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Tuition Fees:$10,364 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Master of Arts in Community Psychology
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Campus:Cairo Campus
Application Deadline: March 2021
Programme Overview

The Community Psychology degree places its graduates at the forefront of advancing global trends towards multicultural and systemic community psychology practice. Courses prepare students to work with communities, schools, governments, international or multilateral organizations and/or nongovernmental organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate psychosocial interventions that promote psychological and physical health and well-being. The program exposes students to methods of community psychology practice that are ethically responsible and culturally appropriate to Egypt and the region. The program emphasizes experiential learning and intensive mentoring.


Courses (36 credit hours)
Course work for the Master of Art requires the completion of 36 credits as follows:

Core courses
15 credits Required / 5 courses
– Fundamentals of Counseling (3 cr.)
– Community Psychology and Systems Theory (3 cr.)
– Ethics and Professional Issues (3 cr.)
– Applied Research Design and Statistical Analysis (3 cr.)
– Group Work (3 cr.)

Specialization courses
9 credits Required / 3 courses

– Consultation to Non-Profit Organizations (3 cr.)
– Community Assessment and Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
– Prevention and Intervention in Communities (3 cr.)

credits Required / 1 Elective course

Internship/Final Project
6 credits Required 8 months
– Internship in Community Psychology (3 cr.)

In order to ensure that students are ready for community practice, they will be assessed for professional competence by a team of faculty members prior to approval for enrollment in internship. If a student fails to meet the minimum competency standards outlined in the graduate handbook, they will not be allowed to register.

A thesis must be written in English and submitted in accordance with university regulations. Students should familiarize themselves with procedures regarding committee selection, writing of the thesis, presentation to the supervisor and readers, and defense of the thesis. Complying with the procedural requirements within the specified time sequences is the responsibility of the student.
– Research Guidance and Thesis (3 cr.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant should have a minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies; if the student has a Masters in a related field already, a 3.0 GPA will also be expected at that level. Applicants should have taken an introduction to psychology course and completed previous coursework in statistics and research methods relevant to the social sciences. It is preferred that applicants have completed an undergraduate major in psychology or a related filed, or have relevant work experience. Admission is competitive, and dependent on successful interview.

While applications are accepted and evaluated during both the fall and spring application periods, the program course sequence only starts in the fall semester. Admitted students with course prerequisite requirements and/or English language requirements, must complete these requirements before being allowed to enroll in the program classes. Completion of these prerequisites can take up to a year, so applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology are encouraged to apply during the fall application period in order to have enough time to meet the prerequisite requirements before the start of the program.

Language Requirement
The applicant should demonstrate proficiency in the English language in accordance with AUC standards.

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

How to Apply
1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

Career Opportunities

Career options available for Master of Arts in  Community Psycholoy include:
– Heading a task force to expand the services of multiple social service agencies to a particular group of people in a community, such as the homeless.
– Assuming an administrative role for a government health- or human services-related agency on the local-, state- and federal levels.
– Working at a not-for-profit agency, evaluating organizations and communities to find the best ways to promote participation and diversity.
– Counseling and/or conducting mental health work at a community health clinic.
– Becoming a consultant for human-service, non-profit, and public-sector organizations.
– Planning and establishing grass roots social service programs.

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $10,364
Tuition Fees for International Students: $13,131

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 164,734EGP ($10,442)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 208,718EGP ($13,230)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $579 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Mona M. Amer
Chair Department of Psychology
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries