Faculty and Students of the Community Social Psychology (CSP) Graduate Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell share a commitment to social justice and the empowerment of all individuals and communities. To those ends, our program is designed to help students understand the complex relationships between individual, family, and community well-being and the broader environment in which we live and work.
Our mission is to produce graduates with the analytic, creative, and practical skills needed to design and implement programs and services that will facilitate positive changes within and across communities – changes that will empower all people to reach their full potential and empower social organizations, public and private, to be more responsive to human needs.
CSP is a 36-credit master’s degree program, providing opportunities for in-class learning experiences, field study, independent study, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Students admitted to our program will work with recognized faculty and talented students from diverse backgrounds.
The Community Social Psychology Program is a leader in establishing close links between the University and the community. Campus and community-based learning experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum; skills are further developed and applied in an advanced 2-semester practicum placement. Much of the field work takes place directly in Lowell, perhaps the most culturally diverse mid-size city in the United States, located just 25 miles from Boston.