The Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) within the Department of Medicine offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Community Health and Prevention Research (CHPR). The M.S. in CHPR is available to external applicants, to current Stanford undergraduates (who must complete the M.S. as a coterminal master’s program), and to current graduate students at Stanford.
The purpose of the M.S. in CHPR 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.
In the M.S. in CHPR, students:
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
An interdisciplinary program that engages students in the process of evaluating policy options and outcomes.
Anthropology is devoted to the study of human beings and human societies as they exist across time and space.
Gain a substantial introduction to education through a broad-based and focused study of educational research, theory and practice.
Understand what it means to think historically: locating subjects in time and place and being sensitive to the contingencies of context and to change over time.