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Frequently Asked Questions

Whom should I contact at UNH for more details about the program?

Michael Morris, Ph.D., is the coordinator of the community psychology graduate program at UNH. If you have questions, he can be reached at 800.DIAL.UNH, ext. 7289, or you can email him at mmorris@newhaven.edu.

 

How long will it take me to complete the program?

The community psychology program requires 45 credits.  Full-time students can finish their degree in two years.


 Will I be required to do an internship?

Yes; the internship program is a core aspect of the UNH community psychology program. Students are able to choose from an unusually rich array of community settings in the Greater New Haven area. Internships provide opportunities for extensive skill development and work experience in individual intervention, consultation, and systems intervention.

 

Will I be assigned to work with a particular professor, or will I get to choose?

UNH has an excellent faculty with a broad range of teaching and research interests. Students can choose to work with the faculty member who best fits their research and career goals.

 

How much interaction is there between students and faculty?

A great deal. A relaxed and informal atmosphere complements small classes and a challenging learning environment, encouraging student participation.

 

When are classes held?

Classes are held during evening hours to accommodate students who might be employed full time.

 

Where do graduates find jobs?

UNH graduates in community psychology are employed in areas such as youth and family services, community mental health services, prevention programs, domestic violence, substance abuse treatment and prevention, criminal justice, research, program planning and evaluation, agency administration, community development, and social advocacy.

 

Are assistantships and other forms of financial aid available?

Many of our full-time students hold graduate assistantships, which pay 50 percent tuition plus an hourly stipend for up to 20 hours of work per week. Part-time students can work full time while completing their degree requirements. Guaranteed Student Loans are available for both part-time and full-time students.