Master of Science in Prevention Science

Nicole Giuliani and Nichole KellyProgram Directors
240 HEDCO Education Building

The prevention science major leads to a master of science (MS) or master of education (MEd) degree.

The two-year MS degree in prevention science is intended for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a prevention science–related discipline or have human development, psychology, education, or prevention science experience, and an interest in advanced training in statistics-methodology and research beyond what is offered in the one-year MEd program. Students applying to the MS are likely to have clearly defined academic goals and seek more in-depth scientific and methodological training in prevention science and program evaluation. This masters’ degree option provides greater opportunities for students to develop long-term collaborations in research centers and with faculty members in the College of Education, but does not require the commitment involved in completing the PhD.

Seven courses in psychological foundations22
Five courses in research methods and statistics20
Research courses14
Elective courses9
Total Credits65