Reaching into the realm of self-actualization and the transcendent, this program presents dynamic theories that define personality as a total gestalt, in the context of a spectrum of states of consciousness beyond what are traditionally considered to be the psychopathic and the normal. This interdisciplinary specialization is rooted in a holistic conception of what it means to be a person within the following frameworks:

  • Humanistic psychology
  • Existential psychology
  • Transpersonal psychology
  • Phenomenological psychology
  • Philosophy

This specialization is not designed to prepare graduates for licensure, but students interested in licensure may combine this specialization with a degree from the Department of Humanistic and Clinical Psychology.

Finding careers in holistic or mainstream health care systems, business, or consulting, graduates from the M.A. in Psychology: Specialization in Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology program have applied their studies in diverse contexts, including:

  • Alternative family systems
  • Workplace psychology
  • Psychological services in police and crisis work
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Grief and bereavement work

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.

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