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

EPS 622Community Well-being and Change: Theory and Practice3
EPS 623Development & Change in Community Organizations: Theory & Practice3
EPS 624Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences3
EPS 624Essentials of Research in Social and Behavioral Sciences3
EPS 626Multicultural Communities in a Globalized Society3
EPS 628Social Change Praxis3
EPS 629Seminar in Community & Social Change3
EPS 700Quantitative Methods I3
SOC 601Classical Sociological Theory3
or EPS 781 Social Bases of Human Activity and Flourishing
EPS 725Seminar In Community Well-Being3
Research Methodology
EPS 701Introduction to Research Methods3
EPS 702EPS 7023
EPS 703Applied Multivariate Statistics3
or EPS 715 Qualitative Research Methods 2: Case Studies and Grounded Theory; or EPS 716 Qualitative Research Methods 3: Interviewing and Content Analysis
EPS 714Qualitative Methods I3
EPS 732Community Based Participatory Action Research3
Select 6 credit hours of Electives 1
EPS 830Pre-Candidacy Dissertation Research6
EPS 840Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research6
Total Credit Hours72

See Graduate Program Director for assistance.