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PhD in Wisdom Studies

Our PhD program is open to a spectrum of disciplines and interests. It aims to address a range of problems in virtually every area of human and ecological concern. Our doctoral program is dedicated to helping you shape and co-create a new global civilization so the human species can learn to act as responsible and respectful stewards of our larger planetary ecosystem.

At every level in the doctoral process, you will be supported. You will be required to take certain core courses and will have the freedom to design the rest of your program in consultation with your mentors and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Students can select courses from either inside Ubiquity or outside Ubiquity. This means that if there is a course you need to take that is offered through another institution, you are free to do so. Ubiquity’s in-person courses are also available for doctoral credit.

Upon completion of Ubiquity’s Doctoral Program, you will be awarded the title “Doctor of Philosophy.” This is one of the highest honors society bestows and indicates respect and acknowledgement for an expertise that the larger community can count on for integrity and professional competence.

All doctoral students must submit:

  • Transcript of completed Master’s Degree that clearly displays title of your major, date of graduation, list of courses taken and grades received
  • Essay indicating your educational goals and the area of research you want to explore
  • Your most recent resume/CV

Prerequisites: Master’s Degree in any field – transcript with proof of graduation is required (copy of diploma page only is not sufficient)

Admissions Process: Complete an initial interview with our Dean of Graduate Studies, then submit all materials prior to registering for courses.


This PhD Degree is composed of 60 credits

  • Core and elective courses (24 Credits)
  • Dissertation (36 Credits)

3 core courses (11 Credits):

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person or online)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person)

An additional 13 credits must be earned through course work approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition and Fees for the whole Program = $18,000 for 60 credit fees ($300 per credit)*, Dissertation fee, Major Advisor fee, and External Examiner fee.

*This total for courses may fluctuate if courses are taken from outside Ubiquity as Independent Study. To import for credit, you will need to have the Independent Study course approved, write a post-paper to demonstrate what you learned from the course and pay the normal $300 per-credit fee to transfer toward your Ubiquity degree.

In-person courses will include logistics costs (for board and lodging for example) which are not included in the costs above.

Learn more about the program in our Ubiquity University Student Handbook