Prevention Science (MEd)

Nicole Giuliani and Nichole KellyProgram Directors
240 HEDCO Education Building

If you are passionate about promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities, our program is for you. It provides training in the design, evaluation, and delivery of interventions aimed at reducing risk and enhancing protective factors in children, youth, and families, and building resilient communities.

Our strengths-based program is designed to produce culturally-competent prevention scientists capable of advancing healthy outcomes across diverse settings.

The one-year master of education (MEd) degree in prevention science is primarily intended for:

  1. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a prevention science–related discipline or have human development, psychology, education, or prevention science experience, are currently working in the profession, and wish to enhance their education to improve their career opportunities in the field
  2. Students who wish to refocus their education from a nonscience or noneducation bachelor’s background, such as a humanities undergraduate degree, to gain training and skill development relevant to prevention science, program evaluation, and research in the human services professions for future career or academic study interests
  3. Students who are considering pursuing doctoral study or additional applied master’s training and wish to improve their content knowledge and research skills to make themselves more competitive for other, more advanced graduate programs

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Prevention Science Major Requirements

PREV 601Research: [Topic]2
PREV 605Reading and Conference: [Topic] (Prev Sci)1
PREV 607Seminar: [Topic] (Capstone)6
PREV 631Introduction to Prevention Science3
PREV 633Contemporary Issues in Public Health3
CPSY 621Lifespan Developmental Psychology3
CPSY 645Health Promotion and Equity (or other health related course)3
EDUC 612Social Science and Education Research Design3
EDUC 614Educational Statistics3
EDUC 640Applied Statistical Design and Analysis3
or EDUC 630 Qualitative Methodology I: Interpretivist Inquiry
Electives 115
Reading and Conference: [Topic]
Experimental Course: [Topic] (PREV 635 Prevention & Policy)
PREV 632
Implementation Science
EDLD 623
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Theories of Counseling
Theories of Career Development
Experimental Course: [Topic]
SPSY 617
Academic and Behavioral Interventions
Foundations of Disability I
Capstone Project
Total Credits Requirement:45