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Community Psychology

Coordinator: Michael A. Morris, Professor of Psychology, Ph.D., Boston College

The field of community psychology applies the theories and approaches of psychology and related social sciences to the task of understanding and modifying the complex social forces, including risk and protective factors, that influence individual and community well-being. Accordingly, the M.A. program in community psychology provides training in current strategies for preventing and treating psychological problems, emphasizing interventions at the levels of social institutions, organizations, groups and individuals. Community analysis and consultation are addressed, along with program development, administration, and evaluation. Classroom study is closely integrated with supervised internships in a variety of human service organizations and community settings.

Graduates assume positions of responsibility in a broad range of human service settings, such as mental health programs, youth service bureaus, community centers, child development programs, municipal services, state agencies, health care systems, community action programs, and advocacy organizations.

For more details about the community psychology program, see the Program Information, Concentrations, and Admissions Requirements links on the left side of the screen. Please also visit the following links:

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    If you are interested in Community Psychology, you may also want to find out more about ourĀ Graduate Industrial/Organizational Psychology programs.
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