The graduate psychology program at the University of Dallas is devoted to the recovery of some of the great traditions in 20th century psychology often lost in the shuffle of current day clinical and research-oriented programs. Rooted in humanistic, psychodynamic and phenomenological traditions, we emphasize critical thinking about the theoretical and epistemological foundations of psychology. The program offers an array of courses in personality theory, psychodiagnostics, psychotherapy and health psychology. It also provides incisive courses in the history of psychology, as well as special topics classes ranging from primate studies to projective techniques to marriage and family therapy.
The distinguishing character of the program lies in its existential-phenomenological and historical orientation drawing upon the traditions of depth psychology and humanistic psychology. Whether you’re interested in preparing for doctoral-level research, or pursuing licensed professional counselor accreditation, the University of Dallas can help you advance your career.
A 30 credit hours program, consisting of 12 hours of core curriculum and 18 hours of elective material.
A 48 credit hours program, consisting of 12 hours of core curriculum and 30 hours of elective material, along with a 6 credit hour thesis project.
A 60 credit hours program, consisting of psychology core classes, pre-practicum classes, electives, LPC required areas and the practicum requirement.
The goal of the graduate program is to prepare students for advanced academic work in psychology or for professional mental health practice in a wide range of settings. Graduates enter the marketplace with a flexible degree that allows them to pursue state level credentials, including Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Psychological Associate (PA). Learn from distinguished faculty committed to qualitative research in academic psychology’s humanistic tradition.
Humanistic psychology focuses on the study of the whole person and emphasizes human potential. By exploring psychology through a humanistic lens, the complex and unique facets of the human experience become more discernible.
Through exploring both the history of humanistic psychology and examining contributions from natural science psychology, this program provides a multifaceted psychological perspective that aims to foster an in-depth understanding of the human experience.
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