Our Program

This PhD program in Community Research and Action prepares students for academic or policy-related careers as public scholars focused on addressing critical issues facing communities.

Our curriculum draws from varied disciplines (e.g., anthropology, criminology, geography, sociology and psychology) to research the dynamic interplay among individuals, the organizations serving them, and the communities (including schools and college campuses) in which they are embedded.

Students entering our program typically have several years of practice experience in a variety of fields (e.g., education, counseling, human services, public health, public administration, social work or student affairs administration).

Most importantly, students should hold a commitment to social justice, health and well-being, human rights, public service, social welfare and/or community transformation.

Degrees offered

PhD in Community Research and Action

Application deadline

January 15