Community psychology applies the theories and techniques of psychology and related social sciences to understanding and modifying the complex social forces which influence individual and community well-being. Accordingly, the master of arts program in community psychology provides broad training in current approaches to preventing and treating psychological distress at the level of social institutions, organizations and groups rather than just the individual. Methods of community analysis, consultation and crisis intervention are considered as well as program development, administration and evaluation. Concentration in forensic psychology is also an option.
The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.