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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Programs Offered

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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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Counseling Psychology: MA

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

The Master of Arts in Community Psychology degree places its graduates at the forefront of advancing global trends towards multicultural and systemic community psychology practice.
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Community Psychology: Graduate Diploma

The community psychology program provides training in the design and implementation of prevention and intervention programs across a variety of settings, including nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, international agencies, government, schools, and private consulting.  
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Inclusive Education: Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education is offered by the Departments of Psychology and International & Comparative Education. This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two-semester) program.
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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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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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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: