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

Required Courses
HDFS 505Human Development for Helping Professionals3
HDFS 524Family Studies3
HDFS 545Program Evaluation Methods and Statistics3
HDFS 592Grant Writing--Research/Program Development3
HDFS 607Prevention Science Across the Lifespan3
HDFS 608Program Planning and Implementation3
HDFS 609Prevention Program Evaluation3
HDFS 610Risk and Resilience3
Selected Courses
Select two courses from the following:6
Early Child Development
Adolescent Development
Adult Development and Aging
Program Total Credits:30

A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.