Internships & Opportunities

Fieldwork is a major component of the Social and Behavioral Sciences MPH experience. Over the course of two semesters, you’ll develop relationships with a community agency or organization through hands-on work and supervision. Use data and empirical evidence to identify a public health problem, and then leverage social science and public health models to develop and implement a feasible solution to that problem. At the end you’ll communicate your results to community stakeholders for a fully integrated professional experience.


Some graduates pursue more study in doctoral or professional programs, while others enter the workforce directly. They find work in settings such as

  • state and local public health departments,
  • community-based organizations,
  • voluntary health agencies,
  • health maintenance organizations,
  • hospitals,
  • clinics, and
  • schools.

You may find Social and Behavioral Sciences MPH graduates working as

  • consultants for healthcare organizations and agencies,
  • evaluation specialists,
  • health educators and counselors,
  • HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment program coordinators,
  • infection control coordinators,
  • marketing specialists,
  • prevention specialists,
  • project directors, and
  • research and community health program managers.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can visit the Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

You’ll also have access to


Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Social and Behavioral Sciences MPH may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Community Health Workers


Dietitians & Nutritionists


Environmental Science & Protection Technicians, Including Health


Health Educators


Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary


Medical & Health Services Managers


Medical Records & Health Information Technicians


Occupational Health & Safety Specialists


Preventive Medicine Physicians


Registered Nurses


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).