Ph.D. On Campus

Community Psychology

National Louis University

48 months
774 USD/credit
774 USD/credit
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The Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Psychology from National Louis University aims to develop skills necessary for advanced work at the interface of individuals, organizations, communities and public policy.


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.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




69 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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