigns in diverse settings
For more information about the program, please contact Susana Torres, the MSBH Recruiter in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, at email@example.com or (415) 422-2806.