Master of Prevention Science
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, particularly when it comes to fighting addiction. Substance abuse issues impact families and communities worldwide, and the need for professional, ethical prevention specialists continues to grow.
The curriculum for this master’s degree program is specifically designed to provide an academic preparation for individuals interested in pursuing the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium’s Certified Prevention Specialist (IC & RC CPS) credential.
The Master of Prevention Science is a 33-hour degree program completed 100% online.
The College of Liberal Studies Master of Prevention Science is a fast paced accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When a student is admitted into the program – he/she is assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses necessary for completing the degree. Once courses are identified, enrollment is done through the online oZone system.
This is a degree completion program with 33-credit hours.
Have a question? Contact an Admissions Specialist or CLS advisor.
33 credit hours required
Recommended enrollments are 6 hours fall and spring semesters, 3 hours in the summer.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is needed for graduation.
LSTD 5003 Intro to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies* (3 hours)
LSTD 5013 Interdisciplinary Foundation (3 hours)
LSTD 5043 Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies OR LSTD 5083 Qualitative Research Methods (3 hours)
LSPS 5113 Foundations in Prevention Science (3 hours)
LSPS 5133 Prevention Across the Lifespan (3 hours)
LSPS 5173 Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (3 hours)
All core courses must be completed prior to taking electives. Courses must be taken in the order listed.
*NOTE: LSTD 5003 and LSTD 5013 must be taken as your first courses
9 hours required from the following or other courses as approved:
LSHA 5113 Strategic Planning and Evaluation in HHSA (3 hours)
LSHA 5133 Cultural, Social, and Diversity Issues in HHSA (3 hours)
LSHA 5153 Ethics in HHSA (3 hours)
LSHA 5313 Cross Cultural Health Issues in HHSA (3 hours)
LSAL 5133 Cultures of Organizations (3 hours)
LSAL 5113 Leadership Issues in Decision Making (3 hours)
LSAL 5313 Organizational Communications (3 hours)
LSTD 5920 Internship (3 hours)
6 hours required from one of the following:
Approved elective coursework and written comprehensive examination