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PhD G

Year 1, 2, & 3

  • 5 Required Core = 15 units
  • 3 Minimum Seminars = 3 units
  • 13 Elective courses = 39 unites
  • 3 units of internship = 3 (May be waived upon Program Chair’s recommendation)
  • 6 Dissertation courses= 18 units

Core Required Courses: (15 units)

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Creativity & Critical Reflection
  • Neurological Correlates of Experience
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Statistics

Specialization: Consciousness and Creativity Studies (18 units)

  • Creativity & Critical Reflection
  • Introduction to Transpersonal Studies: Images & Ideas
  • Introduction to Creative Expression
  • Theories of Self-Transformation
  • Topics in Consciousness Studies
  • Critical Hermeneutic Thinking

Specialization: Behavioral Science (18 units)

  • Neurological Correlates of Experience
  • Neurophenomenology and Philosophy of Mind
  • Cognitive and Affective Psychology
  • Natural Basis of Learning and Memory
  • Biological Dimensions of Neuropsychology
  • Neuroscience of Brain Enhancement

Specialization: Research Methods in Psychology (18 units)

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research methods and Statistics
  • Critical Hermeneutic Participatory Research (MBA 3011)
  • Using Quantitative Data Analysis Software JMP/SPSS/R and SAS Software
  • Mixed Modeling
  • Phenomenological Research Methods
  • Research Lab (Only under supervision)

Elective Courses (39 units)

  • Transformative Digital Literacy
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Research Design
  • History & Systems of Psychology
  • Introduction to Transpersonal Theory
  • Introduction to Transpersonal Therapies
  • Archetypes and Theories of Personality
  • Transpersonal Finance
  • Psychology of Cognition & Emotion
  • Transpersonal Leadership
  • Introduction to Ritual Practices
  • Psychology of Dreams
  • Unlocking the Power of Innovation
  • Individuation & Wholeness Across the Lifespan
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Health and Well-Being
  • Psychology of Mind
  • Psychology of Organizational Change
  • Normativity and Abnormal Psychology
  • Logos of the Heart
  • Professional Research Ethics
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • The Principles and History of Psychedelic Science
  • Topics in Comparative Philosophy of Religion
  • Topics in Postmodern Philosophy
  • Topics in Media Literacy
  • Topics in Life Narrative Studies
  • Psychology of Personality: Theories and Applications
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • Advanced Statistics (Multivariate)
  • Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Psychology
  • Transformative Learning Theory
  • Transpersonal Perspectives on Eros and Gender
  • Exceptional Human Experiences

Craft of Writing Courses (12 units)* Students need to take these courses upon the recommendations of faculty or chair within the first two quarters.

  • Critical Thinking & Scholarly Writing in Transpersonal Psychology
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • Bibliographic Research and the Composition of Literature Reviews
  • Writing for Scholarly Publication

Dissertation – (18 units)

  • Seminar in Dissertation Research & Writing
  • Dissertation Research & Writing (For at least 5 quarters)
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    Seminars – (3 units)
    Internship – (3 units)
    May be waived upon Program Chair’s Approval
    Three-year program total units: 75