Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Community Health and Health Behavior MS

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A degree in community health and health behavior provides a foundational understanding of the factors that influence individuals’ health choices. You will also determine the role of the community in the onset of-and solutions to-public health problems. With this education and through applied field and/or research opportunities, you’ll be prepared to address health challenges in your local, regional, and broader communities. As a graduate, you’ll be well prepared for a career in public health agencies, academia, health care delivery systems, voluntary health agencies or private research.

Required Core (22 credits)

Statistics and Research Methods Core (7 credits)

Electives & Culminating Experience Course (8 credits)

Electives (2-8 credits)

Number of elective credits may vary depending on choice made to complete the culminating experience. Be sure to complete enough elective credit to reach 30 minimum total credit hours. 

Select from:

  • Any 500 level Community Health and Health Behavior (CHB) course
  • Any 600 level Community Health and Health Behavior (CHB) course
  • A different elective chosen with approval from your advisor

Culminating Experience: Exam, Project or Thesis (0-6 credits)

Total Credit Hours: 30

3.0 Degree GPA Required


Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 30 Hours


  • 1 to 2 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Program Contact

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior
335 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: sphhp-chhb-mph@buffalo.edu
Fax: 716-829-6040

SED Statement

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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