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Community Psychology (MS)
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Advance your career; enhance your community

The Community Psychology master's program prepares you to work within your community to affect change that enhances opportunities for all members, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable. The program focuses on how a community-based social justice perspective recognizes inequalities and promotes access to resources and decision-making that allows marginalized communities to exercise more power.

The program coursework focuses on applied community psychology while also covering the basic areas of cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, and providing an additional background in the theories and methods of scientific psychology.

With a Community Psychology master's degree you'll be ready for work in the community, the government or consulting.

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Make an impact in the community

DePaul’s extensive connections with community organizations across Chicago allow for a variety of opportunities to enhance your applied and research skills in a hands-on way. You'll learn about the needs of community organizations and contribute to shared solutions.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for fall admission is April 20. Decisions will begin on May 1 and be completed by May 15.

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, resume, personal statement, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, official transcripts, psychology or related course history list, and community psychology-related volunteer or employment.

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Required Courses

You will complete three research core courses, two basic graduate core courses, four Community Psychology courses, three elective courses, and a culminating experience course such as a fieldwork placement.

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100%

of surveyed 2018 graduate psychology alumni were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment within six months of graduation.

$52k

The reported median salary for 2018 graduate psychology alumni was $52,000.

Faculty with innovative impact

Professors LaVome Robinson and Leonard Jason designed a personalized intervention program called Success over Stress to help Chicago teens navigate unique social and emotional challenges. The professors and their graduate students will have worked with about 350 Chicago Public Schools ninth-graders over the course of their NIH-backed five-year study of the program. Watch our faculty talk about their research labs, their approaches to mentoring students and program expectations in these videos.

Alumni Network

DePaul psychology alumni work in a variety of industries, such as Advocate Health Care, Cisco, McDonald’s Corporation and United Airlines. You will be connected to a large network of 180,000 DePaul alumni, the majority of whom live in the Chicago area.

Scholarships

Graduate school is an investment in your future. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact The Office of Graduate Admission for DePaul’s College of Science and Health at (773) 325-7315 or graddepaul@depaul.edu.

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We’ll send you our viewbook with information about the degree, admission requirements and upcoming info sessions. Let’s get started.

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