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


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 33

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 5

Grad School Package: All students are guaranteed tuition waivers, fees, health insurance and a stipend for five years of funding.

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