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

CourseS Credits
Psychological Foundations 12
Research Methods 9
Professional Foundations 6
Electives 15
Reading/Research 3

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 Science 3
CPSY 621 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3
Elective of Choice -4
EDUC 612 Social Science Research Design 3
PREV 607 Prevention Science Capstone Seminar 2
PREV 605 – Reading and Conference 1

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 Statistics 3
CPSY 645 Health Promotion and Equity 3
Elective of Choice 3–4
Elective of Choice 3–4
PREV 607 Prevention Science Seminar 2
PREV 601 Research 1

Spring Term - 15 Minimum Credits

EDUC 640 Applied Statistical Design and Analysis 3
PREV 633 Contemporary Issues in Public Health 3
Elective of Choice 3-4
Elective of Choice 3–4
PREV 607 Prevention Science Seminar 2
PREV 601 Research 1

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 Interventions 4
CPSY 617 Theories of Career Development 3
CPSY 614 Theories of Counseling 3
CFT 620 Mental Health and Diagnosis 3
PREV 605 Prevention Science Externship 1–4
PREV 634 Implementation Science 3
CPSY 626 Psychology Services Latinos 2
SPSY 617 Tests and Measurements in Education 4
SPED 511 Foundations of Disability I 3
CFT 615 Introduction to Marriage Family Therapy 3