The program in Community Well-Being trains community-engaged action-researchers committed to promoting social justice through rigorous theoretical analysis and community-based research. The program is grounded in the discipline of community psychology and focuses on community-engaged scholarship that involves the researcher in a mutually beneficial partnership with the community. The program prepares scholars for careers in academia, research, and public policy.

Curriculum Requirements

Foundational 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
EPS 629Seminar in Community and Social Change3
EPS 700Quantitative Methods I3
Electives 1
EPS-600, 700 or 800 level courses6
Core Courses
EPS 725Seminar in Community Well-Being6
EPS 731Theories of Community Research and Action3
EPS 732Community Based Participatory Action Research3
SOC 601Classical Sociological Theory3
Research Competencies
EPS 701Introduction to Research Methods3
EPS 702Quantitative Methods II3
or EPS 703 Applied Multivariate Statistics
EPS 708An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Multivariable Data3
EPS 714Qualitative Methods I3
EPS 715Qualitative Methods II: Case Studies and Grounded Theory3
Dissertation
EPS 830Pre-Candidacy Dissertation Research6
EPS 840Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research6
Total Credit Hours72