M.Sc. On Campus

Prevention Science and Community Health

24 months
39834 USD/year
39834 USD/year
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University of Miami's Prevention Science and Community Health students develop skills in translating prevention research into demonstrable, preventive action. They partner with communities and organizations to implement of evidence-based, preventive interventions with fidelity and sensitivity to communities’ diversity and unique strengths.


Key facts

The focus of University of Miami's Prevention Science and Community Health program is in line with the seven priority areas of the U.S. National Prevention Strategy, including tobacco-free living, preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use, healthy eating, active living, injury and violence-free living, reproductive and sexual health and mental/emotional well-being. Students learn how to help create healthy and safe communities, eliminate health disparities, provide clinical and community prevention services, and empower people.

The program helps prepare students for research or technical positions in government, industry, academia, or private institutions. It’s also intended for students who want to pursue future doctoral studies in public health.

Programme Structure

The 33-credit M.S. in Prevention Science and Community Health is intended to provide students with training in the fundamentals of prevention science, including:

  • Assessment of risk and protective factors that predict and modify health and behavior outcomes
  • Development of preventive interventions that target these risk and protective factors
  • Implementation and evaluation of these interventions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    39834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19917 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 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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