North Carolina State University

Department of Psychology


Applied Social and Community Psychology Program

Degrees Offered: Doctorate


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 7

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 3

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 6

Available Student Assistantships: Teaching and/or research assistantships

The Program

Program Alumni Information

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

RadioActive Episodes:

Making Empirically Based Knowledge Cool Again #MEBKCA - Candalyn Rade

NC State program photo

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • African American youth and identity development 
  • Community development and intervention
  • Criminal justice involvement
  • Ecological programming
  • Gender equity
  • Culturally-based programming
  • Mental illness
  • Substance abuse
  • HIV/AIDS prevention; 
  • Stigma; 
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Obesity prevention
  • Social inequality

Living Community Psychology Features:

Craig Kwesi Brookins