Course work is divided into the following categories:
|General Psychology ||30 units |
|Research ||140 units |
|Theology and Integration ||40 units |
The doctoral degree track is aimed at producing scholars with the ability to change opinion and practice in their areas of study, and go on to mentor other such scholars and practitioners. This program will place an emphasis on doing academic research in psychology with specific content-area strengths of Fuller, including psychology of religion and positive psychology.
The ideal student will be attracted to an emphasis on doing academic research in psychology and the specific content-area strengths of Fuller. We envision potential employers to include primarily members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and various Christian ministries, charities, churches, and other organizations seeking well-qualified psychological scientists, teachers, and scholars concerned with the intersection of psychological inquiry and Christian theology, particularly theological anthropology. Secondarily, we hope our graduates will find their way into secular university posts.
We anticipate accepting only 2 or 3 students annually into this degree program.
The degree curriculum will stress flexibility and customizability for the particular needs of the small number of students, accommodating their intellectual trajectories and backgrounds. Attempts are underway through grant writing to secure graduate scholarships for future students.