Learning Pathways – Degrees

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programs

A Ubiquity BA is your creation. We require some core courses that we want every student to take and then we work with you to shape your own major area of concentration. Because of the importance we place on bringing people together to solve global challenges, Ubiquity concentrates on developing soft skills and gaining knowledge about global challenges centered on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our programs are designed to instill in you the key qualities you need to link your passion with solving global challenges to bring sustainable and generative health and wellbeing to individuals, communities and the planet.

Ubiquity currently offers three Bachelors degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Skills, Sustainability and Regeneration
  • “FlexBA” Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Self-Styled Program
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Integral Transpersonal Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Global Skills, Sustainability and Regeneration

This is Ubiquity’s interpretation of the classical liberal arts as applied in a 21st Century context. It blends the development of key essential skills such as critical thinking with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Largely self-designed, it sets certain core courses in place and then allows you to explore the world as you see fit.

Prerequisite to Join: High School Diploma

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program you should be able to:

  • Understand yourself, your unique talents and your place in the world.
  • Articulate the connections between ourselves, our planetary home and our place in the universe.
  • Use a variety of essential skills to accelerate your own development as a lifelong leaner and improve your prospects in the pursuit of your personal goals.
  • Apply a cutting-edge set of tools and skills to create change in humanity’s consciousness in order to contribute to building a more sustainable and regenerative world.

This BA Degree is composed of 120 credits

Core Courses (24 Credits): A set of 8 (eight) required macrocourses

  1. Meeting Global Challenges – Foundation in Soft Skills (Shelly Alcorn, UU)
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration – Cosmopolitan Communication (Kazuma Matoba, PhD – AIS)
  3. Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Leading Change (Cynthia Scott, UU)
  4. Emotional Intelligence – Integral Flourishing – Parts One and Two (Lee Mason, UU)
  5. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Foundation of Critical Thinking for Learning and Life (Linda Elder, PhD)
  6. Leadership – Transformational Leadership, Strategy and Governance (Peter Merry, PhD -UU)
  7. Building Global Community – Great Books (Jim Garrison, PhD and Gyorgyi Szabo, PhD – UU)

Elective Courses (96 Credits): A set of 34 elective macrocourses, or combined microcourses, nanocourses, live webinars or in-person learning journeys. These may be Ubiquity Courses, courses from our Approved Providers, or courses you import for credit. See more information in our Ubiquity University Student Handbook.The latest selection of our courses is available here.

Dissertation: At the end of your degree, you are requested to write a dissertation, which must not exceed 10,000 words.

Cost:
Pay per course: US$ 300
Total program cost: Approximately US$ 12,000

Read more about this program in the Ubiquity University Student Handbook

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Ubiquity FlexBA – Self-Styled Bachelor of Arts Degree

Nobody knows you better than…you! This BA program is a completely self-designed learning program where you work with our Dean of Undergraduate Studies and our academic advisors to define your pathway, independent learning opportunities and course selection both inside and outside of Ubiquity.

Prerequisite to Join: High School Diploma

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program you should be able to:

  • Understand yourself, your unique talents and your place in the world.
  • Use a variety of essential skills to accelerate your own development as a lifelong leaner and improve your prospects in the pursuit of your personal goals.
  • Develop a more holistic understanding of humans and the world in order to unleash your passions and talents in a way that benefits yourself and the global society we live in.
  • Apply a cutting-edge set of tools and skills to create change in humanity’s consciousness in order to contribute to building a more sustainable and regenerative world.
  • Identify and enhance your unique skills and turn them into competencies that are directly connected to your life goals.
  • Clearly identify what you want to study and design the path for further higher studies.

This BA Degree is composed of 120 credits

Core Courses (6 Credits): A set of 2 (two) required macrocourses

  1. Foundation in Soft Skills (Shelly Alcorn, UU)
  2. Great Books (Jim Garrison, PhD and Gyorgyi Szabo, PhD – UU)

Elective Courses (114 Credits): A set of 38 elective macrocourses, or combined microcourses, nanocourses, live webinars or in-person learning journeys. These may be Ubiquity Courses, courses from our Approved Providers, or courses you import for credit. See more information in our Ubiquity University Student Handbook. The latest selection of our courses is available here.

Education Plan

At the beginning of your journey, you will have a consultation with our Dean of Undergraduate Studies, or other academic advisors, who will help you draft your plan. You will be asked to prepare a proposal that will meet our criteria for 120 credit hours. Your academic advisor will help you determine how many credits can be earned for various activities. Your potential choices are, but are not limited to:

  • A selection of Ubiquity produced macro, micro and nanocourses, live webinars and in-person learning journeys
  • A selection of courses by Ubiquity partners
  • Outside courses from sources like Coursera, etc.
  • Outside activities such as retreats, conferences and events held by reputable organizations
  • Self-study options such as reading books and writing post-papers using APA style to demonstrate your understanding and application of the materials
  • Other options you may suggest and that we mutually agree upon

External study and self-study options include a $100 per credit fee which is our normal rate and which allows us to evaluate your post-papers, issue grades for final Creative Assignments, and extend academic credit.

Dissertation: At the end of your degree, you are requested to write a dissertation, which must not exceed 10,000 words.

Cost:
Pay per course: US$ 300
Total program cost: Approximately US$ 12,000. Outside provider costs are your responsibility and are in addition to our normal credit fees for evaluating your work and helping you manage your learning program.

Read more about this program in the Ubiquity University Student Handbook

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Integral Transpersonal Psychology

This program will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding within and across specific subject areas of Psychology from an Integral and Transpersonal standpoint. It is a combination of learning, self-reflection, and application.

Ubiquity is excited to establish a strategic partnership with the Integral Transpersonal Institute (ITI) to offer this BA degree to learners who wish to work within the domain of helping relationships.

Prerequisite to Join: High School Diploma

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program you should be able to:

  • Develop a more holistic understanding of humans and the world in order to be of service to people in all helping relationships, aiding them through the shock, anxiety and stresses of modern life.
  • Explain and discuss fundamental theories and maps from the integral and transpersonal perspectives and recognize their contribution to the understanding of human behaviour and the relationship with the environment.
  • Apply a cutting-edge set of tools and skills to create change in humanity’s consciousness in order to contribute to building a more sustainable world.
  • Cultivate the capacity of being more available, more psychic and more in tune with nature/the ecofield by moving beyond the mind to include and transcend conventional thinking in a post-conventional fashion.

This BA Degree is composed of 120 credits

Core Courses (18 Credits): A set of 6 (six) core courses 

  1. Foundations of Integral Transpersonal Psychology (Pier Luigi Lattuada, PhD – ITI)
  2. Theories and Methods of Integral Transpersonal Psychology (Pier Luigi Lattuada, PhD – ITI)
  3. Integral Flourishing – Part One (Lee Mason, UU)
  4. Integral Flourishing – Part Two (Lee Mason, UU)
  5. Great Books (Jim Garrison, PhD and Gyorgyi Szabo, PhD – UU)
  6. Foundation in Soft Skills (Shelly Alcorn, UU)

Elective Courses (102 Credits): A set of 34 elective macrocourses, or combined microcourses or nanocourses. The latest selection of courses is available here.

In-Person Learning Journeys (worth 4 credits each)

  1. Beyond the Mind (in-person)  ITI
  2. Chartres Academy (in-person) UU

Dissertation: At the end of your degree, you are requested to write a dissertation, which must not normally exceed 10,000 words.

Cost:
Pay per course: US$ 300
Total program cost: Approximately US$ 12,000

Read more about this program in the Integral Transpersonal Psychology Student Handbook

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Completion Degrees

A Bachelor of Arts Completion degree enables you to add the credits you have received so far in traditional educational settings where you may not have been able to complete your program, as well as credit for prior learning including work experience, and other sources of learning such as association certifications, etc., equivalent to 90 credit hours and enter into an official BA Completion Process.

If you are able to demonstrate you meet the admissions criteria, we help you develop knowledge and understanding within and across specific subject areas. This degree, like others at Ubiquity, is a combination of learning, self-reflection, and application. At Ubiquity this is focused in particular on the opportunities available in solving the major societal and ecological challenges currently facing humanity.

Ubiquity currently offers two Bachelor of Arts Completion degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts Completion (BA) in Global Skills, Sustainability and Regeneration
  • Bachelor of Arts Completion (BA) in Integral Transpersonal Psychology

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BA Completion in Global Skills, Sustainability and Regeneration

Our dedication and commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals is the inspiration behind the creation of this program. If you are seeking to deepen your knowledge about global challenges, innovative solutions and leadership, this is a program for you!

Program Goals

By the end of your BA Completion program you should be able to:

  • Understand, analyze and explain global challenges as an integral dynamic system
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with people from different backgrounds
  • Explain what is needed for complex problem-solving
  • Think critically about information
  • Reflect on your own mindset and inner experience
  • Manage your own personal development pathway to bring out your highest potential for positive impact
  • Demonstrate understanding of one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goal

This BA Completion Degree is composed of 30 credits

Courses

Core Courses (15 Credits): A set of 5 (five) required macrocourses.

  • The Great Books (Jim Garrison, PhD, and Gyorgyi Szabo, PhD, UU)
  • Foundation in Soft Skills (Shelly Alcorn, UU)
  • The Foundations of Critical Thinking for Learning and Everyday Life (Linda Elder, PhD, UU)
  • Transformational Leadership, Strategy and Governance (Peter Merry, PhD, UU)
  • Cosmopolitan Communication (Kazuma Matoba, PhD, UU

Elective Courses (15 Credits): An additional 5 (five) macrocourses, (or equivalent micro-, nano-, or in-person courses), you take based on your interests.

You can choose your elective courses from the selection of online macro, micro and nano courses, and in-person learning journeys.

Prerequisites: Minimum of 90 undergraduate credits or Level 6 Diploma or Equivalent Credit (UK)
Length: 10 courses (30 credits)
Tuition and Fees: US$3,000 (a Ubiquity undergraduate credit is US$100)

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BA Completion in Integral Transpersonal Psychology

Ubiquity has a Partnership with the Integral Transpersonal Institute (ITI) in Milan, Italy to offer this BA-Completion degree to learners who have prior counseling training and want to integrate it into an Integral Transpersonal Psychology Bachelor of Arts degree qualification. This program will enable you to deepen your commitment and knowledge in the mental health and healing careers.

This BA Completion Degree is composed of 30 credits

Core Courses (15 Credits): A set of 5 (five) required macrocourses.

  1. Foundations of Integral Transpersonal Psychology (Pier Luigi Lattuada, PhD -ITI)
  2. Theories and Methods of Integral Transpersonal Psychology (Pier Luigi Lattuada, PhD – ITI)
  3. Great Books (Jim Garrison, PhD and Gyorgyi Szabo, PhD – UU)
  4. Integral Flourishing Part One (Lee Mason, UU)
  5. Foundations of Critical Thinking for Learning and Everyday Life (Linda Elder, PhD – UU)

Elective Courses (15 Credits): An additional 5 (five) macrocourses, (or equivalent micro-, nano-, or in-person courses), you take based on your interests. See here

Prerequisites: This program is only open to learners who hold one of the following documents:

  • Counseling Skills Certificate from ITI;
  • Diploma of Integral Transpersonal Counseling from ITI; or,
  • Counseling Diploma from an ITI-accredited School

Length: 10 courses (30 credits)
Tuition and Fees: US$3,000 (US$100 per credit)

 

 

 

With just the right amount of academic guidance from our faculty and advisers, Ubiquity’s MA degrees are your creation. A certain number of core courses are required to be taken within Ubiquity. For the rest of your self-designed MA, we work with you to shape your major area of concentration.

Ubiquity currently offers two Masters degrees:

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Wisdom Studies
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Integral Transpersonal Psychology

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Master of Arts (MA) in Wisdom Studies

This Masters program is open to a spectrum of disciplines and interests. It aims to address a range of problems in almost every area of human and ecological concern. The program is dedicated to supporting you shape and co-create a new global civilization whereby the human species can learn to act as a responsible and caring part of our larger planetary eco-system.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate Degree in any field (transcript with proof of graduation  is required)

Requirements:

  • Core and elective courses (20 Credits)
  • Dissertation (10 Credits)

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)*
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person

*Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Length: 10 courses
Tuition and Fees: US$6,000

For more information, see the full MA in our Ubiquity University Student Handbook

Return to Wisdom School Page

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Master of Arts (MA) in Integral Transpersonal Psychology

Ubiquity has a Partnership with the Integral Transpersonal Institute in Milan, Italy to offer this MA degree to learners who have prior counseling training and want to integrate it into an integral transpersonal psychology Master of Arts degree qualification. This program will enable you to deepen your commitment and knowledge in the mental health and healing careers at a graduate level.

Learn more on the Integral Transpersonal Psychology page

For more information, see the full ITP Student Handbook

Prerequisites: Undergraduate Degree in any field (transcript with proof of graduation is required) or Level 6 Diploma (UK – Click link to see for comparison)

Requirements:

  • Core and elective courses (20 Credits)
  • Dissertation (10 Credits)

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)*
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person

*Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Length: 10 courses
Tuition and Fees: US$6,000

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.

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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.

To apply, please start here. After that you will be contacted by the Admissions Office and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo who will discuss your aspirations and potential pathway. 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

Learn more about the program on our Student Handbook

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

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)*
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person

*Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with 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.

Admissions

Click here for information about the admissions process.

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PhD Partner Completion Programs

Ubiquity has two institutional partnerships in our PhD program:

  • Academy of Inner Sciences for a concentration in Transpersonal Research. This concentration is open to all students of AIS and Ubiquity. More info
  • Integral Transpersonal Institute for a concentration in Integral Transpersonal Psychology. This concentration is open to all students interested in this program. More info

Requirements:

Doctoral students must complete four core courses offered by Ubiquity University as well as write a doctoral dissertation. The remaining courses can be taken from Ubiquity or elsewhere as specific courses related to the chosen field of study.

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person)

Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Total: 15 credits

Credit requirements

24 credits must be completed from courses plus 36 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation, totaling 60 credits.

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.

Admissions

Click here for information about the admissions process.

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree is a professional doctorate. Like an MD (Doctor of Medicine), a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence), EdD (Doctor of Education), or DBA (Doctor of Business), a DMin is specific to the pastoral and therapeutic communities. It arose originally for ministers seeking a doctoral degree but who were less interested in the pure research required for a PhD, but more interested in the applied research in areas of healing, therapy, spiritual growth and counseling where the dissertation was in an area they were seeking to apply in their professional work.

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

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Engaged Wisdom

Our Doctor of Ministry (DMin) 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 are supported by mentors and coaches. 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.

To apply, please start here. After that, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo who will discuss your aspirations and potential pathway. 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

Requirements:

Doctoral students must complete four core courses offered by Ubiquity University as well as write a doctoral dissertation. The remaining courses can be taken from Ubiquity or elsewhere as specific courses related to the chosen field of study.

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person)

Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Total: 15 credits

Credit requirements

36 credits must be completed from courses plus 24 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation, totaling 60 credits.

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.

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

For more information, see this document:
DMin Program Student Handbook

Admissions

Click here for information about the admissions process.

Return to Wisdom School Page

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.

Combined MA-PhD in Wisdom Studies

Our MA-PhD program 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. This 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 masters-doctoral process you are supported by faculty and peers. 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 masters-doctoral credit.

To apply to our PhD program please start here. After that, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo who will discuss your aspirations and potential pathway. 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

Requirements:

Doctoral students must complete four core courses offered by Ubiquity University as well as write a doctoral dissertation. The remaining courses can be taken from Ubiquity or elsewhere as specific courses related to the chosen field of study.

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person)

Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Total: 15 credits

Credit requirements

44 credits must be completed from courses plus 36 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation, totaling 80 credits.

Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition and Fees for the whole Program = $22,000 for 80 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.

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

For more information, see this document:
MA-PhD Program Student Handbook

Admissions

Click here for information about the admissions process.

Return to Wisdom School Page

The Doctor of Ministry degree is one of the professional doctorates. Like an MD (Doctor of Medicine), a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence), EdD (Doctor of Education), or DBA (Doctor of Business), a DMin is specific to the pastoral and therapeutic communities. It arose originally for ministers seeking a doctoral degree but who were less interested in the pure research required for a PhD than in applied research in areas of healing, therapy, spiritual growth and counseling where the dissertation was in an area they were seeking to apply in their professional work.

Upon completion of Ubiquity’s Doctor of Ministry program, you will be awarded the title “Doctor of Ministry.” 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.

Combined MA-DMin

Our combined MA-DMin (Doctor of Ministry) 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. This 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 masters-doctoral process you are supported by mentors and coaches. 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 masters-doctoral credit.

To apply to our PhD program please start here. After that, you will be contacted by the Admissions Office and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo who will discuss your aspirations and potential pathway. 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

Requirements:

Doctoral students must complete four core courses offered by Ubiquity University as well as write a doctoral dissertation. The remaining courses can be taken from Ubiquity or elsewhere as specific courses related to the chosen field of study.

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person)

Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Total: 15 credits

Credit requirements

56 credits must be completed from courses plus 24 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation, totaling 80 credits.

Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition and Fees for the whole Program = $22,000 for 80 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.

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

For more information, see this document:
MA-DMin Program Student Handbook

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