American University in Cairo

Department of Psychology

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Community Psychology Program

Degrees Offered: Master's (Terminal)


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 10

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 3

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 8

Available Student Assistantships: Full and partial fellowships

The Program

Learn community psychology skills in an international setting, while earning your degree from a U.S.-accredited institution. 

Program Alumni Information

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

Alumni Testimonials

“I’ve always been passionate about social justice and the well-being of communities and groups. The community psychology program at AUC gave me the language I needed to express my feelings, thoughts and passions, and continues to expand my knowledge and experience in remarkable ways. Studying community psychology, in Egypt, as an international student adds a layer of depth to the understanding and practice of the field in ways that are unmatched.”

“The practical work I did in the community psychology program at AUC prepared me to become a consultant with nonprofit organizations. The program has made me more professional and flexible. I am better able to understand how diverse communities think, and to work with them in an empowering way. It also increased my networking skills; it was a real step forward in my career.”

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Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Capacity-building 
  • Civic engagement 
  • Health
  • Evaluation
  • Impact of culture