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 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.


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

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.

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


Simma Khahera

Award Winning MSBH Student

Gursimran 'Simma' Khahera is the recent award recipient of the Hilary Williams Ford Award. She's receiving this award as a graduating student who values social responsibility by applying gained knowledge in the behavioral health field. Simma works as a Research Assistant for a local San Francisco non-profit agency in drug treatment services, rehabilitation programs and drug & medical services.

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.