Stand at the forefront of advancing global trends toward multicultural and systemic community psychology practice. AUC’s Master of Arts in community psychology exposes students to methods of community psychology practice that are ethically responsible and culturally appropriate to Egypt and the region. The program emphasizes experiential learning and intensive mentoring.
Read about AUC’s psychology program by visiting https://documents.aucegypt.edu/Docs/HUSS/pschy_brch_inauguration_3_web_Feb2018.pdf.
The program’s course offerings include Fundamentals of Counseling, Community Psychology and Systems Theory, Ethics and Professional Issues, Applied Research Design and Statistical Analysis, Consultation to Non-Profit Organizations, Community Assessment and Program Evaluation, Prevention and Intervention in Communities. Learn more about the course offerings by visiting http://catalog.aucegypt.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=29&poid=5119.
What You’ll Learn
The development, implementation, and evaluation of psychosocial interventions that promote psychological and physical health and well-being.
Where It Can Take You
Graduates of the program may pursue careers working with communities, schools, governments, international or multilateral organizations, or non-governmental organizations.
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The applicant should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies. If the student has a master’s 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 field or have relevant work experience. Admission is competitive and dependent on a successful interview.
While applications are accepted and evaluated during both the fall and spring application periods, 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. Completing these prerequisites can take up to a year, so applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology are encouraged to apply during the fall application period to have enough time to meet the prerequisite requirements before starting the program.
Carie Forden (Ph.D., State University of New York)
Carie Forden currently works as a community psychologist and has served as an evaluation consultant and trainer to nonprofit and governmental agencies, both in the United States and Egypt, including the WHO, Drosos Foundation, and Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages. She is also involved in a multi-year collaboration with UNICEF, the Ministry of Social Solidarity, and the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood to build capacity among Egyptian child protection social workers. In the area of community psychology, Forden has published on smoking prevention, community psychology in Egypt, and organizational capacity building. She was recognized by AUC’s Academic Community Engagement program for her faculty-community partnership with Wataneya Society in 2017.