Core Courses

Students must complete 12 Scholarly Concentration coursework units. Students undertaking both a Foundation Area and an Application Area complete six units in each.

PR students will complete two required foundational courses:

  • CHPR 228
    Theoretical Foundations and Design of Behavioral Intervention Trials (3 units)
  • CHPR 240
    Prevention Research and Public Health: The Science of Healthy Living (3 units)

PR students may get approval from the Director to waive required foundational courses and take other pre-approved courses relevant to prevention research.

For full descriptions of School of Medicine courses, please visit the online catalog:

Medical students interested in earning a Master of Science degree in Community Health & Prevention Research should contact Jennifer Robinson, PhD, Administrative Director, at

Scholarly Concentration Application in Prevention Research