Opportunities in California, Georgia, and Virginia.
on Thursday, February 10, 2011
Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Palo Alto, CA: Sofia University offers PhDs in transpersonal psychology through both its Residential and Global programs. While there is no program in parapsychology per se, ITP is unusual in having two core faculty members (Arthur Hastings and Charles Tart) who are knowledgeable about parapsychology. Charles Tart offers an introductory course in parapsychology and students may pursue dissertation research that touches on parapsychological aspects of psychology. For more information: www.sofia.edu
San Francisco, CA: Saybrook University offers non‐residential, accredited Masters and PhD programs allowing students to design their own degree in psychology with an emphasis on parapsychology. Stanley Krippner and Dean Radin can supervise research in parapsychological topics. For more information: www.saybrook.edu
Georgia: Dr. Christine Simmonds-Moore recently joined the psychology faculty at the University of West Georgia as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. Parapsychology first came to UWG when Dr. Bill Roll was based there. As a result, the university has a long history with regard to this topic, which is supported by an excellent collection of journals and books. It is now possible to study parapsychology at UWG alongside a number of other interesting topics related to humanistic and transpersonal psychology. Courses exploring parapsychology are offered at the undergraduate and graduate (masters levels). The master’s program at West Georgia focusses on humanistic and transpersonal psychology. The psychology department also offer an Integrative Health Studies Certificate Program and a PhD program (on Consciousness and Society ) at West Georgia, and as such, it is possible for students to focus on a parapsychology related topic for masters theses and doctoral dissertations.
Virginia: Atlantic University offers an online and distance education accredited Masters Degree Program in Transpersonal Studies that includes a number of courses relevant to parapsychology including “Principles of Parapsychology” currently taught by Loyd Auerbach. Faculty members Doug Richards and Loyd Auerbach are available to mentor a parapsychology-focused Directed Study course or Culminating Project. For more information: www.atlanticuniv.edu.