Health Psychology

The Master of Science in Health Psychology is a graduate degree offered by the Behavioral Sciences Department in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters (CASL) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

This two-year program is designed for the research-oriented student, providing intensive training in research methods typically used in health and behavioral medicine.  The program incorporates class work in program development and program evaluation methods, as well as epidemiology. All coursework is designed to focus on topics relevant to the overall healthcare industry, ultimately providing the student with the ability to design research that improves health care delivery to the general population.  

More about the MS program in Health Psychology

This program is intended for several types of students:  

  • Students who would like to continue graduate training in a research-related field with an emphasis on healthcare,
  • Medical professionals who may wish to continue their education from a biopsychosocial perspective on a part-or full-time basis, and
  • Individuals who require a graduate degree to advance in their career or educational goals.

This program is not intended to fulfill the course requirements for the Michigan Limited License in Psychology.

The 39-credit program consists of eight required courses (24 credits) in core areas of Health Psychology. Students will also complete either a three credit project or six credit thesis under the supervision of program faculty. The remaining nine to twelve credits will be composed of elective courses focusing on one or more content areas.

The MS in Health Psychology program is designed for the full or part-time student who has an undergraduate degree and wishes to obtain a degree in the Behavioral Sciences that does not lead to limited licensure in Michigan. The Master of Science in Health Psychology program will focus on theory and research in Health Psychology and will allow students to focus more rigorously on one or more specific content areas through their elective courses (e.g., Health Psychology Across the Lifespan, Health Policy Studies).

Degree Requirements

Department of Behavioral Sciences

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