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.
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. All students in this specialization obtain in-depth coursework in:
Lifespan Development, Normative Family Functioning,
Risk and Resilience, Prevention Science Theory,
Prevention Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
Grant Writing, Research Design and Analysis
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.
The CSU Prevention Research Center conducts rigorous and innovative prevention science research while providing training for the next generation of prevention scientists and community prevention practitioners.
As a graduate student, you will work with research faculty to examine the development of basic human processes.
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.
You will learn intervention skills in program planning, evaluation, and administration, grant writing, research design, and technical communication.
You can take courses in policy analysis and do an internship with a government agency.
Take courses to prepare you for careers teaching at the university, community college, or junior college level.
Researcher or Program Evaluator
Focus your coursework on research theory, design, statistics, and technical writing.
ResourcesProspective and Current Graduate Students