Bioethics—M.A. with Psychology — Psy.D. or Ph.D.
Program director, Bioethics
Interim chair, Department of Psychology
The faculty for the combined degrees Bioethics with Psychology Program is drawn from the School of Religion and from the Department of Psychology in the School of Behavioral Health.
This program combines study for the M.A. degree in bioethics (offered by the School of Religion) with either the Psy.D. or Ph.D. degree in psychology (offered by the Department of Psychology of the School of Behavioral Health). The purpose of the combined degrees program is to facilitate more efficient completion of graduate programs in ethics and psychology for the student interested in both areas. Students who complete the program should be prepared to make significant interdisciplinary contributions to the fields of psychology and of ethics. In order to enter this combined degrees program, students must gain separate acceptance into the M.A. degree in ethics curriculum and to one of the doctoral degrees in psychology. Admission information is available at the School of Behavioral Health.
Students in this combined degrees program will complete all the requirements for both degrees with greater efficiency by taking a number of courses that fulfill requirements for both degrees. Approval for selective courses should be sought from the student's advisors for both degrees.
A total of 48 quarter units is required for the M.A. degree. The following courses constitute the core requirements for students completing the M.A. degree in bioethics when taken with psychology as part of the combined degrees program:
|RELE 524||Bioethics and Society||4|
|RELE 548||Christian Social Ethics||3|
|RELE 554||Clinical Ethics Practicum I||4|
|RELE 555||Clinical Ethics Practicum II||4|
|RELE 577||Theological Ethics||3|
|RELE 588||Explorers of the Moral Life||3|
|RELG 504||Research Methods in Religious Studies||4|
|RELR 584||Culture, Psychology, and Religion||3|
|PSYC 505||Research Methods in Psychological Science||4|
|In addition to the preceding 32 units, students completing the M.A. degree program will choose 14 units of the following:||16|
|Religion and the Social Sciences|
|History, Systems, and Philosophy of Psychology|
|Ethics and Legal Issues in Clinical Psychology|
|Foundations of Social and Cultural Psychology|
|Foundations of Human Development|
Psychology—Ph.D. or Psy.D. curriculum
Students completing one of the doctoral curricula in psychology will complete all of the course requirements as listed in the School of Behavioral Health, 2 units of minor concentration, which will be fulfilled by 12 of the selective units listed above. (See Psychology Program for full information.)