Prevention Science (PostBac Ph.D.)

Department of Applied Human Sciences

Students who know they are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. might be interested in our 90-hour post-bachelor doctoral program in Human Development and Family Science with a specialization in Prevention Science which provides students with the skills to teach, conduct high-impact research, and apply research-based knowledge to the development, implementation, evaluation, and administration of prevention programs designed to promote individual, family, and relationship health and well-being across the life course.

The prevention science post-bachelor doctoral degree offers students the opportunity to efficiently complete both their master’s and doctoral degrees at K-State. Benefits of this option include:

  • A shorter path to a doctoral degree
  • Continuity of faculty advising across both degrees
  • Seamless transition from MS to PhD program, which can result in increased productivity.

If students’ career plans change during their master’s degree work, they have the option of graduating with their master’s degree and not continuing to the doctoral degree.

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Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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