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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Community Psychology (M.A.)


Master of Arts in 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. The program emphasizes experiential learning and intensive mentoring.

Admission

The applicant should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies; if the student has a Masters 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. Admission is competitive, and dependent on successful interview.

While applications are accepted and evaluated during both the fall and spring application periods, the program course sequence only starts in the fall semester. Admitted students with course prerequisite requirements and/or English language requirements, must complete these requirements before being allowed to enroll in the program classes. Completion of these prerequisites can take up to a year, so applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology are encouraged to apply during the fall application period in order to have enough time to meet the prerequisite requirements before the start of the program.

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
PSYC 596/5263 - Internship in Community Psychology (3 cr.)  

In order to ensure that students are ready for community practice, they will be assessed for professional competence by a team of faculty members prior to approval for enrollment in internship. If a student fails to meet the minimum competency standards outlined in the graduate handbook, they will not be allowed to register.

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.
PSYC 599/5299 - Research Guidance and Thesis (3 cr.)