Transforming communities, empowering lives! Our mission is to lead, promote and advance the discipline of psychology as a basic and applied science in Egypt, the wider Arab World, and beyond, and to further the understanding of human behavior, thinking, and emotion through teaching, research, and community engagement.

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Message From The Chair

Welcome to the community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students that is the Department of Psychology! Our mission is to lead, promote, and advance psychology as a basic and applied science in Egypt, the wider Arab World, and beyond.  We invite you to join us in this mission as an undergraduate major or minor, or graduate student in one of our four graduate programs.

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AUC Offers New Behavioral Neuroscience Minor

As an interdisciplinary program co-administered by AUC’s Department of Psychology and Department of Biology, the new behavioral neuroscience minor will allow students to study the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system with an emphasis on the biological and psy

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Graduate Programs




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Counseling Psychology: MA

The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program will help students develop the skills and knowledge that are needed to provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and groups struggling with psychosocial and mental health issues.
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Community Psychology

Community Psychology: MA

The Master of Arts in Community Psychology program prepares students to provide multicultural and systemic community-based psychology practice in diverse settings with the goal of promoting psychological and physical health and well-being.
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Community Psychology: Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Community Psychology is designed to train professionals in the field in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating psychosocial interventions that promote psychological and physical well-being with diverse communities and in a variety of settings.
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Inclusive Education: Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered by the Departments of Psychology and Educational Studies. This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two-semester) program.
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Undergraduate Programs

Majors and Minors



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Psychology: BA

Psychology is the multifaceted scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The BA program at AUC emphasizes physical, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social development from conception to death.
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Psychology Minor

Would you like to know more about psychology? The minor in psychology provides a general introduction to different subfields under psychology without the depth of methodological training. The minor exposes students to individual and contextual perspectives in psychology.
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Behavioral Neuroscience Minor

The behavioral neuroscience minor is an interdisciplinary program co-administered by the biology and psychology departments. The minor combines the study of the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system, emphasizing the biological and psychological elements that affect emotions, behavior, learning and memory.
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Community Based Learning Courses

Community Development and Organizing Minor

The minor in Community Development provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge that enhances their understanding and vision of a strong civil society, one that is engaged and participatory.
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Psychology in Numbers

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Psychology in Motion

AUC Prepares for COP27

Faculty members share their research and aspirations for COP27; Bahia Shehab (MA 09), professor of practice, Department of the Arts Kate Ellis, assistant professor, Department of Psychology Sherif Goubran '14, assistant professor, Department of Architecture

Welcome to the Psychology Department

Transforming Communities, Empowering Lives

Academic Support

Department of Psychology is available to support you and answer questions Sunday through Thursday 9 am- 3 pm.

For Student Inquiries and arranging zoom one to one meetings:

Nahla Essam


contact us

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room: 2068
Mailing address: The American University in Cairo, Department of Psychology, AUC
Avenue, P.O. Box 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt

Phone: +202-2615-2148 or +2020-2615-1877│E-mail: