Graduate Opportunities & Dual Degree Programs

Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health — Health Behavior

The Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Public Health (Health Behavior) is a collaborative effort between the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and San Diego State University (SDSU) that originated in 2004. The JDP is jointly administered by the Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), College of Health and Human Services and the Graduate Division, SDSU and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (FPM) in the UCSD School of Medicine, via the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS). Students in this program complete course work and conduct research at both institutions. Faculty from each campus will serve on advisory and dissertation committees, providing extensive exposure to experts with varied interests and proficiencies. The program is co-directed by faculty and staff from both institutions.

Graduates of the program are expected to have the following advanced skills: applied behavioral analysis for population application, qualitative and quantitative research methods, the application of interventions and research methods to health behavior in disenfranchised populations, and to understand and change health policy behavior.

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