ALEXANDRIA CARON '20
Setting her sights on working for the State Department
The University of New Haven offers one of the oldest graduate programs in community psychology in the country. For more than 40 years, we have successfully prepared graduates for professional careers in mental health and related human services fields.
We provide a distinctive applied psychology education. We offer three program concentrations – community-clinical services, program development, or forensic psychology – that enable our students to tailor the curriculum to meet their individual needs and professional goals.
You’ll learn to apply different psychological and social sciences theories and approaches to understand and impact the complex forces that influence individual and community behavior and well-being.
The program allows students to simultaneously complete their degree, obtain practical experience, work full-time or part-time, and meet financial obligations. Full-time students can complete the program in two years, and classes are offered during evening hours to accommodate working students.
Our alumni have held leadership positions in youth services bureaus, community centers, child development programs, municipal services, state agencies, healthcare systems community action programs, and advocacy organizations.
Graduates of our program are well-prepared to pursue doctoral work in community psychology, clinical psychology, and related fields. Students planning on pursuing a doctoral program may elect to write a thesis as part of their program of study.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
An examination of historical roots and current concepts. A social-problems approach to psychological dysfunction, emphasizing models of social support, prevention, and community, as well as strategies of empowerment and social change.
The course examines the theory, research, and practice of psychotherapy and counseling. Examination of the assumptions, roles, and processes of the therapeutic relationship.
This is an advanced course in mental disorders associated with prisons and other forensic practice. Emphasis is on disorders involving violent and predatory behavior including personality disorders, psychosis, pedophilia, and other sexual paraphilias. Special emphasis on psychopathy, psychopathology, and criminal behavior. Well-known forensic cases will be examined.
A systematic study of the processes involved in planning, implementation, and impact of organizational programs. The focus is on action research strategies that integrate the entire evaluation process.
The latest issue of "CP Scene," the official newsletter of the University’s master’s degree program in community psychology, features spotlights on current students, profiles on alumni, and a recap of our students’ participation in the Eastern Psychological Association’s annual conference.View Spring 2018 PDF
An advanced degree from the University of New Haven will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.
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The University of New Haven Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.