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Graduate Programs in Mythological Studies

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If you are a student interested in pursuing graduate study in mythological studies, this information is for you. By no means is this list complete! Please forward to me the names of anyone who should be on this list! Alternatively, if you contact someone who wishes not to be contacted, please let me know so that I may remove their name from this list.

Jonathan Young

Mythological Studies Programs

There are very few PhD programs in mythology. The doctoral program I designed at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara can be completed by attending three day retreats - once a month. Students fly in from throughout the west. The Union Institute in Cincinnati has a distance program that allows you to design your own content. It can be done from most parts of the country. Jean Houston and Clarissa Pinkola Estes took their doctorates there. The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco has a program that has strengths in Eastern Traditions and Women's initiations. Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts offers a doctorate that can include mythic symbolism and expressive arts therapy.

Mainstream programs that would have less archetypal material include UCLA, The Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley (associated with Univ. of Calif.) The Union Theological Seminary in NYC (associated with Columbia Univ.), Indiana University (Folklore Dept.).

Religious Studies Departments allow a focus in mythology. Top programs are at the University of California - Santa Barbara, Duke University, University of Chicago, Yale University, and Claremont Graduate University near Los Angeles.

Of Canadian universities, the McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario has a program in the English department that draws heavily on the work of Northrop Frye, one of the great mythic theorists of our time. Memorial University of St. John's, Newfoundland has a master's level course in mythology and folklore.

Psychology Programs

The following are mostly graduate programs in psychology that include or allow some mythological studies as part of the work toward masters or doctorate degrees. They are listed approximately in terms of how close the content would be to the work of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung.

Pacifica Graduate Institute -- Archetypal Psychology orientation

Offers M.A. and Ph.D. in Depth Psychology
M.A. and Ph.D. in Mythological Studies
Coursework in three-day monthly retreats.
249 Lambert Road, Carpinteria CA 93101
Phone: 805 969-3626

Institute of Imaginal Studies

M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology with imaginal / archetypal emphasis
I teach a course on Myth and Contemporary Culture every year.
47 Sixth Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 707-765-1836

Texas A&M University, Dept. of Psychology

Offers PhD with Jungian specialization
College Station, Texas 77843-4235
Phone: 409-845-7146.

Union Institute, Cincinnatti, OH

Graduate College offers doctorates open to Jungian Emphasis

Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Programs in theology and psychology with Jungian content

New School for Social Research. Dept. of Psychology

New York City -- Offers Jungian emphasis
Program led by Michael Adams, Ph.D. who is archetypal in orientation.

California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco

Offers doctorate with Jungian track/specialization.

University of Philosophical Research

M.A. in Consciousness Studies - includes Asian traditions
Distance Learning available.
I teach a course on Mythic Stories in Depth Psychology
3910 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027-0299
Phone: 323-663-2167

Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA

Ph.D. programs open to Jungian emphasis

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Menlo Park, CA Website:
M.A. and Ph.D. programs with Jungian emphasis

John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA

M.A. and Psy.D. programs with Jungian emphasis/p>

Antioch New England Graduate School, Vermont

APA Accredited doctoral program
Faculty includes Michael Conforti, Ph.D. (Jungian analyst)

California School of Professional Psychology

is now Alliant International University. Alameda, Fresno, Los Angeles, and San Diego campuses.
Offers a minor in Jungian studies. Fresno campus is especially strong in Jung.

Duquesne University, Pittsburg, PA

Leading existential - phenomenological psychology program
Open to Jungian emphasis

Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Transformative/transpersonal Counseling and Art Therapy
PO Box 4788 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: 505-471-5756.

Northwestern University Medical School, Division of Psychology

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
APA accredited clinical psychology doctorate - open to Jungian emphasis.
Ward Building 9-217, 303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-3008
Phone: 312-908-8262

Chicago Theological Seminary

Offers a program in association with the C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago

Naropa University, Boulder, CO

Also Naropa / Creation Spirituality in Oakland, CA
M.A. with meditation orientation
open to Jungian emphasis --

Vermont College of Union Institute and University

Self-designed B.A. and M.A.
Jungian advisors available
36 College St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: 800-336-6794

Goddard College

Self-designed B.A. and M.A.
Jungian advisors available
123 Pitkin Road Plainfield, VT 05667
Phone: 800-468-4888

Antioch University International, Yellow Springs, OH

Self-designed B.A. and M.A.
Jungian advisors available
150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Phone: 937-769-1340

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

M.A. in Psychology open to Jungian emphasis

Georgia State University: Department of Psychology

Faculty includes Kathryn Burge-Callaway Ph.D. who has an interest in Jung

University of Manitoba: Dept. of Psychology

Marianne Johnson, Ph.D. has an interest in Jung
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 2N2.

La Trobe University: Psychocultural Studies

Melbourne, 3083 Victoria, Australia
Jungian Studies in Faculty of Humanities directed by David Tacey, Ph.D.

University of West Georgia

Psychology M.A. open to Jungian emphasis

New York University - Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Faculty includes Aryeh Maidenbaum, Ph.D. (Jungian Analyst)

University of Washington, School of Medicine

Dept. of Psychiatry John R. Van Eenwyk, Ph.D. (Jungian Analyst)
PO Box 1961, Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: 360-352-2974

Union Theological Seminary

3041 Broadway at 121st St., New York, NY 10027 212-662-7100
[email protected]
Ann Belford Ulanov, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst is on faculty

Ohio State University Dept. of Psychology

Open to Jungian/Analytical research.

Yale University, Psychology Department.

Graduate Programs in Britain

The University of Kent at Canterbury

offers an M.A. in the Study of Mysticism and Religious Experience that includes mythology and archetypal theory. Contact: Dr. Peter Moore, School of Classics, Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Canterbury at Kent. Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NY, UK - E-mail: [email protected] or - Tel. +44 1227; Fax 827-848.

Essex University

offers a master's degree program in psychoanalysis with an emphasis in Jungian Studies. Two professors in the department are strong in mythology. Website:

Independent Study Opportunities in Britain

John and Caitlin Matthews

do workshops on the Grail Legends as personal mythology. They can be reached through Element Books, Longmead, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8PL -- or BCM, Hallowquest, London WC1N 3XX

Analytical Psychology Club

37 York Street Chambers, York Street, London W1H 1DE
This group sponsors workshops on myth and symbol.

Guild of Pastoral Psychology

37 Hogarth Hill, London, NW11 6AY 01-458-3125

Society of Analytical Psychology

1 Daleham Gardens, London NW3 5BY 01-435-7696