With the goals of understanding the history, research, and practical application of creativity studies, students will examine where creativity comes from, what encourages it, and how it can be applied to practical, everyday circumstances. Guided by faculty mentors, students will develop goals based on their personal objectives. Students will learn how to:

  • Understand, critically analyze, and conduct psychological research
  • Promote life-enhancing change
  • Bring innovation and creativity into research, work, and personal choices
  • Combine critical, empathic realization and expansion of consciousness

Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including private practice, schools and universities, community health centers, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, the juvenile justice system, substance abuse clinics, corporate offices, non-profit organizations, and the government. Many have founded their own companies, and hundreds are successfully published authors.

Depending on their professional interests, students may develop skills to:

  • Work within corporations and other organizations to facilitate organizational creativity
  • Professional creativity coaching, training, or consulting
  • Research, write, and present work in academic and consulting environments
  • Add expressive arts techniques to their clinical repertoire

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.

*Our Ph.D. in Psychology programs are intended to open opportunities for graduates to pursue non-clinical careers or expand on their existing licenses and is not designed to prepare graduates to qualify for clinical licensure or certification.

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