Careers: Master of Science in Community Health & Prevention Science

April 28, 2023
May 08, 2023
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The field of Community Health and Prevention Science is considered an emerging and highly important specialization of public health. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of Community Health and Prevention Science jobs will have a high relative growth in the next ten years (17.96% vs. 5.78% total labor market).

Graduates in the Community Health and Prevention Sciences Master’s degree are prepared to work in a variety of roles including prevention specialists, program evaluators, research analysts, administrators, foundation program officers, grant evaluators, research associates, program coordinators for grant funded research, and other university positions such as extension faculty.

Graduates will have gained skills in:

  • Community Health
  • Health Promotion Programs
  • Disease Prevention
  • Educational Outreach
  • Health Education
  • Prevention Programs
  • Health Behavior Change

Prevention Science specialists are employed in:

  • Government
  • Human Services
  • Educational Organizations
  • Private Research Firms
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Universities
  • Consulting firms