Community Psychology, M.A.

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  • Tuition Fee
    870 USD/credit
    Tuition fee
    870 USD/credit
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
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The University of New Haven field of Community Psychology applies the theories and approaches of psychology and related social sciences to the task of understanding and modifying the complex social forces, including risk and protective factors, that influence individual and community well-being.

About

Accordingly, the M.A. program in Community Psychology, University of New Haven provides training in current strategies for preventing and treating psychological problems, emphasizing interventions at the levels of social institutions, organizations, groups and individuals.

Community analysis and consultation are addressed, along with program development, administration, and evaluation. Classroom study is closely integrated with supervised internships in a variety of human service organizations and community settings.

Graduates assume positions of responsibility in a broad range of human service settings, such as mental health programs, youth service bureaus, community centers, child development programs, municipal services, state agencies, health care systems, community action programs, and advocacy organizations.

The field of community psychology applies the theories and approaches of psychology and related social sciences to the task of understanding and modifying the complex social forces, including risk and protective factors, that influence individual and community well-being.

Programme Structure

The program consists of 45 credits, 24 of which compose the core curriculum completed by all students, and 12 of which constitute one of three areas of concentration. The remaining 9 credits are electives.

Required Courses

  • Survey of Community Psychology
  • Psychometrics and Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Consultation Seminar
  • Consultation Fieldwork
  • Individual Intervention Seminar
or
  • Systems Intervention Seminar
  • Individual Intervention Fieldwork
or
  • Systems Intervention Fieldwork
  • Concentration (four courses)
  • Electives (three courses)

Internships and Seminars

Supervised internships in a variety of settings are a major vehicle through which students in the program develop applied skills. Students plan their internship activities in collaboration with both the program coordinator and their supervisor from the field setting. Internships are provided in the areas of individual intervention, consultation, and systems intervention. Students with a year or more of appropriate full-time human service experience in a particular internship area can substitute an elective course for that internship, contingent upon the approval of the program coordinator.

Internship seminars provide a theoretical and research framework within which the development of applied skills is examined and discussed. The seminars enable students to conceptualize within a broader context the issues encountered in the field. In addition, a comprehensive project report in which students analyze and integrate their internship with relevant research and course work is required.

Thesis

Students may choose to write a thesis as part of their program of study. The thesis must demonstrate an ability to organize and present data and conclusions in a clear, original, and well-reasoned fashion. A thesis is strongly recommended for students wishing to pursue doctoral training after graduation. Thesis preparation and submission must comply with Graduate School policy as well as specific departmental requirements.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Classes are offered in three trimesters in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, with an abbreviated summer session.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required. A major in psychology is preferred but not required. However, all students are expected to have at least an introductory-level understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and methods before entering the program. Students who have not had an undergraduate course in statistical methods are required to take one before enrolling in PSYC 6608. Undergraduate academic performance, letters of recommendation, and relevant work/volunteer experience play a major role in admission decisions.

Applicants should submit a personal statement describing their interest in community psychology in addition to providing the materials required by the Graduate School.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .

Graduate Tuition, per credit - $870

Living costs for New Haven

1,380 - 2,110 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:

  • Federal Direct Student Loan - A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan - A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to the Cost of Attendance minus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Private Alternative Loans - These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

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