The online Master of Prevention Science Practice trains graduates to implement evidence-based prevention programs for use at the community-level in preventing mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. The course work emphasizes lifespan developmental processes and normative family functioning, as well as theories of prevention science and risk and resilience. Students gain skills such as program planning and evaluation, program administration, grant writing, and technical communication. The curriculum adheres to the Society for Prevention Research’s criteria for online Master’s programs in Prevention Science. M.P.S.P. graduates are competitive for positions in a variety of health care, social service, or educational agencies with titles such as Social Service Specialist, Social or Community Service Manager, Health Promotion Specialist, Mental Health Consultant, Child Welfare Specialist, Behavior Health Specialist, or Prevention Specialist.
Effective Spring 2022
|HDFS 505||Human Development for Helping Professionals||3|
|HDFS 524||Family Studies||3|
|HDFS 545||Program Evaluation Methods and Statistics||3|
|HDFS 592||Grant Writing--Research/Program Development||3|
|HDFS 607||Prevention Science Across the Lifespan||3|
|HDFS 608||Program Planning and Implementation||3|
|HDFS 609||Prevention Program Evaluation||3|
|HDFS 610||Risk and Resilience||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Early Child Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
|Program Total Credits:||30|
A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.