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 2020

An Overview of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Curricula

When designing and implementing a healthy marriage and relationship education (HMRE) program, one of the most important decisions program providers need to make is which curriculum to implement. A new brief from the Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination Center reviews the design of 21 HMRE curricula implemented in formally evaluated programs. The brief is designed to help HMRE program providers and the evaluators that work with them better understand and assess various aspects of HMRE curricula.

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Featured MAST Center Research 2020

Trends in Relationship Formation and Stability in the United States: Dating, Cohabitation, Marriage, and Divorce

Over the past several decades, patterns of union formation and dissolution in the United States have changed in notable ways. Patterns of dating, cohabitation, marriage, and divorce continue to change and evolve, presenting new challenges and opportunities for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners alike.

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Call for Applications: 2021 MAST Center Graduate Internship Program

Published July 23, 2020

As part of our efforts to expand and strengthen the field of researchers studying relationships and families, the MAST Center’s…

Webinar 7/27/20: How Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program Activities May Lead to Intended Outcomes

Published July 17, 2020

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programming began as a relationship stability strategy for premarital couples, and spread to serve…

Webinar 7/23/20: How Responsible Fatherhood Program Activities May Lead to Intended Outcomes

Published July 17, 2020

Responsible Fatherhood (RF) programming has grown out of research demonstrating the importance of father involvement in family life, specifically to…

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Published July 1, 2020

The MAST Center studies marriage and romantic relationships, supports emerging scholars, and shares HMRE research and evaluation resources. Follow @MASTResearchCtr. Tweets…

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