What is Prevention Science?
A graduate degree in the Prevention Science specialization will prepare you for a variety of careers, from applied work in human services to contributing to improving the human experience as a researcher or policy analyst. Many of our master’s students choose this specialization because of the research-based curriculum and often go on to complete a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science.
All students in this specialization obtain in-depth coursework in:
- Lifespan development
- Normative family functioning
- Prevention science theory
- Risk and resilience
- Grant writing
- Prevention program development, implementation, and evaluation
- Research design and analysis
You can expect to complete the Prevention Science degree in two academic years as a full-time student. Your summer sessions often involve research or additional coursework. Take a moment to learn about the required courses you will take.
Prevention Science Specialization Curriculum
Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, Plan A, Prevention Science Specialization
Gain Research Experience
Throughout your education, you will be able to work closely with faculty to strengthen your understanding and application of knowledge of research findings.
Careers in Prevention Science
Our Prevention Science master’s program allows you to individualize your coursework so you can focus your education on your career goals. Our advisers work with you to select additional elective courses to give you a competitive advantage as you step into your new career.