Master's (M.S.) in Community Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. It seeks to help us understand how the human brain is affected by the social, physical, and biological world — and what behaviors may be a result of those conditions.

About This Program

The graduate programs in community psychology provide students with academic, research and multicultural skills designed to prepare them for professional employment or doctoral level training.

Within this context, the program incorporates an emphasis on Black psychology and mental health of populations of African descent and persons of color. Content courses and experiential exposures are provided to implement this multicultural orientation.

Students will explore mental health issues in a multicultural context through this graduate degree, which involves an internship and either a thesis or research project.

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The Master's (M.S.) in Community Psychology requires 46 semester hours to complete.


Students enrolled in the Community Psychology Program are required to complete a minimum of 46 semester hours, including 34 hours of course work, an internship (one semester) and a research thesis (Thesis-track) or approved research project (Professional-track), in order to fulfill graduation requirements.


Total Credit Hours for Degree: 46 hrs

Academic Course Curriculum

Your map to the Bachelor of Arts (B.S.) in Psychology Degree

The Bachelor of Arts (B.S.) in Psychology requires 12O semester hours to complete. Here's the breakdown!

Fall Semester

  • ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I (3)
  • MAC 1105 College Algebra (3) *
  • BSC any level (3) *
  • Humanities Core (3) 
  • General Elective (3)

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester

  • ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II (3)
  • STA 2023 Introduction to Probability and Statistics I (3) **
  • PSY 2012 Introduction To Psychology (3) *
  • General Elective (3)
  • CGS 2060C Computer Literacy I (3)
 

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Total: 30 Credit Hours


* Must pass these classes with a “C” or better prior to declaring a major in psychology.
** STA 2023 is a prerequisite to PSY 3204
*** ENC 2300 or ENC 3243 or ENC 3320 is a prerequisite to EXP 3704C

 

Fall Semester

  • DEP 2004 Human Growth And Development (3) or EDP 2002 Educational Psychology (3) *
  • ENC 2300 Improving Writing Competency (3) or ENC 3243 Technical Writing (3)  or ENC 3320 Advanced Composition (3) ***
  • Humanities Elective (3)
  • AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History (3) or AFA 3104 The African Amer Exp (3) 
  • General Elective (3)

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester

  • SOP 3782 Black Psychology (3)
  • Natural Science Elective (3)
  • General Elective (3)
  • General Elective (3)
  • Social Science Elective (3)

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Total: 30 Credit Hours


* Must pass these classes with a “C” or better prior to declaring a major in psychology.
** STA 2023 is a prerequisite to PSY 3204
*** ENC 2300 or ENC 3243 or ENC 3320 is a prerequisite to EXP 3704C

 

Fall Semester

  • PSY 3213 Research Design Meth (3)
  • PSY 3204 Psychological Statistics (3) **
  • Minor (3)
  • General Elective (3)
  • General Elective (3)

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester

  • EXP 3704C Experimental Psychology (4) ***
  • CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • General Elective (3)

Total: 16 Credit Hours


Total: 31 Credit Hours


* Must pass these classes with a “C” or better prior to declaring a major in psychology.
** STA 2023 is a prerequisite to PSY 3204
*** ENC 2300 or ENC 3243 or ENC 3320 is a prerequisite to EXP 3704C

 

Fall Semester

  • PSY 4604 History of Psychology (3)
  • Psychology Elective (3)
  • General Elective (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • Minor (3)

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Spring Semester

  • Psychology Elective (3)
  • Psychology Elective (3)
  • Minor (3)
  • General Elective (3)
  • General Elective (3)
 

Total: 15 Credit Hours


Total: 30 Credit Hours


* Must pass these classes with a “C” or better prior to declaring a major in psychology.
** STA 2023 is a prerequisite to PSY 3204
*** ENC 2300 or ENC 3243 or ENC 3320 is a prerequisite to EXP 3704C

 

 

Program Faculty

Name Email Phone
(chair)   (850) 000-0000
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