MA/PhD Requirements

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The course requirements listed below are for students enrolled in the School of Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry.

The charts below will show you the basic academic requirements for a Specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, & Integrative Health for the M.A. as well as the Ph.D. degree. For course descriptions, click here.

M.A. in Psychology; Specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, & Integrative Health

Research Course Sequence: Credits
RES 1026: Information Competency and Library Use 2
RES 1025: Understanding Research 3
 
Core Psychology Courses:  
PII 1500A: Foundations & Critique of Contemporary Psychology – Part I 3
CSIH 4070: Ethics, Spirit, and Health Care 3
CSIH 3200: Seminar in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health 3
One of the following courses:
o CSIH 3000: Psychology of Consciousness
o CSIH 3076: C. G. Jung: His Life, Work, and Contemporary Perspectives in Analytical Psychology
o CSIH 3205: Spiritual Direction
o CSIH 4030: Psychophysiology: Mind-Body and Health
o CSIH 4050: Health Psychology: The Application of Psychological Concepts and Tools to Health
o CSIH 4530: Psychology, Religion, & Spirituality in Their Cultural Contexts
3
CSIH Specialization Electives 3
Other Electives * 9
PSY/RES 9200: Master’s Project
or
RES 9400: Master’s Thesis
3
 
6
                                                                                         Total ** 32-38

     * May include up to 3 transfer credits, completed during a graduate degree program from an accredited university; non-degree Saybrook Certificate credits; or other non-degree credits taken at Saybrook University within the last five years. No transfer credit will be accepted from courses already applied toward another graduate degree that was previously awarded. Transfer credits will be determined by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the degree program director.
   ** Saybrook transcript must reflect a minimum of 32 completed post-baccalaureate credits of new learning for the M.A.


 

Ph.D. in Psychology; Specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, & Integrative Health *

Research Course Sequence (taken in order): Credits
RES 1006: Information Competency and Library Use 2
RES 1005: Methods of Research & Disciplined Inquiry – Part I 3
RES 1015: Methods of Research & Disciplined Inquiry – Part II 3
Advanced-Level Research Course 3
RES 1100A/1100B: Research Practicum ** 3-6
 
Core Psychology Courses:  
PII 1500A: Foundations & Critique of Contemporary Psychology – Part I 3
PII 1500B: Foundations & Critique of Contemporary Psychology – Part II 3
CSIH 4070: Ethics, Spirit, and Health Care 3
CSIH 3200: Seminar in Consciousness, Spirituality, & Integrative Health 3
One of the following courses:
o CSIH 3000: Psychology of Consciousness
o CSIH 3076: C. G. Jung: His Life, Work, and Contemporary Perspectives in Analytical Psychology
o CSIH 3205: Spiritual Direction
o CSIH 4030: Psychophysiology: Mind-Body and Health
o CSIH 4050: Health Psychology: The Application of Psychological Concepts and Tools to Health
o CSIH 4530: Psychology, Religion, & Spirituality in Their Cultural Contexts
3
CSIH Specialization Electives  (3 of the 9 credits may be from CS 3010, CS 4500, CS 4510, CS 4520, CS 7067; TSC 6500; EHTP 2060, EHTP 3110, EHTP 4515) 9
Other Electives *** 15
RES 9010, 9020, and 9030: Qualifying Essays 9
RES 9500: Dissertation 12
                                                                                           Total **** 74-77

       * Some courses may be waived if completed during the M.A. program at Saybrook University within the past five years. If waived, credits must be substituted with Electives.
     ** Registration in RES 1100B required if practicum research not completed during RES 1100A.
   *** May include up to 12 transfer credits (of which 6 may be from cognate fields), completed during a graduate degree program from an accredited university; non-degree Saybrook Certificate credits; or non-degree credits taken at Saybrook University within the last five years. No transfer credit will be accepted from courses already applied toward another degree that was previously awarded. Transfer credits will be determined by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the degree program director, and will be applied toward required electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor as well as their faculty mentor as they plan their electives.
  **** Saybrook transcript must reflect a minimum of 62 completed credits of post-master’s learning for the Ph.D.


 

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 CSIH Courses
CSIH 3000: Psychology of Consciousness
CSIH 3040: Models of Consciousness
CSIH 3070: Eastern Psychologies
CSIH 3076: C.G. Jung: His Life, Work, & Contemporary Perspectives in Analytical Psychology
CSIH 3080: Psychology of Shamanism
CSIH 3150: Neuropsychology of Dreams and Dreaming
CSIH 3160: Personal Mythology and Dreamwork
CSIH 3165: Understanding and Appreciating Dreams
CSIH 3200: Seminar in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health
CSIH 3205: Spiritual Direction
CSIH 3210: Stress Management Education
CSIH 3215: The African Diaspora: African American Cultural History and Psychology
CSIH 3220: Career Development for Psychology Students & Graduates (Project X course)
CSIH 3225: Psychology of Disability, Rehabilitation, and Empowerment
CSIH 3230: Special Topics in Spiritual Direction
CSIH 3235: Essential Consulting Skills
CSIH 4030: Health Psychophysiology
CSIH 4045: The Buddhist Path of Healing
CSIH 4050: Health Psychology: The Application of Psychological Concepts and Tools to Health
CSIH 4070: Ethics, Spirit, and Health Care
CSIH 4101: Basic Training and Education in Applied Hypnosis
CSIH 4102: Intermediate Training and Education in Applied Hypnosis
CSIH 4103: Advanced Hypnosis Practicum and Capstone Paper
CSIH 4105: Fundamentals of Biofeedback
CSIH 4106: Intermediate Biofeedback
CSIH 4110: Coaching for Health and Wellness
CSIH 4115: Imagery for Health
CSIH 4530: Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality in Their Cultural Contexts
CSIH 6560: Approaches to Socially Engaged Spirituality
CSIH 8151: Practicum in Professional Practice
CSIH 8950: Certificate Integrative Seminar