Penn State Harrisburg

School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

Community Psychology and Social Change Program 

Degrees Offered: Master's (Terminal)

Program Concentrations:

  • Children Youth and Families 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Diversity Studies 
  • Public Policy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Individualized Option 


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 4

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 2

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 10

Available Student Assistantships: Approximately 1 graduate assistantship with tuition remission and stipend 

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 or business sector.

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Citizen participation 
  • Community mobilization 
  • Social Justice
  • Environmental Issues
  • Gender Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Intercultural Family Dynamics
  • Health Disparities 

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Making Empirically Based Knowledge Cool Again #MEBKCA - Holly Angelique, Candalyn Rade and Traci Weinstein