Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the PhD in Prevention Science, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a mastery of theory and basic research on human development in the contexts of family, peers, school, and community.
- Demonstrate a mastery of: a) individual, family, and environmental risk and protective factors and how they relate to optimal human development; and b) the epidemiological approach to assessment of their prevalence.
- Design and conduct rigorous basic and/or applied research in the area of prevention science, including scientific tests of program efficacy/effectiveness and translational research on program implementation, outcomes, dissemination cost, and sustainability.
- Apply theory and research findings to the design of programs that promote optimal development and prevent poor physical, social, and emotional outcomes.
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills for the dissemination of research findings to a variety of audiences and for affecting evidence-based policy decisions.
- Write successful grant and contract proposals to fund prevention science research and programming.
- Implement effective teaching strategies.