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Master in Prevention Science

The Master in Prevention Science no longer accepts applications and is being phased out by the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

33 credit hours required

Recommended enrollments are six hours fall and spring semesters, three hours in the summer.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is needed for graduation. 

Core Course

LSTD 5003 Intro to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies* (three hours)
LSTD 5013 Interdisciplinary Foundation (three hours)
LSTD 5043 Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies OR LSTD 5083 Qualitative Research Methods (three hours)
LSPS 5113 Foundations in Prevention Science (three hours)
LSPS 5133 Prevention Across the Lifespan (three hours)
LSPS 5173 Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (three 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

Elective Courses

Nine hours required from the following or other courses as approved:

Elective courses are offered on a rotational basis. Please check for specific semester availability.

LSPS 5203 Drugs and the Brain (three hours)
LSPS 5920 Internship in Prevention Science (three hours)
LSPS 5700 Advanced topics in Prevention Science (three hours)
LSHA 5113 Strategic Planning and Evaluation in HHSA (three hours)
LSHA 5133 Cultural, Social, and Diversity Issues in HHSA (three hours)
LSHA 5153 Ethics in HHSA (three hours)
LSHA 5313 Cross Cultural Health Issues in HHSA (three hours)
LSAL 5133 Cultures of Organizations (three hours)
LSAL 5203 Leadership Issues in Decision Making (three hours)
LSAL 5313 Organizational Communications (three hours)

Degree Completion

Approved elective coursework and written comprehensive examination

Prevention Science Degree Planning Worksheet