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
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.