Master of Education in Prevention Science

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

Graduation Requirements — Total Credits: 45

Psychological Foundations12
Research Methods9
Professional Foundations6

In addition, MEd students complete a “Capstone project”

Prevention Science MEd Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Term - 15 Credits Minimum

PREV 631 Introduction to Prevention Science3
CPSY 621 Lifespan Developmental Psychology3
Elective of Choice3-4
EDUC 610 Social Science Research Design3
PREV 607 Prevention Science Capstone Seminar2
PREV 605 – Reading and Conference1

Winter Term - 15 Credits Minimum

  • Program Plan completed and turned in to your capstone seminar instructor by the end of winter term
EDUC 614 Educational Statistics3
CPSY 645 Health Promotion and Equity3
Elective of Choice3–4
Elective of Choice3–4
PREV 607 Prevention Science Seminar2
PREV 601 Research1

Spring Term - 15 Minimum Credits

EDUC 640 Applied Statistical Design and Analysis3
PREV 633 Contemporary Issues in Public Health3
Elective of Choice3-4
Elective of Choice3–4
PREV 607 Prevention Science Seminar2
PREV 601 Research1

Students may choose to take a lighter course load each term and spread completion of the program over two years. 

Possible Electives

Students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits of electives in area of their choice related to prevention science (PREV).

EDLD 610 Culturally Adapted Interventions4
CPSY 617 Theories of Career Development3
CPSY 614 Theories of Counseling3
CFT 620 Mental Health and Diagnosis3
PREV 605 Prevention Science Externship1–4
PREV 634 Implementation Science3
SPSY 610 Neuroscience for Educators3
CPSY 626 Psychology Services Latinos2
SPSY 617 Tests and Measurements in Education4
SPED 511 Foundations of Disability I3
CFT 615 Introduction to Marriage Family Therapy3