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MA/PhD in Wisdom Studies

A program that enables you to get a Master’s and PhD with one dissertation, on wisdom for the modern world.

What our students say

Gyrogyi Szabo

Dean of Graduate Studies

The aim is to create something significant that will stand alongside the work of previous scholars as well as affect and influence humankind’s evolution towards a more coherent, conscious, peaceful and just world for all.

Safa Boga

MA in Wisdom Studies

I enjoyed the MA so much that I completed the whole course within a year and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is seeking an intellectual challenge in a supportive and global learning environment.

Cynthia W. Bledsoe

MA in Wisdom Studies

My Ubiquity experience was immensely profound. The flexibility to create my path within rigorous learning methodology helped align my degree to my unique contribution to the world.

Co-directors

Our PhD program is co-led by Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo, PhD (Sorbonne) who serves as our Dean of Graduate Studies, and Dr. Jim Garrison, PhD (University of Cambridge) who serves as our President.
Gyorgyi Szabo PhD

Gyorgyi Szabo PhD

Core faculty

Jim Garrison

Jim Garrison

Core faculty

Examples of Dissertations from our Students

Archetypal Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology by Renn Butler

This dissertation reviews and presents original research in the fields of archetypal cosmology and transpersonal psychology.

Divine Power Speaks with the Buddha by Thomas C McGarrity

This dissertation is our listening to this powerfully loving Voice.

Acedia and its Transformation by Dave MacQuarrie

This dissertation reports the results of an investigation into the ancient concept of acedia, the human pattern of avoidance of the effort necessary to live authentically, and the processes that impact its transformation (playfulness, wisdom, hope, and discipline).

The Creative Journey to Dissertation

Finding Your Voice, Making your Mark

The “Creative Journey to Dissertation” is a 1-week intensive designed by our Dean of Graduate Studies Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo. The course is a critical part of the dissertation writing process and is a requirement for all MA candidates.

Faculty: Gyorgyi Szabo

Support during your Graduate Program

During your graduate dissertation writing you will be supported by a Major Advisor of your own choosing, as well as optional writing courses and writing mentorship.

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Jim Garrison PhD

Founder, President, Chief Academic Officer, Faculty

Jim Garrison, PhD, has had a lifetime of social and political activism beginning in the 1960s with the anti-war, anti-nuclear, citizen diplomacy and environmental movements. He founded Ubiquity University having served as President of Wisdom University from 2005 – 2012 which was acquired by Ubiquity in 2013. He has spent his entire professional life in executive leadership, including as co-founder and president of the Gorbachev Foundation/USA (1992 – 1995) and State of the World Forum (1995 – 2004) with Mikhail Gorbachev serving as convening chairman. Jim received his BA in History from the University of Santa Clara, an MA in History of Religion from Harvard University, and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from the University of Cambridge. He has written numerous books, including “The Plutonium Culture,” “The Darkness of God: Theology after Hiroshima,” “The Russian Threat,” “Civilization and The Transformation of Power,” and, “America as Empire.” Jim teaches a range of courses at Ubiquity in philosophy, history and global affairs.

Gyorgyi Szabo PhD

Core faculty of Dissertation Writing

Gyorgyi is Dean of Graduate Studies at Ubiquity University. She was a Co-Founder and Academic Dean of the ‘Ervin Laszlo Center for Advanced Study’ (ELCAS). She served as the Director of Research and Development of the Center’s Exploratoria Program. She was co-creator of the WorldShift International Foundation, and the WorldShift 2012 organizations, and currently serves as the Executive Director at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Memnosyne Foundation. She lectures worldwide and has published two books; papers in The Scientific and Medical Network’s Review, The Shift Network, and World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. Gyorgyi Szabo holds a PhD in Sociology – Summa Cum Laude awarded by the Sorbonne, University of Paris. She is also a trained Reiki and Reconnective Healing practitioner. Her holistic approach to metaphysics and interest in conscious evolution serves as foundation for her work in facilitating cooperative evolution toward a peaceful and regenerative world.