Wilmington University's Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science Program objectives and focus include training in three primary areas:

  1. The production or generation of research-based knowledge that focuses on increasing the understanding of risk and protective factors and processes related to prevention and health promotion in human populations.
  2. The translation of evidence into effective programs and policies that positively impact the well-being of children, youth, adults, families, and their communities
  3. The development of successful partnerships with community, county, state, and national organizations to disseminate effective programs into routine practice in local, regional, national, and international settings.

This program is offered in the following: