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Admission Procedures
Requirements for Admission

There are three types of student programs, they are:

  1. Personal Growth Student:
    Those wishing to study the various metaphysical courses without enrolling in a degree or New Awareness Ministries International certification program. All credits received in this program may be transferred to any other College of Metaphysical Studies degree or certification program at any time.

  2. Degree Student:
    Those wishing to attain an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree. Many CMS degree programs lead to NAMI practitioner certification.(Section 246.084(1)(f)1, Florida Statutes)

  3. NAMI Certification Student:
    Those wishing to be certified by the New Awareness Ministries as an ordained Metaphysical Minister, Spiritual Healer, Teacher, Pastoral Counselor, Psychic, Spirit Medium or Past Life/Age Regression Facilitator. Most practitioners are offered certification upon completion of a degree program tailored to the individual needs. Certification by the NAMI, does not indicate certification or licensing by any Florida state agencies.

Those considering admission to the CMS as a personal growth or degree student must give evidence of maturity and stability in their personal and professional life. Those wishing to achieve practitioner status must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.


Application for Admission

If you meet the requirements for application (see above) and you wish to enroll in any CMS practitioner program you may contact The College of Metaphysical Studies to receive an attitude assessment package designed to discover those who have the special talents required for the ministry, healing, teaching and/or related fields and who, therefore, will gain admission to the CMS practitioner programs.

If you wish to enroll in the personal growth or degree programs the attitude assessment package will not be necessary. Special non-degree application forms for the personal growth program as well as the degree and NAMI certification programs are enclosed herein.

All applicants must complete an application form which includes personal data, resume of training and experience and philosophical questions. A fee of thirty dollars ($30.00 US funds or credit cards) must accompany the application for all CMS degree or NAMI certification programs to cover the costs of administrative processing. If for any reason the applicant is not accepted to the CMS the administrative fee will be refunded. The $30 fee is not applicable to students wishing only to enroll in personal growth courses. Personal growth students may at any time transfer their CMS credits to any degree or NAMI certification program by forwarding the $30 administrative processing fee and updating their application form.

Following a careful evaluation of the application forms, all applicants will be notified as to their admission status.

At the discretion of the CMS, other requirements may be added.


CMS Degree Programs

The following degrees are issued by the College of Metaphysical Studies at the present time: Associate of Religious/Metaphysical Arts, Associate of Religious/Metaphysical Healing Arts, Bachelor of Religious/Metaphysical Arts, Bachelor of Religious/Metaphysical Education, Bachelor of Religious/Metaphysical History, Bachelor of Parapsychology and Esoteric Studies, Bachelor of Religious/Metaphysical Sciences, Bachelor of Spiritual Studies, Master of Religious/Metaphysical Arts, Master of Religious/Metaphysical Sciences, Master of Metaphysical Philosophy, Master of Theology, Master of Parapsychology and Esoteric Studies, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Religious/Metaphysical Philosophy. CMS degree programs are designed solely for religious, spiritual, metaphysical and holistic vocations. (Section 246. 084 (1) (b),(c),(i), Florida Statutes)


Degree Requirements

To obtain an Associates degree, a student must be a high school graduate or equivalent. A student must have a Bachelor's degree before being permitted to study for a Master's degree, and must have a Master's degree before being permitted to study for a Doctor's degree. Credits from other institutions will be considered only for those courses which are comparable to metaphysical courses required by CMS. Credits will be applied at the discretion of CMS.

To obtain an Associate degree, a student must successfully complete at least 60 semester credit hours of study.

Associate Degree Core Requirements: The Associates Degree Programs form the basic foundation for all undergraduate (bachelor) and post graduate level degrees and NAMI certification programs. All applicants must complete the core requirements in order to be considered for graduation or NAMI certification. At present, there are two Associate Degree programs: Associate of Religious/Metaphysical Arts, Associate of Religious/Metaphysical Healing Arts.

To obtain a Bachelor's degree, a student must successfully complete at least 120 semester credit hours of study. A student successfully completing the requirements to receive a CMS Associate degree may apply those credit hours to a bachelor degree.

To obtain a Master's degree, a student must complete 30 semester credit hours beyond the Bachelor's degree and a professionally bound Masters thesis 50 pages 8½ x 11 typewritten double spaced (approximately 25,000 words). You can bypass the thesis by doing an additional 6 semester credit hours of course work.

To obtain a Doctor's degree, a student must complete 60 semester credit hours beyond the Master's degree and complete a professionally bound Doctoral dissertation 120 pages 8½ x 11 typewritten double spaced (approximately 50,000 words). Other courses cannot be substituted for the Doctoral dissertation.

For the Master's and Doctor's degrees, all courses must be designated by the Dean of Education and are considered graduate level courses.


Honorary Degrees

Occasionally the College of Metaphysical Studies awards an "Honorary Degree of Divinity" for meritorious recognition rather than academic coursework. This occurs only when the individual has met the rigid requirements set up by our Academic/Pastoral Board.

No honorary degree may have substantially the same name as any earned degree given by an institution in Florida. For example, “Doctor of Philosophy” cannot be given as an honorary degree, but “Doctor of Divinity” can be. Each honorary degree shall prominently bear on its face the words, “honorary degree.” (Rule 6E-1.0041, Florida Administrative Code)


Staff and Faculty

The following are deans of the various schools within the College of Metaphysical Studies. All faculty members are certified metaphysical ministers, counselors, alternative healing and psychic practitioners, as well as teachers.

President and Dean of Education
Rev. Dr. Barbara Daniele, M.Ph.D., D.D., P.C.

President Emeritus
Rev. Dr. Paul F. Daniele, Ph.D., Th.D., D.D., P.C.

Office of Administrative Services
Rev. Dr. Marguerite Hansen, M.Ph.D., D.D., P.C.
Rev. Dr. Kay Robinson, M.Ed.D., Ed.M., P.C.

Director of Special Education Projects
Rev. Dr. Marguerite Hansen, M.Ph.D., D.D., P.C.

Director of Curriculum Development
Rev. Dr. Kay Robinson, M.Ed.D., Ed.M., P.C.

Director of Operations
Christopher Lockwood, B.A.

School of Ministerial Studies
Rev. Dr. Barbara Daniele, M.Ph.D., D.D., P.C.

School of Theology and Comparative Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul F. Daniele, Ph.D., Th.D., D.D., P.C.

School of Holistic Healing Arts and Sciences
Rev. Dr. Marguerite Hansen, M.Ph.D., D.D., P.C.

School of Parapsychology & Esoteric Studies
Rev. Dr. Paul F. Daniele, Ph.D., Th.D., D.D. P.C.
Rev. Dr. Bruce Stewart, M.Ph.D., P.C.

School of Religious/Spiritual/Metaphysical Philosophy
Rev. Dr. Barbara Daniele, M.Ed.D., D.D., P.C.

School of Mediumship
Rev. Dr. Kay Robinson, M.Ed.D., Ed.M., P.C.

School of Mysticism and Esoteric Philosophy
Rev. Dr. Bruce Stewart, M.Ph.D., P.C.

School of Native American Spiritual Studies
Serge (Running Wolf) Martel

School of Pastoral and Spiritual Counseling
Rev. Dr. JoAnne Duggan, M.Ph.D., D.D., C.A.C., N.C.A.C., C.C.G.C.

Additional Faculty

Rev. Joan Castle-Elmore, B.M.S., P.C.
Rev. Linda Finkelstein, R.N., M.M.S.
Rev. Dr. Patricia Fogelsonger, M.Ph.E., P.C.
Rev. Deanna Morisi, A.M.H.A.
Mr. David Britner, M.M.S.
Ms. Carol Dooley
Ms. Carla Beetar

Rev. Cindy Packard, A.M.A.
Rev. Marie Rowe, A.M.H.A.
Rev. Randall Tucker, M.A.
Rev. Bronwyn Beynon, A.M.S.
Dr. Francine M. Vaux, Ph.D.
Rev. Valerie Ward
Rev. Bronwyn Beynon
Rev. Donna Cant

I, too, can tap the secrets of the universe.
I commune with an Infinite Source.
I now open my mind to receive answers.
Listening in the Silence,
I am open, and receptive.
Inspiration wells up within me.
I receive exactly the ideas that I need,
And with them, the power
To carry them forth into manifestation.

Operating Locations

Clearwater, FL (Main Campus)
Dean of Education — Rev. Dr. Barbara Daniele, M.Ph.D., D.D., P.C.

Ft. Myers, FL
Teacher — Nancy Hoft

St. Augustine, FL
Asst. Dean of Education — Rev. Sheree Lynne Silver, M.M.A.

Venice, FL
Asst. Dean of Education — Rev. Patricia Charnley
Teacher — Rev. Jean Seymor

Sarasota, FL
Asst. Dean of Education — Rev. Marie Rowe, A.M.H.A.

Beacon, New York
Dean of Education — Dr. Annette Pflizer

Portland Oregon
Dean of Education — Dr. Kermie Wohlenhaus

Elma, Washington
Dean of Education — Keith Zang


Important notice from The College of Metaphysical Studies

Your development should be an enjoyable experience. The information contained in these courses is meant to simply state the established facts and allow you to progress further with a solid foundation and a better understanding. We urge you to approach this material with a light heart and an open mind. We suggest that you question as you progress and accept only that with which you feel comfortable. Never lose sight of the fact that the abilities you have are meant to be used for the love of God and for the good of humanity.


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