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Prevention Science


Prevention Science


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$437-$1048 C/H




Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

College of Professional and Continuing Studies


Promote Positive Outcomes

Substance abuse is an escalating problem in modern culture, and the toll it takes on society can be seen in healthcare and correctional facilities nationwide. Preventing and finding effective treatment at this scale can be difficult, however.

Our Master of Prevention Science is an accredited, flexible, and affordable degree program designed to help you take on the real-world challenges facing communities today. In this program, you will learn the theoretical and real-world skills necessary to help others fight addiction, and you will graduate prepared to pursue the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium’s Certified Prevention Specialist (IC & RC CPS) credential, the most respected credential in prevention.

The Master of Prevention Science is a program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 


  • Prevention across the lifespan
  • Strategic planning and evaluation
  • Foundations in prevention science 
  • Ethics
  • Cultural, social, and diversity issues
  • Program implementation and evaluation

Course Sequence:

    Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies

    Interdisciplinary Foundations

    Foundations in Prevention Science

    Prevention Across the Lifespan

    Program Development Implementation and Evaluation

    Research Methods In Interdisciplinary Studies

    Qualitative Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies


    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    December 16, 2020

Next Start Date:

    January 2021



Lead in Today's World

You will get a first-class education from a college ranked in the top tier of education colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Our experienced OU faculty will guide you through the program with support from professors of practice.



Academic Excellence

OU’s graduate school experience is built on the idea that our world-class faculty are mixed with professors of practice to provide valuable instruction in a high-quality online learning environment.


Strong Career Growth

The OU Extended Campus Master of Prevention Science is a cutting-edge degree program that combines tested theory and practical training to educate these specialists and empower them to help others in the global community.


An Investment in Your Future

Online programs are an investment in each student’s future, and OU makes every effort to see that each qualified candidate is able to attend. Current students use many types of financing to cover their expenses such as Financial Aid. To learn more, please fill out the form above to speak with one of our enrollment counselors.

In-state tuition is $274.30 per credit hour, out-of-state tuition is $885.10 per credit hour. In addition, there are mandatory fees of $163 per credit hour for services provided by the college. 

Program Details

The first step to getting your graduate degree from OU Extended Campus is to apply for admission. After making sure you meet the admissions criteria, you are ready to apply.

STEP 1: Review Program Requirements

Graduate programs may have additional application requirements depending on which program you choose. Please review the requirements for specific degree programs here.

STEP 2: Prepare Application Materials

STEP 3: Complete Online Application and Pay Application Fee

Complete the online graduate application form and pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee. As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will be reviewed when it is complete and all required materials have been received.

Step 4: Be Admitted and Enroll

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.



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Phone: (405) 325-3266
Toll Free: (800) 522-4389