Vanderbilt University - Masters

Department of Human & Organizational Development

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Community Development and Action Program

Degrees: Master's (M.Ed.)

Program Concentrations: Students are allowed and encouraged to create their own concentrations by taking coursework and completing practicum placements that are aligned with their specific area of interest. Examples of previous concentrations include Program Development & Evaluation, Community Health, Positive Youth Development, and Housing & Urban Development. 

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At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 14

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 6

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 20

Available Student Assistantships: All students are considered for partial-tuition merit awards (service free) upon submitting an application for admission to the program. Beyond these awards, students can apply for teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and graduate assistantships in our department and other departments at Vanderbilt. 

The Program

Program Alumni Information

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

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

Our multidisciplinary faculty comprises scholars from an array of fields including community psychology, sociology, geography, public health, and anthropology. Faculty research and interests are united by a commitment to understanding and facilitating community- and systems-level approaches to positive social change.