Master of Science in Behavioral Health

The Master of Science in Behavioral Health (MSBH) at USF prepares you to address disparities in the current health care delivery system. As a student in our program, you will 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, you learn psychosocial interventions as well as tools for planning, managing and evaluating community-based programs and services.

Our graduates 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.

Curriculum

This is a full-time, one-year intensive program. The curriculum has been developed to focus on developing skills during the first semester, so students are better prepared for their fieldwork in their second and third semesters.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the graduate will:

  • Identify barriers to health care access and propose solutions
  • Assess and address the psychological and sociocultural factors that affect health behaviors
  • Plan and evaluate health care and community services
  • Design and manage program improvement efforts
  • Work collaboratively with other health and mental health professionals in diverse settings and communities
  • Provide effective health education services designed to promote patient empowerment and well-being