Take an active role in preventing and promoting social, physical, and mental health of your local community with the University of Cincinnati’s online MS Community Health and Prevention Science program.
This degree is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of Prevention Science and Community Health. Students will focus on measuring risk and protective factors that modify health behavior and will learn to take those factors to potentially develop and implement prevention programs and interventions. Graduates of this degree program will possess skills needed to positively impact communities through evidence-based prevention practices. Bringing research and practical applications together, graduates will be highly prepared to initiate health behavior change at the family, school, and community settings.
Prevention science is an emerging, interdisciplinary field of public health that focuses on preventing negative health outcomes by introducing behavior changes.
In this program, students will develop skills to plan, implement, and evaluate community health behavior change programs using a prevention science framework.
Prevention science has significant growth potential in the United States and across the globe. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fields involving social and behavioral science are anticipated to grow between 11% and 20% by 2028, which is higher than other occupations.
Students will be eligible to pursue three highly recognized credentials following graduation:
Yes, to walk across the stage for your graduation. (Just kidding, that is optional!)
The University of Cincinnati’s online programs are truly all online, requiring no on-campus visits. There are a few rare exceptions and those are noted on the program information pages.
Yes. There is a chance if certain conditions are met. These could include taking a graduate entry exam (i.e. GRE, GMAT), being conditionally admitted, or working with the program director on other ways to demonstrate your likelihood for success if admitted into the program.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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