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Prevention Science


Prevention Science


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$685 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


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Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Program Start Terms:

    Fall, Spring and Summer



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

Tuition for the online program is $22,605* for the entire program. Fees associated with the program are included in this cost. Books and materials are additional.

Once accepted into the program, students are required to submit a $350 non-refundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class.


Program Details

To apply to the online Master of Construction Business, students must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or appropriate international equivalent).

Students should have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate studies, and have a minimum of three years work experience in the built environment.

To apply, students must:

  • Complete the online application at
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide official college transcripts from all institutions
  • Submit a personal statement
  • International students must demonstrate English proficiency

Applicants may be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), depending on their work experience and prior education. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed individually.

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.

If you would like to compare the estimated cost of your program with a typical financial aid package, use the cost calculator on our OU Online financial aid page. 

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