University of Virginia

Department of Psychology

Community Psychology Program 

Degrees Offered: Doctorate


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 30

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 5

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 3

Available Student Assistantships: Research and teaching assistantships

The Program

Program Alumni Information

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

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Issues of racial, gender, ethnic diversity, and sexual minorities; 
  • Effects of inequality in society and the law; 
  • Promotion of positive child and adolescent development 
  • Understanding risk and resilience in the lives of children and adolescents