Master's in Prevention Science
Understanding and 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:
- relevant theoretical frameworks
- risk and protective factors
- research and evaluation methodologies
- implementation and translational research
- factors related to community and system change initiatives
A Master's in Prevention Science degree will prepare you for a variety of careers, including as a program and service coordinator, trainer or educator, quality improvement professional, applied researcher or scientist.
Master's degree students who reported being satisfied or very satisfied with the knowledge they gained in their program.
Master's degree students who said their analytical and critical thinking skills had developed to a large or very large extent.
The Master's in Prevention Science program offers you two options:
- Completing a capstone thesis (Plan A) that prepares students for an advanced degree. For more information view the capstone thesis checklist (PDF).
- Completing a capstone project (Plan B) that is designed for students planning to work in the field of prevention science. For more information view the capstone project checklist (PDF).
How to apply
Completed applications are due March 1.
Apply online at the ApplyYourself admission site.
For more information visit the Graduate School's Admissions site.
The Department of Family Social Science has specific program application requirements.
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Admission to the Department of Family Social Science (FSoS) is based on a review of multiple sources of information:
The program of study for the master's degree is planned by the student and the faculty adviser, approved by the director of graduate studies, and then filed with the Graduate School.