Doctoral study in Health Behavior Research at Claremont Graduate University provides our scholars the necessary behavioral and health psychology expertise to allow them to improve individual health and social well being.
Due to the increasing recognition that many causes of human illness are behavioral, there is strong demand for behavioral scientists capable of conducting rigorous applied research and evaluation. The Health Behavior Research doctoral program seeks individuals committed to learning how to apply psychological science to promote health, prevent disease, and improve public health across global communities. Led by expert faculty-scholars in public health and psychology, you will come to understand the critical relationship between psychology and public health evaluation and policy. Intensive research is at the heart of the program; you may choose from a rich array of student- and faculty-led projects and resources, such as the Claremont Evaluation Center, an organized research unit that employs and provides practical experience for many students.
- Curriculum and graduate seminars provide students with the theoretical, methodological, and practical experience to pursue careers in academia or in a range of high-level research and consulting positions.
- Proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties provides many employment and educational opportunities for students.
- All graduate students in Health Behavior Research are encouraged to gain practical experience through projects, internships, or jobs, often at CGU’s research centers and affiliates, such as the Claremont Evaluation Center or the Health Psychology and Prevention Science Institute.
- All Health Behavior Research students who request financial aid receive fellowships. DBOS also regularly hires students for paid teaching assistantships.
- DBOS offers a certificate program and professional development workshops in Evaluation and Applied Methods for those seeking continuing education.