Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology Catalog: 1974-1975


The Master of Arts Degree: This degree is not considered a ter­ minal degree. No students will be admitted for graduate study unless they intend to pursue the Ph.D. degree. The M.A. degree in general psychology will be awarded to students who successfully complete a prescribed program of graduate study including the following: (1) A total of 45 units of academic work

(a) A minimum of 36 semester units in Psychology (b) A minimum of 9 semester units in Theology (2) One year of resident graduate study

The Doctor of Philosophy Degree: The Ph.D. degree in Counsel­ ing Psychology signifies completion of a course of study designed to prepare students for professional careers in psychology. It includes solid grounding in general psychology and research techniques. In addition to basic course requirements, it requires successful comple­ tion of an original research project and one year of supervised intern­ ship in an approved setting. For students without previous graduate study, the Ph.D. program requires approximately five years of full­ time study. The basic sequence of requirements for the doctorate is outlined below. A total of 107 units of academic work plus 18 units of dissertation research are required to complete the requirements 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 66 academic units and 12 units of practicum courses. Theology: All students shall complete a minor in theology which includes 21 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 psychologi­ cal concepts in research, theory and practice. Dissertation Research : 18 units of dissertation research are required prior to granting the Ph.D. (2) Comprehensive Examinations All entering students are required to demonstrate academic competence in several areas of general, scientific psychology. This competence must be shown both by completion of courses in the psychology and theology curriculums and by successful completion of the comprehensive 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 courses in that area. No unit credit is given in these instances, however, and the student must still successfully com­ plete the comprehensive examinations.


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