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Student working in a graduate program in the Thiadiaye region.

Innovative and interdisciplinary in nature, the Biobehavioral Health graduate program at Penn State focuses on the unique space where biological, psychological, environmental, and cultural factors converge to affect health and disease across the lifespan.

With an endless array of challenges to explore, our graduate students immerse themselves in a wide array of academic pursuits and research initiatives that improve the lives of others and advance understanding of the world’s most pressing health issues.

BBH offers two flexible doctoral programs:

With our highly esteemed faculty providing cutting-edge curriculum and mentorship, our graduate programs take an integrative approach to preparing you to become a future leader driving advancements in health throughout all stages of life. Upon completion of either program, you’ll be well prepared to step into a career in a variety of diverse settings, including academia, research centers, government, health care facilities, private industry, and more.