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Community Psychology and Health Promotion Online

About the Program

Community Psychology is an applied and inherently interdisciplinary subfield of Psychology that emphasizes community development, strengthening natural support systems, prevention programming, advocacy, and mental health education. It is well suited for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in community psychology, health psychology mental health counseling, or health promotion.

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Online tuition rates are affordable and banded for full time student enrollments.
  • SMSU offers in-state tuition to nearly everyone. No out-state rates. Reciprocity rates may apply.
  • U.S. Citizens & eligible noncitizens can apply for federal aid with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Minnesota residents completing the FAFSA will also be considered for Minnesota State Grant and Federal Direct loan funds as well.
  • SMSU offers a variety of Scholarships that students can apply for!

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to be considered for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University must present the following information:

Note: Final high school transcripts, complete with date of graduation, must be submitted to the Office of Admission prior to enrollment.

Transfer students wishing to be considered for admission to Southwest Minnesota State University must present the following information:

  • Completed Application for Admission and non-refundable application fee of $20.
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended outside the MinnState System, transcripts must be sent directly from each institution to the Southwest Minnesota State University Office of Admission.

4-Year Mustang Academic Plans (MAP)

Community Psychology & Health Promotion

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The purpose of the Mustang Academic Plan (MAP) is to provide navigational direction or a MAP for each academic degree. The MAPs will be used to support current students during academic advising as they create their individual academic plans. The Mustang Advising Plans (MAPs) will also be used to assist potential students and transfer students as they seek program details to make decisions about becoming a future Mustang.

Careers In Community Psychology & Health Promotion

Because psychology majors can think critically, write, do research, and solve applied problems, they are well prepared for entry-level employment in mental health agencies, business and industry, human relations, public relations, probation and parole, sales, and technical writing.  Psychology students can pursue a number of career possibilities including:

  • Mental Health
  • Business
  • Casework
  • Child Care
  • Career Services
  • Gerontology
  • Health Services
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Management
  • Law Enforcement

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