Health Psychology Program Overview

How does physical health affect one’s state of mind? In what ways does the brain influence illness? How closely linked are mental and physical wellness?

These are the questions at the heart of health psychology—a rapidly growing field in need of professionals to provide psychological services to those with medical illness.

University of the Sciences of Philadelphia is one of the only master’s programs in the country with a curriculum focused specifically on health psychology. We prepare students to thrive in careers in health-related research. The program can also serve as a springboard to a doctoral degree.

From Discovery to Application

We base our program in applied experimental psychology. You will receive training in the scientific foundations of clinical health psychology; work closely with faculty on their research, all in the context of evidence-based practice. Disciplines covered in the program include:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Graduate statistics and experimental design

Rigorous courses and expert instructors will help increase your understanding of the critical interrelationships among behavior, mental health, physical diseases, interpersonal relationships, the health care delivery system, and optimum health.

With two degree options, the master’s in health psychology program can help you prepare for a variety of career options in health-related research.