Prevention Science: PhD

The prevention science PhD program is a research-intensive degree program designed to provide training in the design, evaluation, and implementation of interventions aimed at reducing risk and enhancing protective factors in children, youth, and families, and building resilient communities.

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

This research-intensive degree program can be completed in four years, with students earning an MS en route to the PhD.

This program is intended for students who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a prevention science-related discipline or have significant human development, psychology, social science, education, or prevention science experience.

Graduates of the program typically obtain employment in academia (faculty positions) and university research settings; local, state, or national prevention or public health agencies; non-profit human service agencies; social advocacy organizations; research firms; or other human service or research organizations.

Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Education
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - December 15