Master of Arts in Integral Psychology

If an integral emphasis is desired, the course program follows a more interdisciplinary track with an emphasis on General Psychology, Integral Psychology, Comparative Religion and Philosophy, and/or Life Physics.

Degree Requirements

Fifty-two (52) graduate quarter units are required to complete the Master of Arts degree in General Psychology. Twenty-four (24) graduate quarter units are earned in six (6) core courses designed to establish a basic foundation in the philosophy and science of psychology. Students who wish to graduate with a clinical psychology emphasis must complete all five courses (twenty graduate quarter units) in this area. Students who wish to go on from the Institute’s General Psychology M.A. program to the Institute’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology must take the M.A. clinical psychology emphasis. Elective coursework toward the remainder of the (52) unit degree requirement (that is, units necessary for graduation beyond required courses) may be selected from the M.A. General psychology program course offerings and from the M.A. in Life Physics  and the M.A. in Comparative Religion and Philosophy program course offerings. Ph.D. level courses in Psychology, Life Physics, or Comparative Religion and Philosophy may be taken only with the approval of the Psychology Program Director.

Graduate transfer credit can be granted for a total of eight (8) quarter units of relevant graduate courses previously completed at an approved or accredited institution.

CORE CURRICULUM (for all Masters Students)

PSY 501       Foundations in Integral Studies (4 units)
PSY 502       Consciousness Studies (4 units)
PSY 503*     Counseling & Communications Skills  *(4 units)
PSY 504**   Spiritual Education * *(4 units)
PSY 505       Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research (4 units)
PSY 506       Statistics (4units)
* PSY635 Foundations of Life Coaching fulfills the requirements for LP 503
**Additional units may be taken as electives


Students not following a clinical track may choose appropriate electives from any of the other programs. Courses relevant to the field are below, but the electives are not limited to these course options, at the discretion of the Program Director:

PSY 622        Introduction to Mind Body Energy Psychology (4 units)
PSY 624        Psychobiology (4 units)
PSY 625        Sociocultural Influences and Intervention Strategies (4 units)
PSY 633        Introduction to Energy Psychology (4 units)
PSY 634        History of Psychology(4 units)
PSY 635        Foundations of Life Coaching (4 units)
PSY 636        Psychology of the Chakras  (4 units)
PSY 637        Introduction to Four Expressive Arts Modalities (4 units)
PSY 680        Topics of Special Interest (4-8 units)
PSY 690        Thesis (6 units)
PSY 699        Independent Study (2-12 units) 


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