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Associate of Metaphysical Arts
Bachelor of Metaphysical Arts
Master of Metaphysical Arts
Master of Metaphysical Philosophy
Bachelor of Metaphysical History
Bachelor of Spiritual Studies (Spiritualism)
Master of Spiritual Studies (Spiritualism)
Bachelor of Parapsychology and Esoteric Studies
Master of Parapsychology and Esoteric Studies
Bachelor of Religious/Spiritual Philosophy
   (Including Neo-Pagan Studies)

Doctor of Metaphysical Philosophy (M.Ph.D.),
   Standard for Graduation


Associate of Religious/Metaphysical Arts Required Course Checklist
A Two Year Course Of Study

Inner Development Studies

ID-100 Releasing Fear Through Love 1.5
ID-101 Listening To Your Inner Guide 1.0
ID-102 Meditation Through Spiritual Awareness 1.0
ID-103 Releasing Guilt Through Forgiveness 1.5
ID-104 A Practical Approach To Building Self-Worth 1.5
ID-105 The Principles Of Creative Responsibility 1.5

8.0 credit hours          

Metaphysical And Prosperity Studies

ME-100 Metaphysics In Our Daily Lives 3.5
ME-101 The Metaphysical Approach To Self-Development 3.5
ME-102 Metaphysical And Spiritual Approach To Business Success 2.0
ME-105 Which Way Shall I Go 1.0
ME-106 Creating a Metaphysical Mindset 1.5

11.5 credit hours          

Metaphysical Theology Studies

TH-100 The Metaphysical Ethic 2.0
TH-101 Metaphysics for the New Millennium 2.0
TH-106 A Historical and Theological Perspective on the New Age 3.0
TH-111 Introduction to Inner Spirituality 3.0
TH-113 Fundamentals of Inner Spirituality 3.0

13.0 credit hours          

Miscellaneous Studies

SA-104 Principle Of Success Through Giving 0.5
CT-100 A Practical Approach To Expanding The Mind 5.0
CT-102 Journaling for Spiritual and Physical Health 2.0
PP-101 Introduction to the Mind Over Matter 5.0
IA-104 Manifestation Through Creative Visualization 3.0
MS-100 Introduction To Mysticism 1.5
MT-100 Spiritual Guidelines For The Metaphysical Teacher 0.5

17.5 credit hours          

Elective Studies

Any combination of CMS courses totaling 10.0 credit hours 10.0

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          60.0 credit hours          


Bachelor Of Religious/Metaphysical Arts

Miscellaneous Studies

HA-100 History of Metaphysical And Spiritual Healing 2.0
SS-100 Introduction To Spirit And Spirit Communication 0.5
SS-104 The History And Traditions Of Modern Mediumship 0.5
AS-101 The Symbolism, History And Fundamentals Of Astrology 6.0
PS-104 The History, Symbolism And Fundamentals Of The Tarot 6.0
RS-100 Introduction to Comparative Religion Through Metaphysics 8.0
BI-102 Historical and Anthropological Approach To The Old Testament 5.0
EP-104 Introduction to the Kabbalah 0.5
EP-105 Introduction to Theosophy 0.5
EP-106 The History of Heaven 0.5
EP-107 Introduction to Gnosticism 0.5

40.0 credit hours          

Elective Studies

Any combination of CMS courses totaling 20 credit hours 20.0

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          120.0 credit hours          


Master of Religious/Metaphysical Arts
A Two Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Bachelor Of Religious/Metaphysical Arts plus any combination of CMS courses totaling 30 credit hours and a professionally bound thesis of at least 25,000 words. You can bypass the thesis by doing an additional 6 credit hours of course work.

30.0 credit hours          

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (With Thesis)          30.0

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Without Thesis)          36.0


Master of Religious/Metaphysical Philosophy
A Two Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Bachelor Of Religious/Metaphysical Arts plus any combination of CMS courses totaling 30 credit hours and a professionally bound thesis of at least 25,000 words. You can bypass the thesis by doing an additional 6 credit hours of course work.

30.0 credit hours          

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (With Thesis)          30.0

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION (Without Thesis)          36.0


Bachelor Of Religious/Metaphysical History
Required Course Checklist - A Three Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Associate Of Religious/Metaphysical Arts plus the following:

Miscellaneous Studies

HA-100 History of Metaphysical And Spiritual Healing 2.0
SS-100 Introduction To Spirit And Spirit Communication 0.5
SS-104 The History And Traditions Of Modern Mediumship 0.5
AS-101 The Symbolism, History And Fundamentals Of Astrology 6.0
PS-104 The History, Symbolism And Fundamentals Of The Tarot 6.0
RS-100 Introduction to Comparative Religion Through Metaphysics 8.0
BI-102 Historical and Anthropological Approach To The Old Testament 5.0
EP-104 Introduction to the Kabbalah 0.5
EP-105 Introduction to Theosophy 0.5
EP-106 The History of Heaven 0.5
EP-107 Introduction to Gnosticism 0.5
NP-100 The History and Tradition of Western Magic and Spirituality 0.5
NP-101 The History and Fundamentals of Neo-Paganism 0.4
NP-102 Secret Societies and Occult Organizations 0.5
PP-100 Introduction to Parapsychology 0.5

40.0 credit hours          

Elective Studies

Any combination of CMS courses totaling 27 credit hours 27.0

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          120.0 credit hours          


Bachelor of Spiritual Studies (Spiritualism)
Required Course Checklist - A Three Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Associate of Metaphysical Arts plus the following:

Miscellaneous Studies

PP-100 - Introduction to Parapsychology (Mini-Course) 0.5
SA-104 Principle of Success through Giving (Mini-Course) 0.5
CT-101 A Metaphysical and Spiritual Approach to the Power of Thought 3.0
CT-106 Expanding Your Mind Power through Mental Exercise 1.5
HA-106 Healing through Inner Peace and Contentment 1.5
HA-107 Healing through Emotional and Mental Balance 1.0
HA-108 The Spiritual Approach to Self-Healing 3.0
ME-106 Creating a Metaphysical Mindset 1.5
NP-100 The History and Traditions of Western Magic & Spirituality (Mini-Course) 0.5
SH-101 A Metaphysical Contract for Success (1.5 CH - 8 lessons) 1.5
SP-100 A Spiritualist's View of Mediumship and Psychism 2.0
SP-101 The History and Fundamentals of Spiritualism 3.0
SP-102 A Spiritualist's View of Death, Rebirth and Reincarnation 1.5
SP-103 Christianity and Spiritualism (1.5 CH - 8 lessons) 1.5
SP-104 A Spiritualist's Philosophy of The One 3.0
SP-105 Differences in Pedantic, Dogmatic and Fundamentalists Religions 2.0
SP-106 An Analytical View of Spiritualism in The United States 1.5
SS-100 Introduction to Spirit and Spirit Communication (Mini-Course) 0.5
SS-101 Immortality and Transition (Mini-Course) 0.5
SS-102 A Practical Approach to Spirit Phenomenon (Mini-Course) 0.5
SS-103 The Varieties of Spirit Manifestations (Mini-Course) 0.5
SS-104 The History and Traditions of Modern Mediumship (Mini Course) 0.5
MS-100 Introduction to Mysticism 1.5
EP-100 Esoteric Teachings of a Christine Master 8.0
EP-103 Fundamentals of Esoteric Wisdom 3.0
RS-100 Introduction to Comparative Religion 12.0

64.0 credit hours          

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          120.0 credit hours          


Master of Spiritual Studies (Spiritualism)
Required Course Checklist - A Two Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Bachelor Of Spiritual Studies (Spiritualism) plus the following:

PP-104 Practical Approach to the World of Divination & Magik 2.0
PP-109 An Investigative Analysis of Psychic Communication 3.0
SS-105 Defining Modern Mediumship 3.0
SS-106 Developing Your Mediumship 3.0
SS-107 Mediumship And Psychic Susceptibility 9.0
GS-100 The Metaphysical Approach to Gems & Healing Stones 4.0
EP-101 Esoteric Use of Color, Sound and Fragrance 9.0
EP-111 Introduction to the Aquarian Age 1.0
TH-101/501 Metaphysics for the New Millennium 2.0

36.0 credit hours          

THESIS REQUIREMENT

Each student is required to complete and submit a professionally 6.0 bound thesis of at least 25,000 words or 6 additional credit hours of course work.

6.0 credit hours          

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          36.0 credit hours          


Bachelor of Parapsychology and Esoteric Studies
Required Course Checklist - A Three Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Associate Of Religious/Metaphysical Arts plus the following:

Miscellaneous Studies

IA-100 Introduction To Intuitive Development 1.0
IA-101 Sitting For Intuitive Development 1.5
IA-102 A Practical Approach To The Chakras And Energy 4.0
IA-106 A Practical Approach To The Human Aura 2.0
IA-103 Dreams - The Secret Language Of Sleep 1.5
HA-101 The Metaphysical Use Of Mind And Energy 3.0
SS-100 Introduction To Spirit And Spirit Communication 0.5
SS-101 Immortality And Transition 0.5
SS-102 Practical Approach To Spirit Phenomenon 0.5
SS-103 The Varieties Of Spirit Manifestations 0.5
SS-104 The History And Traditions Of Modern Mediumship 0.5
SS-105 Defining Modern Mediumship 3.0
SS-106 Developing Your Mediumship 3.0
SS-107 Mediumship And Psychic Susceptibility 9.0
AS-100 Introduction To Astrology 0.5
NU-100 Basic Numerology 1.0
PS-100 Cartomancy Or Divination Of Playing Cards 0.5
PS-103 Tasseography Or Tea Leaf Reading 0.5
NP-100 The History and Traditions of Western Magic and Spirituality 0.5
NP-102 Secret Societies and Occult Organizations 5.0
BI-100 Interpreting the Old Testament through Metaphysics 2.0
BI-101 Interpreting the New Testament through Metaphysics 3.0
PP-100 Introduction to Parapsychology 0.5
PP-102 Regression through Multi-Level Awareness 3.5
PP-103 Introduction to Cryptozoology 2.0
PP-104 A Practical Approach to the World of Divination and Magik 2.0
PP-105 Introduction to the Occult and Supernormal Volume I 3.0
PP-106 Introduction to the Occult and Supernormal Volume II 3.0
PP-107 Introduction to the Occult and Supernormal Volume III 3.0
PP-108 Introduction to the Occult and Supernormal Volume IV 3.0
EP-102 Fundamentals Of Cyclic Law 2.0
EP-104 Introduction to the Kabbalah 0.5
EP-105 Introduction to Theosophy 0.5
EP-106 The History of Heaven 0.5
EP-107 Introduction to Gnosticism 0.5
SH-100 Introduction to Shamanism 0.5
SH-102 Principle Teachings of the Medicine Wheel 2.0
AC-100 The Principles of Spiritual Alchemy 2.0

72.0 credit hours          

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          120.0 credit hours          


Master Of Parapsychology and Esoteric Studies
Required Course Checklist - A Two Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Bachelor Of Religious/Esoteric Studies plus the following:

EP-100 Esoteric Teachings Of A Christine Master 8.0
EP-101 Esoteric Use Of Color, Sound And Fragrance 9.0
PS-104 The History, Symbolism and Fundamentals of the Tarot 9.0
AS-101 The Symbolism, History And Fundamentals Of Astrology 6.0
NU-101 Advanced Numerology 4.0

36.0 credit hours          

Suggested Alternative Courses

EP-109 An Esoteric Journey Into The Self Vol. I The Mind 2.0
EP-110 Candle Burning Made Easy 2.0
IA-105 The Principles of Channeling 5.0
GS-100 The Metaphysical Approach To Gems And Healing Stones 4.0
PS-101 Basic Graphology 1.0
PS-102 Basic Palmistry 1.5
PS-105 Fundamentals of Physiognomy and Phrenology 1.0

14.5 credit hours          

THESIS REQUIREMENT

Each student is required to complete and submit a professionally 6.0 bound thesis of at least 25,000 words or 6 additional credit hours of course work.

6.0 credit hours          

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          36.0 credit hours          


Bachelor of Religious/Spiritual Philosophy Studies
Required Course Checklist - A Three Year Course Of Study

Successful completion of Associate of Religious/Metaphysical Arts plus the following:

Miscellaneous Studies

PP-100 Introduction to Parapsychology 0.5
SA-102 Techniques in Prayer 0.5
HA-100 The History of Metaphysical and Spiritual Healing 2.0
MS-101 The Fundamentals of Practical Mysticism 6.0
RS-100 Introduction to Comparative Religion 8.0

17.0 credit hours          

Neo-Pagan Studies

NP-100 The History and Traditions of Western Magic and Spirituality 0.5
NP-101 The History and Fundamentals of Neo-Paganism 4.0
NP-102 Secret Societies and Occult Organizations 5.0
SH-100 Introduction to Shamanism 0.5
SH-101 A Metaphysical Contract for Success 1.0
SH-102 Principle Teachings of the Medicine Wheel 2.0
SH-100 Introduction to Shamanism 0.5
AC-100 The Principles of Spiritual Alchemy 2.0

16.0 credit hours          

Esoteric Studies

EP-103 Fundamentals of Esoteric Wisdom 3.0
EP-104 Introduction to the Kabbalah 0.5
EP-105 Introduction to Theosophy 0.5
EP-106 The History of Heaven 0.5
EP-107 Introduction to Gnosticism 0.5
BI-100 Interpreting the Old Testament through Metaphysics 2.0
BI-101 Interpreting the New Testament through Metaphysics 3.0
BI-102 Historical and Anthropological Approach to the Old Testament 5.0

15.0 credit hours          

Angel Studies

AN-100 Introduction to Angels 2.0
AN-101 Meeting Five Archangels 1.0
AN-102 Co-Creating with the Angels 1.0

3.0 credit hours          

Elective Studies

Any combination of CMS courses totaling 9.0 credit hours 9.0

8.0 credit hours          

Suggested Elective Studies

HA-102 The Science of Complementary Healing 4.0
HA-105 Spiritual Mind Treatments 3.0
ME-100 Metaphysics in Our Daily Lives 3.5
ME-101 The Metaphysical Approach to Self-Development 3.5
HA-102 The Science of Complementary Healing 4.0
HA-102 The Science of Complementary Healing 4.0
EP-100 Esoteric Teachings of a Christine Master 8.0

30.0 credit hours          

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION          120.0 credit hours          


Doctor Of Religious/Metaphysical Philosophy Standard For Graduation
An Open Course Of Study Not To Exceed Five Years

Note: Students enrolled in doctoral degree programs in the College of Metaphysical Studies should refer to the College of Metaphysical Studies Doctoral Student Guide for specific rules and regulations.

The Ph.D. degree is specifically designed to give students a broad interdisciplinary exposure to the historical, religious, legal, political, philosophical, and sociological dimensions of the religious/spiritual/metaphysical/holistic fields. A student who receives this degree must have demonstrated proficiency in a broad subject of learning and ability to initiate and evaluate work in this field. Furthermore, the student must have shown the ability to work independently in the chosen field and must have made an original contribution of significance to the advancement of knowledge. The technical requirements stated or implied below are minimum requirements for all candidates for the degree.

Admission

Only an applicant who is fully qualified for admission to postgraduate work at this institution and for starting on some particular field of study and research is admitted to a Ph.D. program. This normally means that the applicant will already have completed a Master's program in a field that is relevant to the proposed Ph.D. program of study.

Stages of Advancement

The three stages through which the student advances to the degree are: (1) in the first two years, the student refines an area of specialization within the chosen field of study in preparation for candidacy; (2) after attaining candidacy, the student concentrates on the area of specialization in preparation for a qualifying examination; (3) the student writes a dissertation and defends it in a CMS oral examination.

Candidacy

Candidates for Ph.D. degree will specialize in one of the following fields of religious/spiritual/metaphysical/holistic scholarship, such as:

  • General religious/metaphysical/spiritual/holistic philosophy
  • History of religious/metaphysical/spiritual/holistic practices
  • Theology (Historical and Systematic)
  • Ethics
  • Comparative Religion
  • Holistic/spiritual/complimentary healing practices
  • Teaching principles of religious/metaphysical/spiritual/holistic philosophy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Esoteric Arts

The right of graduation from the Ph.D. Education Program is granted when you provide evidence of being prepared to practice at the highest levels of the religious/spiritual/metaphysical/holistic areas of endeavor. This evidence is more than spending a certain length of time in training and completing designated course. Evidence of being prepared to practice emphasizes spiritual, mental, and emotional maturity; devotion to a life-style of service to others; metaphysical, spiritual and intellectual clarity about the purpose and meaning of the ministry; and the demonstrated skills to work effectively with people, organize one's own life, and understand administrative responsibilities appropriate to your chosen field of service. Specific requirements are:

  1. The satisfactory completion of a Masters degree, preferably a Masters in Theology or certified equivalent.

  2. The satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60.0 credit hours of work over a minimum period of two calendar years.

  3. The satisfactory completion of a professionally bound thesis of at least 50,000 words. No waiver for the thesis is allowed.

  4. Any additional requirements that the faculty may assess as a result of reviews or conferences.

  5. All work counted toward the hours required for graduation must be completed with the grade of E (excellent) or S (satisfactory).

  6. Evidence of such metaphysical, spiritual, mental, and emotional maturity as will support the judgment, by the faculty, of your readiness and fitness to practice the metaphysical/spiritual ministry.

  7. Recommendation of the faculty.

Supervision

During the student's studies, up to approval of the thesis prospectus, the Doctoral Committee will monitor his or her progress. Once the prospectus is approved, the dissertation shall be written under the supervision of one or more advisors approved by the Doctoral Committee or the Dean of Education.

Prospectus

As soon as possible after passing their general examinations, but no later than twelve months, candidates are expected to submit a dissertation prospectus. Ten copies of the 2000-word prospectus, stating clearly the argument of the thesis and showing why it gives promise of making a contribution to learning, must be presented to the Doctoral Committee for its approval. The context of the problem and the student's acquaintance with the literature in the field should be indicated. The Doctoral Committee then ordinarily appoints a prospectus subcommittee, including representatives from other fields where advisable, to discuss the candidate's project with her or him and to advise the Dean of Education regarding its acceptability as a thesis topic.

Dissertation

The degree shall be awarded on the basis of the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation and its defense before a faculty committee appointed by the Doctoral Committee or the Dean of Education. The dissertation shall be written under the supervision of an advisor approved by the Doctoral Committee and the Dean of Education. The dissertation should include original research and be based on firsthand investigation, with clearly developed theoretical foundations, of a problem related to the religious/spiritual/metaphysical/holistic areas of endeavor. Normally, a thesis should be submitted within two years of approval of the prospectus, but it must be submitted within seven years from the date of entrance into the program. The length of the thesis is limited to a maximum of 300 pages, exclusive of bibliography. Three or more unbound copies of the thesis, typed in its final form, must be submitted in spring binders (or equivalent binders), by September 15 for receipt of the degree in December. A dissertation abstract, with a maximum length of 350 words, must be submitted with each copy.

Thesis Defense

If the thesis is deemed acceptable by the student's advisor and the Dean of Education, the Doctoral Committee will appoint a committee for the oral defense. If the examining committee accepts the thesis and its defense, and the examination is sustained by the Dean of Education, then the original and the first copy of the thesis in bound form, together with their abstracts, and an unbound, boxed copy, should be submitted to the Registrar prior to the awarding of the degree.

Leaves of Absence

At the discretion of the Doctoral Committee, the calendar of requirements as noted above may be interrupted by a maximum of one year's leave of absence. The candidate must pay a $100 program fee during the year on leave.

Extensions

A student who has not met degree requirements or an established deadline may, with the endorsement of the Dean of Education. Studies, be granted an extension, normally for one year.


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