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.
"On Thursday, February 6, I arrived in Geneva, worn out from four days of classes, three bus rides, and a rocky EasyJet flight, expecting to have cell service. I didn't have cell service. Luckily, I did have the name of my destination -- CERN, the international European particle physics laboratory -- and a brief note explaining my situation to the French guards," writes John Rabaey, BS '22.+ Read More
In the current COVID-19 crisis, the love of Danny Fitzpatrick, BA '13, for Italy, appreciation for his time there, and a creative collaboration with sculptor Tim Schmalz have led to a specific way of rendering aid to the country beloved by so many UD alumni and one-time Romers.+ Read More
Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources for online learning.+ Read More