Public Health BS/Community Health & Health Behavior MS

Gain the best preparation to jumpstart your career in public health through UB’s combined 3+2 Public Health BS/MS degree.

Enhance your knowledge and skills

Public health is a growing and dynamic field addressing the world’s most pressing health problems. It is a combination of the science and art of advancing health for individuals, families, communities and populations through education, promotion of healthy behaviors and research for disease and injury prevention.

The BS/MS in public health will provide you with advanced training in public health research methods, principles of public health intervention and experience conducting research in a focus area of your choice.

Earn two degrees in five years with 3+2

This combined program leads to a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in public health.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain foundational public health knowledge and competencies employers seek
  • Apply core concepts and models to current and emerging public health problems
  • Gain strong research skills in an area of your choice
  • Graduate with a portfolio of academic achievements that demonstrate your public health skills and experiences to future employers

Career opportunities

Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Public Health provides foundations for a future career in the fields of health care or public health. Many entry-level jobs working at health care organizations or public health agencies are appropriate for graduates with this degree. Some students seek to fast-track immediately into graduate training in public health, and this program also offers that opportunity.

Master of Science (MS) in Community Health and Health Behavior provides additional knowledge and skills sought by employers in the fields of health care and public health, and is ideal for students interested in careers in academic, governmental or private sector research, or who are interested in furthering their academic training by completing a PhD program. It is also an excellent degree for health care professionals wishing to integrate research into their practice.

With the combined BS/MS degree, you could obtain a position as a:

  • Research program coordinator
  • Data analyst
  • Public health program coordinator or director
  • Academic clinician

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Questions about the program?

Contact undergraduate advisement at or (716) 829-5000.