The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH)

The Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH) at USF prepares students to address disparities in the current health care delivery system. Students examine the intersection of social, physical and psychological factors that impact health and well-being. Through inter-disciplinary classes, fieldwork experiences, and a capstone project, MSBH students learn psychosocial interventions as well as tools for planning, managing and evaluating community-based programs and services.


Priority deadline for Fall is March 15. Application will close on June 1.

View a MSBH program informational webinar

Graduates of our program have learned to become effective team members, who have acquired the tools to improve the accessibility and delivery of health and mental health programs. We look to our graduates to become leaders in designing the evidence-based, integrated health practices that are the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act.

What is Behavioral Health?

Some use the term "behavioral health" to refer strictly to mental health care of substance abuse counseling. At USF we think of behavioral health more broadly. In our MSBH program, behavioral health involves analyzing and understanding how human behavior is influenced by social, physical and mental factors and how human behavior, in turn, impacts physical well-being, empowerment, and engagement in all aspects of care.

See what our students are saying and how the MSBH program truly is 'Changing the World from Here'.

More Information

For more information about the program, please contact Tamara White in the School of Nursing and Health Professions, at twhite3@usfca.edu or (415) 422-3627.