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Master of Arts in Prevention Science

Master of Arts in Prevention Science

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
The Prevention Science Master of Science (MS) degree is intended for students who have completed a bachelor’s in a prevention science-related discipline or have significant human development, psychology, education, or prevention science experience. This research-intensive degree program can be completed in two years and includes required coursework and a thesis project. A minimum of 65 graduate credits is required for graduation. Program Description: Prevention Science is a stand-alone discipline that is guided by the Society for Prevention Research (SPR). SPR’s mission is focused on “advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well-being.” Consistent with this mission, the program focuses on three primary areas: (1) the production or generation of research-based knowledge that focuses on increasing the understanding of risk and protective factors and processes related to the prevention of problems in human populations; (2) the translation of basic research findings into effective programs and policies that positively impact the development and well-being of children, youth, adults, families, and their communities; and (3) the development of successful partnerships with community, county, state, and national organizations to disseminate effective programs into routine practice in local, regional, national, and international settings. Program Philosophy & Goals: The goals and objectives of the program reflect our program philosophy and training model, which is based in the disciplines of Education and Psychology. We aim to produce graduates who are competent in prevention science research, committed to multicultural competence, and seek to promote well-being among individuals and families at elevated risk.