M.Sc. On Campus

Community Health and Prevention Research

24 months
56487 USD/year
56487 USD/year
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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR) from Stanford University consists of a minimum of 45 units and is designed for students pursuing health-related careers focusing on chronic disease prevention, health and wellness promotion, and the pursuit of health equity.


Key facts

The growing and increasingly recognized and valued fields of Community Health and Prevention Research  are concerned with expanding and enhancing disease prevention and control efforts in communities at local, state, national, and international levels.

 The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC), a world-renowned research center founded in 1972, recognizes that community health and prevention research play an increasingly vital role within the field of medicine, the study of global health, and population-level efforts to prevent and reduce chronic diseases. The purpose of this program is to:

  • Engage students from a range of backgrounds in didactic and experiential learning opportunities with the goal of gaining an in-depth understanding of community health and prevention research applications in diverse practice settings
  • Prepare future public health professionals to responsibly and effectively address health challenges faced by diverse communities across the life course.

Students who complete the Master of Science in Community Health and Prevention Research at Stanford University will:

  • Study patterns of chronic diseases in diverse communities and settings and examine how prevention can optimize health and promote health equity at the individual, family, community, and population level
  • Critically interpret and evaluate research on community health and prevention
  • Become involved in research teams that encourage health equity promotion and social responsibility
  • Gain and hone methodological skills including research study design, study implementation, and data analysis related to community health and prevention research
  • Utilize translational research and applied science in a community-based research internship with the expectation that they design, implement, and assess health and wellness solutions addressing preventable community health challenges
  • Complete a master’s thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Science of Healthy Living
  • Research in the Community
  • Professional and Career Development
  • The Science of Community Engagement in Health Research
  • Theoretical Foundations and Design of Behavioral Intervention Trials  
  • Prevention Research and Public Health: The Science of Healthy Living
  • Prevention Across Medical Disciplines
  • Evidence-based Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 letters of recommendation: At least one letter of recommendation should be from a faculty member at the last school you attended as a full-time student 
  • GRE General Test scores 
  • TOEFL scores or a TOEFL waiver, if applicable
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Purpose should describe succinctly your reasons for applying to CHPR at Stanford, your preparation for this field of study, research interests, future career plans, and other aspects of your background.
  • Official transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions you have attended as a full-time student for one year (i.e. three quarters or two semesters) or longer.
  • $125 application fee

Tuition Fee

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    56487 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56487 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    56487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56487 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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