Academic Progams – Tranpersonal Psychology, Specialization in Tibetan Buddhist Psychology
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY: SPECIALIZATION IN TIBETAN BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY
This program was designed to give the student a sound base in traditional Western Psychology and Integrative Transpersonal Psychology. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Transpersonal Psychology by exposure to Tibetan Buddhist concepts from a psychological perspective. This program is offered to provide health care providers and interested persons a basic understanding of Tibetan Buddhist concepts and how they can contribute to the service for others.
A Master of Arts in addition to specific prerequisite courses which must be completed in the first year of study.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires the completion of 95 quarter units at the graduate level. The student will develop an individualized program of study by completing the core Psychology requirements (40 units), the core Transpersonal Psychology requirements (30 units), and selecting 15 additional elective graduate level courses. Students are required to write and defend a Ph.D. Dissertation (10 units, including an Oral Qualifying Exam and Final Oral defense), and complete 60 hours of personal counseling with licensed professionals. Successful passage of the Doctoral Comprehensive Exam is also required.