The Community Psychology Program is flexible to accommodate students who have graduate assistantships, internships or full-time jobs. Courses are offered in the evenings to allow students to complete the program according to their schedule. Full-time students who take four courses a semester can complete the program in two years (four semesters). Part-time students can complete the program in less than three years, depending on the number of courses taken per semester and over the summer.
The program also offers three concentrations depending on students' interests:
Prepares students for careers in clinical, mental health, and related human service settings; direct work with clients is stepped.
Prepares students for careers in the management and care of offenders in community-based criminal justice settings.
Prepares students for careers in the planning and administration of traditional and non-traditional programs and services.
Below you will find a suggested course schedule by semester for the 45-credit degree. There is also a list of the available electives in each concentration: Community Clinical Services, Forensic Psychology, and Program Development.
|Year||Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|First Academic Year||PSYC 6605 (R) Survey of Comm. Psych
PSYC 6608 (R) Psychometrics & Stats
1 Concentration Course
|PSYC 6609 (R) Research Methods
3 Courses (Concentration & Electives)
|Second Academic Year||PSYC 6611 Individual Intervention Seminar or 6613 Systems Intervention Seminar (R)
PSYC 6614 Individual Intervention Fieldwork or 6616 Systems Intervention Fieldwork (R)
2 Courses (Concentration & Electives)
|PSYC 6610 Program Evaluation (R)
PSYC 6612 Consultation Seminar (R)
PSYC 6615 Consultation Fieldwork (R)
1 Course (Concentration or Elective)
|PSYC 6625 Life Span Developmental Psychology||PSYC 6628 The Interview||PSYC 6629 Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counseling||PSYC 6632 Group Counseling|
|PSYC 6633 Family Therapy||PSYC 6636 Abnormal Psychology|
|CJST 6623 Mental Health Law
||PSYC 6656 Abnormal Psychology in Forensic Populations||PSYC 6657 Forensic Assessment||PSYC 6658 Forensic Treatment Models|
|PSYC 6619 Organizational Behavior||PSYC 6628 The Interview||PADM 6602 Public Policy Formulation and Implementation||SOCI 6602 Social Stratification in Community Organizations|