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Human Science Requirements
Human Science Requirements
Our low-residency program allows you to complete professional training primarily through distance learning classes. The requirements for the M.A. in Human Science are listed below but more detailed course descriptions can be found in the 2013-2014 School of PII catalog.
In addition to the requirements below, you may customize your electives in either the MA or PhD program, selecting from a wide range of options to expand your horizons to meet a broad range of professional opportunities. You may wish to fill your elective credits with one of our certificate programs; or a Specialization in Creativity Studies; Existential, Humanistic, & Transpersonal Psychology; Consciousness, Spirituality, & Integrative Health; Jungian Studies; or Transformative Social Change.
M.A. in Human Science
|Research Course Sequence:||Credits|
|RES 1026||Information Competency and Library Use||2|
|RES 1025||Understanding Research||3|
|Other Required Courses:|
|HS 7500||Graduate Colloquium (continuous throughout matriculation)||0|
|HS 6140 *||Ethics for the Human Sciences||3|
|HS 1000 **||Theories of Inquiry||3|
|HS 7570 **||Critical Theories for the Human Sciences||3|
|HS Electives||See 2013-2014 School of PII catalog for HS courses; selection based on program plan||3|
|Other Electives ***||8-11|
|RES/HS 9200||Master's Project||3|
|RES 9400||Master's Thesis||6|
* Must complete ethics by the end of the 2nd term of enrollment.
** Must complete HS 1000 in the 1st term and HS 7570 by the end of the 3rd term.
*** May include up to 12 transfer credits, completed during a graduate degree program from an accredited university within the last 7 years, which may include 3 non-degree Saybrook certificate credits or non-degree credits taken at Saybrook University. Transfer credits will be determined by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with the School of PII Human Science degree program director.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Science
At Saybrook, you can customize your Human Science Ph.D. program to fit your current or prospective career. We offer courses that offer you opportunities to gain knowledge in areas such as social activism, cultural criticism, feminism, and post-modernism among others. The requirements for the Ph.D. in Human Science are listed below but more detailed course descriptions can be found in the 2013-2014 School of PII catalog. Start tailoring your graduate degree, request information now.
Ph.D. in Human Science *
Research Course Sequence (taken in order):
|RES 1004||Information Competency and Library Use||2|
|RES 1005||Methods of Research & Disciplined Inquiry -- Part 1||3|
|RES 1015||Methods of Research & Disciplined Inquiry -- Part 2||3|
|Advanced-Level Research Course (see 2013-2014 School of PII catalog for list of approved courses)||3|
|RES 1100A/1100B Research Practicum **||3-6|
Other Required Courses:
|HS 7500||Graduate Colloquium (Continuous throughout matriculation)||0|
|HS 6140 ***||Ethics for the Human Sciences||3|
|HS 1000 ***||Theories of Inquiry||3|
|HS 7570 ***||Critical Theories for the Human Sciences||3|
|HS Electives (see 2013-2014 School of PII catalog for list of courses)||6|
|Other Electives ****||26-29|
|RES 9010, 9020, 9030 Qualifying Essays||9|
* Some courses may be waived, if completed during the M.A. program at Saybrook University within the past 7 years.
** Registration in RES 1100B required if practicum research not completed during RES 1100A.
*** HS 1000 to be completed 1st term, HS 7570 to be completed 2nd term (or substituted HS courses). Ethics must be completed by 3rd term.
**** May include up to 18 transfer credits, completed during a graduate degree program from an accredited university within the last 7 years, 6 of which may be non-degree Saybrook certificate credits, or non-degree credits taken at Saybrook University. Transfer credits will be determined by the Office of the Registrar in consultation with School of PII Human Science degree program director.
Or, to find out more about the Ph.D. in Human Science program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-825-4480.