Doctorate in Parapsychology

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS

Program Description

Doctorate in Parapsychology

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS

The Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programmes in Parapsychology seek to provide evidenced-based instruction and opportunities for significant research to mature individuals with a clear interest in understanding complex, often misrepresented and misunderstood phenomena of human life. These phenomena visions, intuitions, beliefs in so-called psychic phenomena, in survival beyond bodily death, in reincarnation and so on have been foundational to many spiritual and secular philosophies of life, not to mention essential to the debate between materialism and spirituality, and to what it means to be human.

These Programmes will be taught with required online courses, followed by a dissertation or thesis. In addition a Postgraduate Certificate and as well as a Post-Doctoral Diploma are offered without the dissertation or thesis requirements.

IUGS has appointed two of the leading professors in the field of Parapsychology to administer the programme: Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD and Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD.

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Parapsychology

  • 15 Credits - $450.00 per credit
  • Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses (payable prior to course registration) $6,750.00
  • Total Cost: $6,750.00

Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree approved by the Department Head
  • The certificate requires five (5) 3 credit courses selected from the Parapsychology curriculum.
  • Upon completion, a certificate in Parapsychology will be awarded to the candidate. These fifteen (15) credits may be applied towards the PGDip, MA and PhD Degrees.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Parapsychology

  • 30 Credits - $450 per credit
  • Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses (payable prior to course registration) $13,500.00
  • Total Cost: $13,500.00

Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree approved by the Department Head
  • The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) requires a total of ten (10) 3 credit courses with eight (8) of these 3 credit courses selected from the Parapsychology curriculum
  • Research & Design I, Six (6) credits
  • Upon completion of the thirty (30) credits, a certificate in Parapsychology will be awarded to the candidate. These thirty (30) credits may be applied towards the MA and PhD Degrees.

Master of Arts (MA) in Parapsychology*

  • Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses - (payable prior to course registration) $ 5,450.00
  • IUGS Master's Programme - (tuition payment options available) $13,000.00
  • Total Tuition** $18,450.00

Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree approved by the Department Head
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • Forty five (45) credits*** which includes the following:
  • Twenty-four (24) postbaccalaurate credits which includes twelve (12) credits in Parapsychology
  • Research and Design I, (6 credits)
  • The Masters Thesis (9 credits)
  • One (1) of the following six (6) credit options:
  • Research and Design II, (6 credits)
  • A special project approved by the Department Head, (6 credits)
  • Postbaccalaurate transferred credits, approved by the Department Head, in Psychology or other approved discipline. (6 credits)
  • A twenty (20) page, three (3) credit paper, approved by the Department Head, and attendance at the eight-day three (3) credit Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency in Dominica. (6 credits)
  • The three (3) credit eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency in Dominica is suggested but not required for Masters Candidates.

*A degree may be issued in Parapsychology, Psychology, Social Work, Behavioural Health or some other related field of study if approved by the Department Head.

**Total tuition includes: required online Parapsychology course fee (to be paid prior to course registration), advisement, library fees, Research and Design I, and the printing and binding of the Thesis.

***These forty-five (45) credits may be applied towards the PhD.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Parapsychology*

  • Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: Online Parapsychology Courses - (payable prior to course registration) $ 10,800.00
  • IUGS Doctoral Programme - (tuition payment options available) $ 20,000.00
  • Total Tuition** $ 30,800.00

Mentor Fee** PhD candidates are required to hire a mentor. The typical mentor fee is $1,500 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor

Requirements

  • An approved Master's Degree by the Department Head
  • Documented pertinent professional experience
  • Ninety-three (93) credits* which includes the following:
  • Forty-two (42) postbaccalaurate credits*** approved by the Department Head in transfer prior to or after acceptance.
  • Twenty-four (24) credits in Parapsychology on-line with IUGS prior to or after acceptance.
  • Research and Design I & II (12 credits)***
  • The eight-day Graduate Seminar at the ten-day Residency (3 credits).
  • The Doctoral Dissertation and Oral Defense (12 Credits).

*A degree may be issued in Parapsychology, Social Work, Behavioural Health or some other related field of study if approved by the Department Head.

**Total tuition includes: required online Parapsychology course fee (to be paid prior to course registration), advisement, library fees, Research and Design I & II, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, the external and internal reviews of the dissertation, the oral dissertation defense and the printing and binding of the dissertation.

**Total Tuition excludes: the suggested mentor fee of $1,500.00, travel, food and lodging for the Residency in Dominica, estimated at $2,000.00 and if needed the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer.

***All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from the IUGS Masters Degree or other graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level continuing education, certification and licensing coursework approved by the Department Head.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
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