Build the applied knowledge you need to make a lasting impact
Start developing the skills to plan and implement evidence-based prevention programs that make a lasting, positive difference within the community. Learn to strategically mitigate and address the complex impacts of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Specific topics of study in this program include:
- Prevention science theory
- Prevention program development, implementation, and evaluation
- Strategic program planning and administration
- Normative family functioning
- Lifespan development
- Risk and resilience
- Research design and analysis
- Grant writing
- Technical communication
Combine theory and applied knowledge to become a more effective program administrator or researcher
This degree’s curriculum adheres to Society for Prevention Research criteria for online master’s programs in Prevention Science. The combination of formal education and functional knowledge will prepare you for advancement opportunities in a range of fields that relate directly to the development and evaluation of prevention programming, including:
- Community agencies
- Governmental and human services agencies
- For-profit and not-for-profit research
- Advocacy organizations
- Educational institutions
What is prevention science?
Broadly speaking, prevention science focuses on the development of evidence-based strategies to reduce risk factors and increase protection measures with an overall goal of improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and the community.
Effective prevention science utilizes a multifaceted approach that draws from several disciplines, including human development, psychology and behavioral science, neurobiological sciences, and epidemiology. A central tenet of prevention science is the promotion of health equity and the reduction of disparities by studying how socioeconomic, cultural, and racial inequalities influence healthy development and wellbeing.
Study in a flexible, online format
This online program allows you to earn your master's degree from a respected, regionally accredited public research university in Colorado without traveling to a campus. Study in a convenient, asynchronous online format. Review course materials and complete assessments when it works for your schedule.