Prevention Science: MEd, MS, PhD

Prevention Science: MEd

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Prevention Science


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Education (MEd)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Education




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: July 31


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

0.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The non-clinical prevention science degree program provides training in psychological foundations, research competencies, and components of evidence-based prevention and interventions to reduce malleable risk factors and enhance protective factors in children, youth, and families.

The strengths-based program is designed to produce culturally-competent prevention scientists capable of advancing healthy outcomes across diverse settings. 

The MEd program is a 1-year master’s degree program primarily intended for:

  • Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or have human development, psychology, education, biology, human physiology, nutrition or prevention science experience and wish to enhance their education to improve their career opportunities in the field.
  • Students who wish to refocus their education from a nonscience or non-education bachelor’s background, such as a humanities undergraduate degree, to gain training and skill development relevant to prevention science, program evaluation, and research in the human service professions for a future career or academic study interests.
  • Students who are considering pursuing doctoral study or additional applied masters’ training and wish to improve their content knowledge and research skills to make themselves more competitive for other more advanced highquality graduate programs. 

Graduates of the MEd program typically obtain employment in community prevention settings, health departments, non-profit human service agencies, social advocacy centers, or university settings.

Recent graduates, for instance, have obtained employment as:

  • Behavioral health specialists
  • Case managers
  • Interventionists
  • Prevention specialists
  • Program managers
  • Research project coordinators

Many of our graduates also choose to continue their graduate education in pursuit of doctoral training in the fields of counseling psychology, couples & family therapy, psychology, prevention science, school psychology, public health or social work, to name a few.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. This program has two separate applications, the University of Oregon application and a department application. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT or GRE

Apply Through Department


Prevention Science: MS

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Prevention Science


PROGRAM LEVEL

Master of Science (MS)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Education




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: July 31


MEDIAN TIME TO DEGREE

1.7 years


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The prevention science MS program is a multidisciplinary, research-intensive program focused on promoting health and well-being in human populations, with a commitment to improving outcomes for underserved populations.

Students participate in both basic and applied research that helps advance the understanding of risk and protective factors and translating the research findings into effective programs and policies.

Students also get opportunities to develop successful partnerships with local, national, and international organizations to disseminate effective programs into routine practice.

This 2-year master’s degree program is primarily intended for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or have human development, psychology, education, biology, human physiology, nutrition or prevention science experience, and are interested in advanced statistics/methodology and research training beyond what is offered in the 1-year MEd program.

The 2-year MS program also provides greater opportunities for students to develop long-term collaborations in research centers and with faculty members both within and outside the program but does not require the commitment involved in completing the PhD.

Graduates of the program typically obtain employment in community prevention settings, health departments, non-profit human service agencies, social advocacy centers, or university settings.

Recent graduates, for instance, have obtained employment as:

  • Behavioral health specialists
  • Case managers
  • Interventionists
  • Prevention specialists
  • Program managers
  • Research project coordinators

Many of our graduates also choose to continue their graduate education in pursuit of doctoral training in the fields of counseling psychology, couples & family therapy, psychology, prevention science, school psychology, public health or social work, to name a few.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT or GRE

Apply Through Department


Prevention Science: PhD

Program Information

PROGRAM NAME

Prevention Science


PROGRAM LEVEL

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


COLLEGE/SCHOOL AFFILIATION

College of Education




FINAL DEADLINE

Fall Term: January 15


CAMPUS

Eugene


Program Description

The prevention science PhD program is a research-intensive degree program designed to provide training in the design, evaluation, and implementation of interventions aimed at reducing risk and enhancing protective factors in children, youth, and families, and building resilient communities.

This strengths-based program is designed to produce culturally-competent prevention scientists capable of advancing healthy outcomes across diverse settings.

This research-intensive degree program can be completed in four years, with students earning an MS en route to the PhD.

This program is intended for students who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a prevention science-related discipline or have significant human development, psychology, social science, education, or prevention science experience.

Graduates of the program typically obtain employment in academia (faculty positions) and university research settings; local, state, or national prevention or public health agencies; non-profit human service agencies; social advocacy organizations; research firms; or other human service or research organizations.

Program Information  Faculty


Application at a Glance

You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.

UO Application Requirements

Program-Specific Application Requirements

Required

  • CV
  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Optional

  • Writing Sample

Not Required

  • GMAT

Apply Through Department