Prepare for a leadership or teaching and research career in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health promotion and education programs in an academic environment or research institute setting.
Design and conduct rigorous and innovative social and behavioral science research relevant to public health. Develop, implement and evaluate interventions at multiple levels to promote health, and receive training to teach the next generation of public health educators to improve public health and have a lasting impact.
Benefit from the supportive faculty and staff members who work endlessly to maintain and improve a collaborative program.
Enjoy vibrant, collaborative research work groups that value strength in diversity.
Enjoy smaller class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields.
Study vulnerable populations, including adolescents, women, veterans, ethnic groups and the LGBTQIA+ community.
What You’ll Study
Core courses include sociocultural perspectives on population health, environmental interventions and advanced health promotion program evaluation. Use qualitative research methods and plan, implement and evaluate programs that promote informed decision-making and health behavior change in individuals and communities. A dissertation is required.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives
Working with professionals from different disciplines to provide coordinated care or services
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
Job Titles of Alumni
- Associate Professor
- Assistant Professor
- Research Assistant
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $129,067
- Health Research Corporation
- Health Research Organization
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control