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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.

You will be able to contribute to scientific knowledge and translate that data into programs, policies, and applications by joining one of our many labs.

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.

Policy Analyst

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.

Resources Prospective and Current Graduate Students

We realize that most graduate students need financial support for their graduate education, and most of our students do receive such support. Learn more about financial options that work for you.

Navigating graduate school applications can be challenging. Let us guide you through the process.

Learn more about what we require for entry into our master’s and doctoral programs so you are prepared every step of the way.