48 months
774 USD/credit 13351 USD/year
774 USD/credit 13351 USD/year
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The Doctorate of Philosophy in Community Psychology from National Louis University aims to develop skills necessary to promote positive change at a systemic level between individuals, organizations and communities.

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Throughout the program, you will 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. 

Key Features 

  • The Ph.D. in Community Psychology at National Louis University  provides training in quantitative and qualitative methods, grant writing, prevention and intervention, evaluation, advocacy, community development, policy change and other areas. 
  • The program can prepare you for jobs as an educator, professor, program director, policy developer, consultant or researcher within universities, government agencies and community organizations, among other fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pilot Research in 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 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Procedures and requirements are specific to each program. Admission to study in one program does not ensure admission to all programs. 
  • The decision to deny admission cannot be appealed. It is your responsibility to be aware of the policies and requirements of National Louis University as stated in the University catalog. 
  • National Louis University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement, including fees, at any time, with or without notice. 
  • National Louis University admits students to all programs and activities and administers all educational, employment, and other policies without discrimination because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, military status or marital status. It is expected by the University that all information which is material to the admissions process be accurate and true to the best of the student’s or prospective student’s knowledge. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13351 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 774 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    13351 USD/year
    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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