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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Community Psychology (M.A.)

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International Counseling and Community Psychology (ICCP)

The ICCP program will place its graduates at the forefront of advancing global trends towards multi-cultural and systemic psychological practice that promotes culturally relevant family and community intervention in Egypt and the region. Graduates will be the first practitioners trained in Egypt and the region to provide a multilayered range of family and community intervention to assist people struggling with issues affecting mental health, including mental illness and psychosocial issues.

Masters of Arts in Community Psychology


This program will prepare students to work within communities, schools, governments, United Nations and nongovernmental organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate psychosocial interventions. The program will also expose students to methods of psychological practice that are culturally appropriate to Egypt and the region. In response to community needs, the proposed program will provide its graduates with intervention skills that will help them spread awareness about mental health and thereby advance community-based mental health care.


The applicant should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies; if the student has an MA in a related field already, a 3.0 GPA will also be expected at that level. The applicant should have also completed an undergraduate major in psychology and/or the completion of a minimum of 15 credits (or equivalent) in psychology or related social/behavioral sciences including: Statistics, Research Design, and Psychopathology.

Language Requirement

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



Courses (40 credit hours)

Course work for the Master of Art requires the completion of 40 credits as follows:

3. Elective

3 credits Required / 1 Elective course

4. Internship/Final Project

4 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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