M.A. in Community Psychology - Vancouver

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At the Adler University, we aim to tackle some of society’s most complex problems. That’s why we’re training the next generation of practitioners to reach beyond the therapist’s office into the larger global community. In addition to our rigorous course work, we offer students nonclinical community service experience, which provides them with exposure to social issues and insight on how mental health professionals can help create real change. We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.

With campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, Adler University students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their field. Students receive a unique blend of theory and practice in small class sizes and through practicum experiences with community partners.

M.A. in Community Psychology

The practice of community psychology is directed towards interventions that facilitate psychological competence and empowerment, and promotes constructive social change. The Master of Arts in Community Psychology degree program prepares graduates to work in a variety of areas related to designing, developing and delivering the supports needed to sustain healthy communities and individuals. Students gain the competencies to effectively research and assess community concerns and issues and to plan, develop, implement and evaluate the social services and programs provided by the government and the non-profit sector. Degree curriculum includes an integration of theory, community-based research, applied skills and community service, within the disciplines of community psychology and community development, as well as counselling theory and practice.

Designed with the working professional in mind, the program is offered in a flexible week day, evening and weekend format. Knowledge and skills developed in the program will enable graduates to enhance their professional practice as consultants and/or leaders in government and community agency sectors.


All of The Adler University's Master of Arts programs offered at the Vancouver Campus have received ministerial consent under the authority of the Degree Quality Assessment Board. Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB), Government of British Columbia PO Box 9177 Victoria, BC, V8W 9H8, Canada. Phone: 604-660-2421.

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, www.ncahlc.org). The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program offered at the Chicago campus is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) (750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5510, www.apa.org/ed/accreditation).

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