About this course
The Community Psychology program at Marymount California University is an interdisciplinary program exposing students to theory, research, and practice to address complex social issues and promote social justice.
Students interested in understanding, assessing, and influencing human behavior to increase quality of life are well-suited to pursue this applied field of inquiry.
A social ecological framework is used to assess and address social issues (e.g., homelessness, obesity, drug abuse, school drop-out, and violence) to ensure comprehensive social action. Coursework in prevention science, community intervention and social change, participatory and action research methodologies, needs assessment, and organizational change and development will equip students to work in non-profit organizations, service organizations, research centers, academia, and various levels of government.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrollment;
- Completion of college-level Statistics* class with a grade of C or better.
Additional Requirements for International Students
- Complete a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university
- Minimum score for the TOEFL test
- 550 on the paper-based test
- 79-80 on the internet-based test or
- 213 or more on the computer-based test
- Students may submit IETLS scores (with a score of 6.0 or better with a score of no less than 6.0 on any individual module) in place of TOEFL scores. The language proficiency requirement may be waived if the applicant is a native English speaker and/or English is the language of instruction for the applicant’s degree granting institution.
- International students are required to provide evidence of immunization (measles, mumps, rubella)
- International students are required to purchase medical insurance coverage through the University unless comparable proof of insurance is demonstrated.