Wilfrid Laurier University

Department of Psychology

Community Psychology Program 

Degrees Offered: Undergraduate Minor & Specialization, Master's (Terminal), Doctorate 

Master's Websitewlu.ca/programs/science/graduate/psychology-ma/community-psychology-field
Doctorate Website: wlu.ca/programs/science/graduate/psychology-phd/community-psychology-field

At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 5

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 3

# of Students Admitted Each Year
  • Master's Program: 6-10 
  • Doctorate Program: 3-4

Available Student Assistantships: Teaching assistantships, research assistantships & federal scholarships

The Program

We are the only graduate program in community psychology in English-speaking Canada and the only program that offers an undergraduate major and specialization in community psychology in Canada. 

Program Alumni Information

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

RadioActive Episodes

"What is Fat Activism? A Dialogue About Body Diversity and Weight Stigma"- Lauren Munro

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Access and equity; 
  • Sustainability and Environmental Justice; 
  • Community Mental Health & Homelessness/housing; 
  • Equity, Sexual Health and HIV; 
  • Flourishing Communities (Well-being); 
  • Health and Equity Systems Integration

RadioActive Episodes

"Advancing the Social Sciences of Sustainability"- Manuel Riemer

"Narratives of Resistance"- Ciann Wilson