University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC)

Department of Psychology

Human Services Psychology program

Degrees Offered: Doctorate

Program Tracks:

  • Community Psychology
  • Clinical/Community Psychology
  • Child Clinical/Community Psychology
  • Community Psychology/Behavioral Medicine


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At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 33

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 7

Available Student Assistantships: All students are guaranteed tuition waivers and assistantships for at least the first four years of training.

The Program 

Program Alumni Information

The program focuses on training researchers and practitioners. Graduates from the program are typically employed in government, education, healthcare, consulting and/or the nonprofit sector.  

The Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

Faculty research interests include, but are not limited to:

  • psychosocial and environmental impacts on cardiovascular health, such as poverty and racism; 
  • resiliency and risk within diverse communities; 
  • intersectional approaches to research; 
  • re-entry and community reintegration in the criminal legal system; 
  • minority student achievement; 
  • Baltimore City youth relation with school police; 
  • gender-based violence and survivor empowerment