Community Psychology, M.A.

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The field of community psychology applies theories and techniques from psychology and related social sciences to the task of understanding and modifying the complex social forces that influence individual and community well-being.


Accordingly, the M.A. program in community psychology provides training in current approaches to preventing and treating psychological problems, emphasizing interventions at the level of social institutions, organizations, and groups as well as the individual. Community analysis, consultation, and collaboration are addressed, in addition to 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Community Psychology
  • Psychometrics and Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Program Evaluation
  • Consultation Seminar
  • Consultation Fieldwork
  • Individual Intervention Seminar
  • Systems Intervention Seminar
  • Individual Intervention Fieldwork
  • Systems Intervention Fieldwork
  • Concentration
  • Electives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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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. 
  • 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

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    870 USD/credit
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    870 USD/credit
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
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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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