Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science Admission
- Spring 2021 - Online Cohort (Full and no longer accepting applicants)
- Fall 2021 - Online Cohort (Now accepting applications)
For consideration and admission to the Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science program, applicants must present evidence of the following:
1. A Doctoral Application
Create an Admissions Portal Account at www.wilmu.edu/apply. Submit an application and supplemental items through the portal. You are able to track the status of all Admissions documents through the portal. Please allow 3-5 business days for the processing of applications and documents.
There is a $35 nonrefundable fee to submit the application.
Download the application materials, including a welcome letter.
2. Official Transcripts (Bachelor's and Master's, listing conferral dates)
- Electronically or
- Sent from the school of attendance in a sealed envelope to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Wilson Graduate Center
31 Read's Way
New Castle, DE 19720
Any transcripts from institutions outside of the United States require an official course-by-course evaluation by a NACES.org approved agency.
3. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Upload a copy of a current professional Resume or Vitae as either a PDF or Word document in your Admissions Portal Account.
4. Three Letters of Recommendation
Three Letters of Recommendation completed by professionals who can attest to an applicant's aptitude for doctoral-level study, openness to interdisciplinary learning, and professional self-development. Recommendations are to be requested through the Admissions Portal. Delayed recommendation forms/letters will hinder the admissions process. It is suggested you follow-up with your recommendation sources to be sure your recommendations are received in a timely manner.
Please respond to the following statements. Use APA 7th edition writing standards. The response should be a minimum of two full pages (8 ½ x 11) typed, with at least three citations/references.
- Describe your professional and personal goals and how they relate to pursuing a doctoral degree and career in prevention science. Include in your essay how your professional and personal life experiences have developed your prevention competencies.
- Describe a focus area of prevention and associated research you would like to pursue during the doctoral program. Include examples of evidence-based practices, models, and/or frameworks that are associated with the prevention interest.
Since we do not require standardized test scores as a criteria for admissions, your responses to these questions will weigh significantly in the initial screening process. Responses must meet the minimum of 2 pages to be considered. Please give careful attention to the quality of the content, writing mechanics, and organization of thought.
Upload through the Admissions Portal as either a PDF or Word document.
6. If You are an International Student, Please Click Here for Additional Admission Requirements
The PSC Program highly recommends that all applicants submit a complete application package with all materials, rather than submitting their application in pieces. Following such procedure will ensure a more timely response from the admissions committee.