About the MAST Center

The Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center (MAST Center) conducts research on marriage and romantic relationships in the U.S. and healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programs designed to strengthen these relationships.

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Featured MAST Center Research February 17, 2022

Socioeconomic Factors and Differences in Forming and Maintaining Marriages and Cohabitations

A summary of trends in the formation and stability of cohabiting and marital unions, with a focus on what recent research tells us about socioeconomic differences and how these trends can inform healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) programming.

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Featured MAST Center Research October 5, 2021

Relationship Education for Youth Who Have Faced Adversity

An annotated bibliography of key literature on HMRE program implementation and outcome evaluations with youth who have faced adversity, as well as descriptive research that provides important contextual information. Information in this resource can help practitioners and researchers in the HMRE field adapt, develop, and test new or refined strategies for working with youth.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MAST Center’s 2022 Professional Development Grants

Published May 2, 2022

APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 15, 2022 BY 5:00 PM ET The MAST Center is pleased to announce the call for applications…

Meet Our 2021 Small Grant Program Award Winners!

Published October 27, 2021

The MAST Center is pleased to announce the winners of our 2021 Small Grant Program for emerging scholars in fields related…

EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: The 2022 MAST Center Graduate Internship Program

Published September 17, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Applications are now due by 5:00 PM ET on Friday, October 1, 2021 As part of our efforts…

Explore Careers in Family Science with NCFR’s New Online Hub

Published September 14, 2021

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has a new online hub to explore the diverse career paths for Family…

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