The Community and Social Change Master’s program is designed to prepare a new generation of creative leaders for the not-for-profit sector who are knowledgeable in the research, theories, and practice of individual and social well-being. The vision of the program is to be a hub for innovative and applied leadership in community well-being and social change. The mission of the program is to prepare globally aware leaders, researchers, and agents of change who create, inspire, and engage community organizations to foster well-being in diverse community settings. The program is designed to develop community leaders who can help understand and address the real challenges faced by local communities in a multi-cultural and global context. The program is designed to accommodate a variety of students by offering courses in a unique format that incorporates the following domains;

  1. Core theory and skill-building coursework,
  2. Core research coursework, 
  3. Experiential field experience (practicum), and
  4. Capstone requirement (Independent project or Master's Thesis).

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses
EPS 622Community Well-being and Change: Theory and Practice3
EPS 623Development and Change in Community Organizations: Theory and Practice3
EPS 624Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences3
EPS 625Program Evaluation3
EPS 626Multicultural Communities in a Globalized Society3
EPS 628Social Change Praxis3
Practicum Field Experience
EPS 629Seminar in Community and Social Change3
Electives/Cognate9
Select 9 credit hours of electives 1, 2, 3
Community Youth Development
Master's Thesis (Optional)
Total Credit Hours30