The non-clinical prevention science degree program provides training in psychological foundations, research competencies, and components of evidence-based prevention and interventions to reduce malleable risk factors and enhance protective factors in children, youth, and families.
The strengths-based program is designed to produce culturally-competent prevention scientists capable of advancing healthy outcomes across diverse settings.
The MEd program is a 1-year master’s degree program primarily intended for:
- Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or have human development, psychology, education, biology, human physiology, nutrition or prevention science experience and wish to enhance their education to improve their career opportunities in the field.
- Students who wish to refocus their education from a nonscience or non-education 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 service professions for a future career or academic study interests.
- Students who are considering pursuing doctoral study or additional applied masters’ training and wish to improve their content knowledge and research skills to make themselves more competitive for other more advanced high-quality graduate programs.
Graduates of the MEd program typically obtain employment in community prevention settings, health departments, non-profit human service agencies, social advocacy centers, or university settings.
Recent graduates, for instance, have obtained employment as:
- Behavioral health specialists
- Case managers
- Prevention specialists
- Program managers
- Research project coordinators
Many of our graduates also choose to continue their graduate education in pursuit of doctoral training in the fields of counseling psychology, couples & family therapy, psychology, prevention science, school psychology, public health or social work, to name a few.
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:
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements:
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample