Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology Catalog: 1973-1974

basic sequence of requirements for the doctorate is outlined below. A total of 108 units of academic work is required to complete the require­ ments for the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. (1) Residence A minimum of four years of residence is required for the Ph.D. While the doctorate is not awarded simply for completion of stated course work there are basic unit requirements for the doctorate. Psychology: All students must complete a minimum of 78 semester hours in psychology. This includes at least 63 academic units and 15 units of practicum courses. Theology: All students shall complete a minor in theology which in­ cludes 18 semester units. Integration Seminars: All students participate in a series of four team­ taught seminars devoted to the integration of a variety of theological and psychological concepts in research, theory and practice. (2) Comprehensive Examination All entering students are required to demonstrate academic com­ petence in several areas of general, scientific psychology. This compet­ ence must be shown both by completion of courses in the psychology and theology core curriculums and by successful completion of the com­ prehensive examinations, usually taken at the close of the second year of residency. Students who are qualified by virtue of previous work may petition to demonstrate proficiency in specific areas by examination rather than by taking the core courses in that area. No unit credit is given in these instances, however, and the student must still successfully complete the comprehensive examinations. All students must pass a set of comprehensive examinations cover­ ing the following areas: Measurement, Learning, Statistics and Re­ search Design, Personality, and Development. Students also take an integration examination in psychology and theology. These examinations are given in June and October each year and serve as the major means of evaluating the student's suitability to continue studies toward the Ph.D. If a student does not successfully complete all sections of the examination he may repeat them at the next scheduled administration. (3) Preliminary Oral Interview and Admission to Doctoral Study After completion of comprehensive examinations, all students have an oral interview to evaluate their progress and potential for success­ ful completion of the doctoral program. (4) Admission to Candidacy Official candidacy for the doctorate signifies an advanced stage in the student's progress and is accompanied by a redefinition of full-time enrollment which enables the student to place greater emphasis on his practicum experience, internship, and dissertation and a lesser emphasis on formal course work. In order to be admitted to candidacy the student must have: (a) Passed the comprehensive examinations

(b) Successfully completed preliminary oral interview (c) Completed one year residence after successfully completing the comprehensive examinations (d) Approval of dissertation topic by Doctoral Com­ mittee 23

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