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Combined Masters/Doctoral Degrees

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Many of our students enter Wisdom University with the desire to obtain a Combined Masters/Doctoral Degree. This Combined Program allows students to take two less Intensives than if they enrolled in the Masters and Doctoral programs separately. In addition, students are not required to write a separate Masters Thesis. Wisdom University offers a Combined Masters/Ph.D. Program and a Combined Masters/DMin Program.

Combined Masters/Ph.D. Program

ndividuals enrolled in the Combined Masters/Ph.D. Program must complete 17 Intensives, a Ph.D. Dissertation and an oral examination. This Combined Program should be completed within a period of nine years from initiation of study. A Petition for Continuation must be submitted to the Dean of Doctoral Studies if additional time is required.

Please see the Ph.D. section of this website for additional information about Admissions, Degree and Graduation Requirements, Areas of Concentration, Selecting a Topic and Criteria for Writing of Ph.D. Dissertation, Selecting a Major Advisor, and the Oral Examination.

Dr. Judith Yost serves as Dean of Students. In this capacity, she will offer general advice and assistance to all Ph.D. and Combined Masters/Ph.D. students in selecting the appropriate Major Advisor. She will work with Dr. Carolyn Atkinson, Dean of Doctoral Studies, to ensure a smooth transition from the Masters to the PhD program. Upon completion of the first seven Intensives, students in this program can receive a separate Masters Degree diploma.

Combined Masters/DMin Program

Individuals enrolled in the Combined Masters/DMin Program must complete 15 Intensives plus their DMin Dissertation. This Combined Program should be completed within a period of seven years from initiation of study. A Petition for Continuation must be submitted to the Dean of Doctoral Studies if additional time is required

Please see the Doctor of Ministry section of this website for additional information about Admissions, Degree and Graduation Requirements, Areas of Concentration, Selecting a Topic and Criteria for Writing a DMin Dissertation, Selecting a Major Advisor, and Passage of DMin Dissertation.

Dr. Judith Yost serves as Dean of Students. In this capacity, she will generally advise enrolled DMin and Combined Masters/DMin students about the selection of a major advisor, and she can serve as Major Advisor as well. She will work with Dr. Carolyn Atkinson, Dean of Doctoral Studies, to ensure a smooth transition from the Masters to the DMin program. Upon completion of the first seven Intensives, students in this program can receive a separate Masters Degree diploma.

Required Intensives for Both Combined Programs

The following four seminars are required for both Combined programs:

1. Wisdom and Civilization, taught annually

2. Doctoral Writing and Research Methods, taught annually

3. Any course designated as pertaining to Earth Wisdom and the Primordial Mind

4. Any course designated as pertaining to one of the Mystics or Specific Wisdom Traditions

The remaining elective seminars may be selected from any of the university’s course offerings. Students should select Intensives that in some way contribute to their dissertation topic or specific area of interest

Tuition and Fees for the Combined Programs

Tuition and fees for both the Combined Masters/Ph.D.and the Combined Masters/DMin Programs.
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