Master of Psychology

Integrate the broad range of human experience in the advanced study of psychology.

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.

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Why Psychology at UD?

  • Accreditation from The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Choose from three masters-level degree tracks: Master of Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology or Master of Psychology with Clinical Concentration.
  • Many students continue to work while earning their degrees.
  • Receive training in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research in small class sizes that afford close collaboration with professors.
  • Gain opportunities for applied training in psychological assessment and clinical intervention with experienced faculty.
  • Experience clinical courses that emphasize psychodynamic and humanistic approaches to psychotherapy and help you prepare for the NCE exam.

Graduate Psychology Programs Offered at UD:

Master of Psychology

A 30 credit hours program, consisting of 12 hours of core curriculum and 18 hours of elective material. 

Master of Arts in Psychology

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.

Master of Psychology with Clinical Concentration

A 60 credit hours program, consisting of psychology core classes, pre-practicum classes, electives, LPC required areas and the practicum requirement.

Learn more about our degree requirements here.

Advance Your Career and Academic Work. 

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.

Learn about Will Edmonson's experience.

 

Why Study Humanistic Psychology?

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.

quotes“ What I love about UD's psychology program is its emphasis on understanding the whole person, not just human behavior. I believe this program has helped prepare me to be a caring and effective counselor. ”- Emily Kelly, Master of Psychology with Clinical Concentration ’18


Questions? Find answers and general information about the graduate psychology program on the FAQ page or contact an admissions counselor:

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