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2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [Published 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.


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.

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. In this respect, applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to apply before mid-November of each year.  This will allow for an early evaluation of prerequisite requirements so that whenever possible, these requirements can be met before the start of the fall semester.

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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