Prevention Science Program

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Why earn a graduate degree in prevention science?

Are you passionate about promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities?

Our prevention science program is designed to provide 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.

Program Options

The prevention science program offers the following degree options:



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


Prevention Science Information Session

The UO Prevention Science program will be hosting an information session for interested masters applicants on January 15, 2021 from 12 - 1 PST. The info session will provide details about our program, application process, and you will also get the chance to interact with program faculty, staff and students. If you are interested in learning more about our program and how to apply, please join us on January 15, 2021

Zoom Meeting Details

Link: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/98176211106?pwd=RGRKMHpuU3lTMGZzZjhGc0FjT2tzUT09

Meeting ID: 981 7621 1106

Passcode: 485143


What can I do with a degree in prevention science?

Our master’s graduates typically obtain employment in:

  • community prevention settings
  • health departments
  • nonprofit human service agencies
  • social advocacy centers
  • universities

Recent graduates have obtained employment as:

  • behavioral health specialists
  • case managers
  • Interventionists
  • prevention specialists
  • program managers
  • research assistants
  • research project coordinators

In addition, many master’s graduates also choose to continue their graduate education in pursuit of doctoral training in the fields of:

  • counseling psychology
  • couples and family therapy
  • psychology
  • prevention science
  • school psychology
  • public health
  • social work

Our doctoral graduates typically obtain employment in:

  • academia (faculty positions) and university research settings
  • local, state, or national prevention or public health agencies
  • nonprofit human service agencies
  • social advocacy organizations
  • research firms
  • other human service or research organization

Diversity Statement

The Prevention Science program is founded on principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion. Program faculty highly value and support student diversity.  Current student body represents both national and international students, and students from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, as well as from different academic backgrounds (biology, public health, dietetics, psychology) given the inter-disciplinary nature of this degree. [MOU1]