Graduate Studies in Dreams GUIDELINES for Submission

a. The name of your university (e.g., University of British Columbia), centered in bold print at the top of the first page.

b. The name of your department (e.g., Department of Psychology), also centered in bold print, just under the name of your university.  If your Department has a recognized program in dream studies, also indicate the name of the program (e.g., Dream Studies Program, Department of Psychology).

c. A brief description of the major characteristics of your department's opportunities for graduate level dream studies, including educational goals, orientation toward research or scholarship, practicum experiences, special opportunities, and so on. Indicate clearly the degrees offered, i.e., whether yours is a Master's Degree Program, a Ph.D. program, etc.  If your department has special features (e.g., related programs in clinical or counselling psychology) or particular research or scholarly emphases, these features should be spelled out.

d. A list of all faculty members involved in dream studies, with a description of the research or scholarly expertise of each person.  Describe each person's area of expertise in a brief paragraph, preferably providing a few representative publication references.  Information about each faculty member's educational background (e.g., “Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1990") may be useful to prospective students and their advisors.  If possible, provide a URL for each person's web site.

Note: Defining who is or is not involved in dream studies is not always easy.  Remember, however, that prospective students often do not clearly know what they want to study in graduate school, or even what dream studies encompass.  We recommend that you use the broadest possible definition of dream studies and include descriptions of any faculty whose areas of expertise might be related.  For example, there might be faculty members who do not consider themselves involved primarily in dream studies but who have related interests (e.g., a clinical psychologist studying daydreaming).  If these individuals could contribute to the education of students with interests in dreams, then we suggest that you include them in your description.

e. A list of faculty members from departments or programs elsewhere in your university that might be relevant to graduate students who are studying dreams in your department.

f. A brief description of courses, degree requirements, and other characteristics of the curriculum.  It may be helpful to describe informal features of the graduate experience, such as colloquium series, reading groups, or research groups in or out of your department.

g. A note about costs (tuition, at least), and the availability of financial support.

h. The name of persons whom interested students could contact for more information, such as a faculty member, a graduate program coordinator or secretary, or the chair of the department.  Be sure to include the full address and, if appropriate, a telephone number, electronic mailing address, or the URL for a departmental web site.

i. Please provide these materials in a file (on disc or attached to an e-mail message) that is formatted in a familiar word processing program such as Word or WordPerfect.

Please Return this information to the IASD Web Manager 

Special Thanks to Don Kuiken, Ph.D. for the original survey and project coordination

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