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;
- Core theory and skill-building coursework,
- Core research coursework,
- Experiential field experience (practicum), and
- Capstone requirement (Independent project or Master's Thesis).
|EPS 622||Community Well-being and Change: Theory and Practice||3|
|EPS 623||Development and Change in Community Organizations: Theory and Practice||3|
|EPS 624||Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences||3|
|EPS 625||Program Evaluation||3|
|EPS 626||Multicultural Communities in a Globalized Society||3|
|EPS 628||Social Change Praxis||3|
|Practicum Field Experience|
|EPS 629||Seminar in Community and Social Change||3|
|Select 9 credit hours of electives 1, 2, 3|
|Community Youth Development|
|Master's Thesis (Optional)|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
See Academic Advisor for a full list of eligible electives.
A total of 6-credits of EPS 810 is required if thesis track is chosen.
If electives are not specified (to be determined) when Course Sequence Plan (CSP) is submitted to the Senior Associate Dean’s Office, then you should complete a Course Substitution form before you register for the approved elective(s).