Doctor of Philosophy
The principles of transpersonal psychology, when applied to other endeavors, can greatly improve the effectiveness of practitioners in a wide array of fields. This is especially true in the fields of mental and physical health, intentional healing, organizational development, environmental concerns, education, peace and diplomacy, and various human services.
Transpersonal Psychology can address the special needs of the individual and community when applied to today’s cultural conditions, as it addresses the personal aspects of living the human experience. This program will present students with the findings of contemporary research, and the latest evolving theories, as well as examining personal techniques which have proven most effective in making positive and lasting changes within the context of current challenges. It is our pleasure to invite serious students to join us in this quest for a fuller understanding of transpersonal experiences.
The Transpersonal Psychology Program is designed to serve the needs of professionals currently in, or wishing to enter, the process of understanding theirs, and other’s, personal relationship to transpersonal events and processes.
? Psychologists and Practitioners whose career or personal interests move them into the fields of transpersonal studies.
? Practitioners of mind/body relationship modalities who are interested in the nature of transpersonal consciousness.
? Teachers and Counselors who wish to add to their current understanding of transpersonal relationships.
? Transpersonal Psychologists, Contemporary Alternative Practitioners, Jungian Counselors, and Archetypal Psychologists.
? Organizational Psychologists, Consultants, and Business People interested in pursuing a different course than their contemporaries.
? Spiritual Psychologists, Spiritual Counselors and Pastoral Counselors interested in building their understandings and skills.
? Experimental or Research Psychologists, Practitioners of contemporary non-traditional research design and qualitative studies in alternative psychology.
? Theoreticians and Researchers interested in fields such as Jungian Studies, dream studies, archetypal research, mythology, religion, Theosophy, or Related Areas.
? Individuals interested in such diverse areas as; spiritual psychology, metaphysics, divinity, Noetic studies, gnostic studies, shamanic studies, mysticism and magickal realities, alternative psychologies, expressive states, the death-and-dying process, contemporary specialties, and other transformational processes.
Degree Requirements Master of Science in Transpersonal Psychology Students in the Master of Science in Transpersonal and Conscious Studies will complete a minimum of 40 credits above the baccalaureate level including academic coursework, comprehensive examination and thesis project. Coursework requirements include the core elements of the academic major and a set of course modules comprising a major concentration. Master's students complete a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of their academic studies, prepare a formal thesis proposal, complete the thesis project, and prepare the manuscript for faculty review. Students also complete an oral review of thesis at the conclusion of the faculty’s review of the manuscript.
Core Elements of Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum) Major Concentration (Required: 9 credits minimum) Research Preparation (Required: 3 credits minimum) Comprehensive Examination (Required: 2 credits) Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits) Thesis (Required: 4 credits) Oral Review of Thesis (Required: 2 credits)
Akamai is internationally accredited by the International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL), a member of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA), a recognized network of accrediting bodies in the Philippines. IDEAL is a full institutional member of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN), an important agency recognized by UNESCO as a regional leader in the developing and serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education. The Commission on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in USA lists APQN as a quality network of accrediting agencies with full validity in accrediting institutions of higher education across the Asia and Pacific Region.
International Student Requirements:
Akamai University is an English language university. All submissions and communications, written or verbal, from students to the faculty or the administration of the University should be in the English language and of scholarly standard. This policy applies to course papers, project reports and other course submissions, student portfolios, comprehensive examinations, final projects, and oral reviews.
Applicants must clearly demonstrate proficiency in written and verbal English language communication skills according to American collegiate standards. A sample of scholarly or professional writing and a telephone communication with a member of the Akamai University faculty are both required elements of the admission process. International students with English as a second language or if prior college study was with non-English language colleges, applicants are required to submit a record of a recent TOEFL examination with acceptable skill levels.