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Career Snapshots

The MA in Community Psychology is a highly versatile degree, providing graduates with the necessary knowledge and training to address challenges in most public and private sector settings. With a curriculum that emphasizes the dynamic nature of social and individual change, along with training in applied research methodologies, graduates are well-qualified for work in a variety of interesting settings including:

  • Social Service Agencies (services related to aging, child development, immigration and assistance of minorities, domestic violence, adoption and foster care, disability services, and many others): Evaluate, design, and implement programs and social policies
  • Non-Profit Organizations (foundations, charities, service groups): Evaluate current programs, develop and implement programs
  • Educational Institutions (elementary, secondary, community college, universities, school districts): Teach and conduct research, assess policies related to increasing diversity and cultural competency
  • Healthcare Providers (public health programs, hospitals, community mental health centers, recovery centers): Research analysis, design and conduct program evaluations, develop and implement social programs
  • Faith-Based Service Providers (social outreach programs): Consult on social outreach programs, member engagement, and community support
  • Government (local, state, federal): Assist with organizational change, implement and run social programs
  • Correctional Facilities (departments of correction, juvenile rehabilitation): Develop programs to lower rates of criminal offending and assist individuals transitioning out of the state correctional system
  • Corporations (regional, national): Initiate and coordinate community engagement efforts

Program graduates are also well-prepared for doctoral study in a range of academic disciplines, including Community Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Public Health, and other related areas.