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2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Community Psychology (M.A.)


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Master of Arts in Community Psychology

The Master of Arts in Community Psychology is administrated by the graduate program in Counseling and Community Psychology. The Community Psychology degree places its graduates at the forefront of advancing global trends towards multicultural and systemic community psychology practice. Courses prepare students to work with communities, schools, governments, international or multilateral organizations and/or nongovernmental organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate psychosocial interventions that promote psychological and physical health and well-being. The program exposes students to methods of community psychology practice that are ethically responsible and culturally appropriate to Egypt and the region.

Admission


The applicant should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduates studies; if the student has an MA in a related field already, a 3.0 GPA will also be expected at that level. Applicants should have taken an introduction to psychology course and completed previous coursework in statistics and research methods relevant to the social sciences. It is preferred that applicants have completed an undergraduate major in psychology or a related filed, or have relevant work experience.

Language Requirement


The applicant should demonstrate proficiency in the English language in accordance with AUC standards.

 

Courses (36 credit hours)


Course work for the Master of Art requires the completion of 36 credits as follows:

3. Elective


3 credits Required / 1 Elective course

4. Internship/Final Project


6 credits Required 8 months

5. Thesis


A thesis must be written in English and submitted in accordance with university regulations. Students should familiarize themselves with procedures regarding committee selection, writing of the thesis, presentation to the supervisor and readers, and defense of the thesis. Complying with the procedural requirements within the specified time sequences is the responsibility of the student.

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