2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Community Psychology, M.A., Community Research and Evaluation Concentration


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M.A. Community Psychology


Community psychology focuses on solutions to human problems in a wide variety of settings, by developing theory, research and practice to enhance the functioning of individuals, families, groups, institutions, and entire communities. This program consists of 36 credits, 21 of which compose the core curriculum completed by all students (including two semesters of fieldwork), and 9 of which constitute an area of concentration. The remaining 6 credits are electives.

Program Outcomes

1. Students will successfully conduct applied social research relevant to community psychology.

2. Students successfully apply major theoretical concepts in the core community psychology curriculum. 

3. Students demonstrate, at a professional level, applied intervention skills in an internship setting relevant to their concentration.

Concentration in Community Research and Evaluation


The community research and evaluation concentration prepares students for careers in research labs or organizations and/or who are thinking of going on to a doctoral program and a possible career in university teaching and research. Students have the option, in consultation with a faculty advisor, of completing either a thesis or two research projects. Both these options represent an integrative piece of significant independent scholarship. The thesis will be larger in scope, more formal, and more rigorous than the projects, and it must involve a well-developed and systematically conducted research study. The projects may also be a piece of research, though narrower in scope and more focused than a thesis (e.g., a pilot study or a program evaluation); they may also involve the development, implementation and evaluation of an action-oriented intervention.

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