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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Community Psychology (Graduate Diploma)


The Community Psychology diploma 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 psychological interventions that promote social, 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.

The diploma aims to complement students’ existing knowledge and disciplinary specializations by providing training in understanding communities from a psychological and systems perspective while preparing students to intervene in communities on issues of importance.

Admission

At a minimum, applicants must meet at least one of two requirements: a) have at least two years relevant full-time work experience, or b) have completed or be near completion a Master’s degree in a related discipline. It is expected that candidates have a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 in previous academic studies and current academic studies if currently enrolled in a graduate program. Admission is competitive, and dependent on successful interview.


Language Requirement

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

Courses (18 credit hours)


Course work for the Graduate Diploma requires the completion of 18 credits as follows:

Electives


6 credits Required / 2 courses

Students should take two additional electives that best meet their professional goals, with approval from the graduate advisor and the department in which the course is offered. Students will be encouraged to take a course related to research methodology if they have not already completed a graduate-level research course.

Notes


Students will be encouraged to complete the diploma in one year.