Bioethics—M.A. with Psychology — Psy.D. or Ph.D.
Program director, Bioethics
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 ethics. To enter this combined degrees program, students must gain acceptances into both the M.A. degree in ethics curriculum and to a doctoral degree in psychology. Admission information is available at the School of Behavioral Health.
Students in this combined degrees program will complete requirements with greater efficiency by taking a number of courses that fulfill requirements for both degrees. Approval for selective courses should be sought from both program advisors.
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||3|
|RELE 545||Bioethics Case Conference I||1|
|RELE 588||Philosophical Ethics||3|
|RELE 589||Biblical Ethics||3|
|RELE 598||Master's Seminar I||3|
|RELE 599||Master's Seminar II||2|
|RELG 510||Christian Service (1, 2)||2|
|Choose 17 units from the following:||17|
|Ethics for Scientists|
|Christian Social Ethics|
|Clinical Ethics Practicum I|
|Clinical Ethics Practicum II|
|Clinical Practicum III|
|Ethics and Health Disparities|
|History of Health-Care Ethics|
|World Religions and Bioethics|
|Bioethics and the Law|
|Shared units with psychology|
The following 14 units are double counted with psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)
|PSYC 526||Ethics and Legal Issues in Clinical Psychology||3|
|PSYC 551||Psychobiological Foundations||4|
|PSYC 564||Foundations of Social and Cultural Psychology||4|
|PSYC 567||Human Diversity||3|
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. (See Psychology Program for full information.)