MA/PhD Requirements

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The tables below indicate the required distance learning courses for an M.A. or Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Jungian Studies. This specialization has at its core in-person weekend seminars offered at the C. G. Jung Center in Houston, Texas. Seven seminars in Jungian psychology are offered each academic year to each cadre of students. Along with our general psychology degree requirements, Certificate and M.A. students must complete 14 seminars, and Ph.D. students must complete 21 seminars.

These seminars, in the majority, feature in-depth study of various volumes of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung. A few seminars feature the work of post-Jungian scholars and analysts such as Hillman, von Franz, Giegerich, Edinger, and others. Some focus on a Jungian approach to symbolic and cultural materials as manifested in religious, mythological, or cultural motifs. Course topics or readings are not repeated in a three-year cycle. The actual sequence of topics varies in any given year based on the availability of a particular instructor for a topic.

The charts below will show you the basic academic requirements for a specialization in Jungian Studies for the M.A. as well as the Ph.D. degree.  For students enrolled in the School of Clinical Psychology or in the School of PII Human Science degree program who are interested in completing the Jungian Studies Specialization requirements, you will need to complete all those core requirements in addition to the 14 Specialization courses required at the master’s level or the 21 Specialization courses required for doctoral students. The course requirements listed below are for Psychology degree program students enrolled in the School of Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry.Contact the specialization director, Dr. Alan Vaughan, for specific information and course requirements. For course descriptions, click here.

M.A. in Psychology; Specialization in Jungian Studies

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
PSY 6060: Ethics in Psychotherapy & Psychological Research 3
14 Jungian Studies Special Topics Seminars 14
Electives * 4
PSY/RES 9200: Master’s Project
or
RES 9400: Master’s Thesis
3
 
6
                                                                    Total * 32-35

* 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 Jungian Studies *

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
PSY 6060: Ethics in Psychotherapy & Psychological Research 3
21 Jungian Studies Special Topics Seminars 21
Electives *** 9
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 9 transfer credits (of which 3 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 the Chair of the School of PII, 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 65 completed credits of post-master’s learning for the Ph.D.

 

 

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Seminar offerings in the Jungian Studies Specialization (subject to change)

August 24 & 25, 2014
Cadre 13       JS 8803: Two Essays on Analytic Psychology (conducted at the San Francisco Residential Conference)

October 10 & 11, 2014
Cadre 9         JS 8817: The Development of Personality
Cadre 11       JS 8809: The Dreams Seminar I
Cadre 13       JS 8801: Symbols of Transformation
 
November 7 & 8, 2014 
Cadre 9        JS 8829: The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature
Cadre 11      JS 8810: The Dreams Seminar II
Cadre 13      JS 8802: The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
 
December 12 & 13, 2014 
Cadre 9         JS 8819: Mysterium Coniunctionis
Cadre 11       JS 8827: Civilization in Transition
Cadre 13       JS 8814: Empirical Jung

January 9 & 10, 2015
Cadre 9         JS 8804: The Psychology of James Hillman

January 25 & 26, 2015
Cadre 11       JS 8826: The Practice of Psychotherapy (conducted at the San Francisco Residential Conference)
 
February 13 & 14, 2015 
Cadre 9         JS 8808: Psychology, Religion, and the East
Cadre 11       JS 8812: Psychology and Alchemy
Cadre 13       JS 8806: The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
 
March 13 & 14, 2015 
Cadre 9         JS 8850: Post-Jungian Seminar on the Work of Edward Edinger
Cadre 11       JS 8813: Alchemical Studies
Cadre 13       JS 8828: Psychological Types
 
April 10 & 11, 2015 
Cadre 9         JS 8822: The Red Book
Cadre 11       JS 8805: Aion
Cadre 13       JS 8807: Introduction to Fairy Tales