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Students who enter this Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Psychology from National Louis University gain essential psychological, research and collaborative skills to address an array of social problems including, but not limited to, poverty, affordable housing, urban education, child abuse, substance abuse, violence, health and the environment. This doctorate degree in psychology program provides training in quantitative and qualitative methods, grant writing, prevention and intervention, evaluation, advocacy, community development, policy change and other areas.


Individuals with a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from National Louis University can expect to find employment as researchers, educators, advocates, policy analysts, program developers, evaluators and organizational consultants. Positions for community psychologists are available within governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, research centers and academic institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    69 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Seminar on Community Psychology 
  • Pilot Research in Community Psychology 
  • Principles of Community Psychology 
  • Community Prevention and Intervention Approaches to Social 
  • Problems 
  • Community Organizing 
  • Advanced Quantitative Methodology in Community Psychology 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Submit official transcripts showing completion of a master’s degree in psychology or related field as identified by the faculty. Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution must be verified.
  • Submit three professional letters of recommendation
  • Submit a personal statement describing the applicant’s expectations of the program and core beliefs regarding the role of community psychologists
  • Submit a written statement reflecting the applicant's research interest (800 words)
  • Have completed a master’s thesis. Applicants without a master’s thesis will be considered for admission but are required to complete a thesis or thesis equivalent.
  • Sit for a faculty interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

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