Programs


Online Platform

Online Programs via the Internet are collaborative/interactive courses in asynchronous (written assignments, emails & discussion boards) and synchronous (virtual classroom) platforms incorporating audio and visual elements (microphone and camera), Power Point presentations, surveys, spontaneous questions and eboard drawing. Online programs mirror the campus programs in course content with the only difference arising from the pace of the schedule.

Online programs are NOT correspondence endeavors where the student receives downloads of information in a sterile model of academic learning. Online programs require active participation from class members and faculty and are created for students whose time and distance from the college preclude participation on campus.

In the Online program, faculty members are selected both for their expertise as practicing clinicians who enjoy teaching AND for their proficiency in working within the computer environment of the Internet. Academic transcripts are identical for on campus and online programs. Students contribute to the online courses through 3 main avenues: chat room, discussion boards and written assignments. Other features support these contributions (i.e., course documents, internet links, staff information, announcements, online library).

Online Schedule For Students

Typically, the online schedule calls for students to attend online at the same time (synchronous) two nights a week in a chat room with classmates and instructor. During the week, students contribute responses or perspectives to the Discussion Board - a site of student and instructor assignment postings.

List Of Programs & Start Dates

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR
MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (MFT License)
Certificate in LGBT Mental Health
Master of Arts in Business Psychology (Industrial/Organizational)
Certificate or Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology
Master of Arts in Professional Clinical Counseling (LPCC)
COMBINATION MASTER OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY & THE PSY.D. PROGRAM
DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Doctor of Psychology in Marriage Family Therapy
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS
Seminars & Training
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  • I chose Ryokan because it was convenient, flexible and affordable. I still work, have a family, take care of my aged mom, own a home, etc. The online classes work best for my busy lifestyle. Without their flexibility, I would not pursue this.

    Bob Kennedy, MS, MFT (current doctoral student)

  • I had attended two California State Universities and received a Master’s Degree from each before attending Ryokan College to acquire my doctorate in Clinical psychology. My second Master’s Degree was from California State University at Dominguez Hills—the program was completely online and there was virtually no difference in the quality of education I received from an accredited California state university and Ryokan college.

    Dr. Jann Blackstone-Ford

  • My experience at Ryokan from the initial interview through graduation was one of encouragement, motivation and compassion. I have referred others to Ryokan without hesitation knowing first hand that the school is always a part of my mind and I will always be grateful to Ryokan for giving me that chance.

    Honey Pietruszka, Psy. D. PSY