University of Miami

School of Education

Community Well-Being, Ph.D.

Address:

P.O. Box 249178

Coral Gables, FL 33146

United States

Phone:

305-284-3024

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Community Well-Being, Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The new PhD program in Community Well-Being (CWB) trains community-engaged action-researchers committed to promoting well-being and social justice through rigorous theoretical analysis and community-based research. The program prepares scholars for careers in academia, research, and public policy. Community-engaged scholarship involves the researcher in a mutually beneficial partnership with the community. Such partnership augments the scholarship of teaching, discovery, integration, application, or engagement. Vision: to be a hub for engaged scholarship in community well-being and social change. Mission: to produce community-engaged scholars who promote individual, relational, and collective well-being through community-based research and action. The new PhD program in Community Well-Being (CWB) trains community-engaged action-researchers committed to promoting well-being and social justice through rigorous theoretical analysis and community-based research. The program prepares scholars for careers in academia, research, and public policy. Community-engaged scholarship involves the researcher in a mutually beneficial partnership with the community. Such partnership augments the scholarship of teaching, discovery, integration, application, or engagement. Program coursework includes: 1) Foundations - a core set of courses covering community psychology, organizational theory and change, ethics, inequality, diversity & social justice. 2) Applications - a second set of core courses focused on community application of theories and practice in topics such as disease prevention and health promotion, youth development, community organizing, and not for profit administration. 3) Research methodology - covering research philosophy, quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods, and community-based action research. 4) Professional skills – including consultation, management, grant writing, ethics, and leadership. 5) Electives - cognate areas that are designed individually and drawn from other departments and specializations within the SEHD (e.g., Educational and Psychological Studies, Teaching and Learning, Kinesiology) and departments and schools throughout the university (e.g., economics, sociology, public administration, public health, nursing). The program builds on the undergraduate major in Human and Social Development (HSD) and the master’s program in Community and Social Change (CSC). These two programs are also housed in the department of Educational and Psychological Studies in the School of Education and Human Development.

Accreditation:

The American Psychological Association accredits our Counseling Psychology Program offered by the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies. The University of Miami is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

together with the eligibility requirements, International applicants whose native language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language [TOEFL] and the GRE;

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 72

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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