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Master's Degree in Prevention Science

Understanding & Using What Works

Prevention Science is a multi-disciplinary comprehensive approach to identify how best to promote the well-being of diverse families and communities by bridging research and practice. You will study:

The master's degree program in prevention science offers you two options:

A master's degree in prevention science will prepare you for a variety of careers, including program and service coordinators, trainers and educators, quality improvement professionals, applied researchers and scientists.

View current departmental course offerings.

How to apply

Completed applications are due March 1st.

The number of graduate applicants admitted into the program varies from year to year.

Learn more about application procedures and instructions.


Admission to the Department of Family Social Science (FSoS) is based on a review of multiple sources of information with no single factor determining an applicant's success or failure

The program of study for the M.A. degree is planned by the student and the faculty adviser, approved by the director of graduate studies, and then filed with the Graduate School.

Financing your education

Visit OneStop Student Services: Finances for information on tuition, fees, and financial aid.

Visit Assistantships, Fellowships, & Other Funding for more information on funding opportunities through FSoS, CEHD and UMN.

More information regarding assistantships and benefits can be found on the Office of Human Resources website.

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