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A PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, is one of the highest degrees available. The focus of independent research is intended to contribute new knowledge aimed at solving real-world problems. Most programs take four years to complete. A thesis, dissertation or project is a requirement for completion.

What is a PhD in Spirituality? It explores some of the big questions and the sacred central to many of those questions. Coursework look at not only spiritual practices but the role they play in people’s lives. There are many different types of specialties one can pursue within the field of spirituality. Students may choose an emphasis in pastoral counseling, Christianity, psychology or women’s studies. Individuals may study the role spirituality has on people’s health among other topics.

Graduates with a PhD in Spirituality usually have advanced skills in management and organization as well as written and oral communication. These attributes can benefit a person when pursuing a career or in different aspects of their personal life.

The costs of earning a PhD in Spirituality can vary according to institution and program. Funding may be available to students. Prospective students should find a program that suits their needs and contact the office of admissions for a breakdown of tuition rates and fees.

There are many job options for graduates with a PhD in Spirituality. Students may pursue a career as a spiritual psychologist, spirituality counselor, theologian, or spiritual healer. They can be prepared for advanced research, writing or teaching in a university setting. Graduates may also be qualified for positions like an executive director at a religious school, a social worker, a Bible translator, a fund-raising specialist or a writer or reporter.

There can be opportunities for studying for a PhD in Spirituality online, though many programs may have an on-campus aspect. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Spirituality

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Dominica Portsmouth
September 2019
Part-time
Online & Campus Combined
International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS

Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction ... [+]

Philosophy

The primary mission of the educational programmes in Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction coursework is:

To develop competent, critical reviewers and well-informed researchers, professors, and clinicians; To enhance and promote a comprehensive basis for teaching, researching and practicing Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction; To promote systems that respect the diversity of client populations as well as approaches to research, teaching and clinical practice; To advance the body of academic literature within the field through the promotion of research outcomes and analysis, research and clinical ethics, teaching and clinical effectiveness, special populations, evidence-based practice, and mental health concerns; To inculcate excellence and critical thinking within the field. Outcomes ... [-]
Dominica Portsmouth
September 2019
Part-time
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. ... [+]

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion PhD

The ecological challenges of the 21st century represent a crisis of values and consciousness. The pace of global change calls for an understanding of the process by which humanity came to this crossroads in planetary history. Graduate study in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Our program is centered in nurturing a community engaged in revitalizing the human relationship to the earth and exploring intersections of eco-spirituality, eco-justice, indigenous traditions, and eco-feminism. The world's religious and spiritual traditions offer deep insight into the human condition, along with profound teachings about how humans should relate to one another and to the environment. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in the service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future. Core faculty are founders in the field of religion and ecology, shaping global dialogue linking spirituality and cosmology with ecology and sustainability.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program is a learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and tra ... [+]

East-West Psychology PhD

The East-West Psychology Department (EWP) offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality. EWP is an academic hub in which Western psychology and wisdom traditions from around the world come into conversation to create new knowledge.

EWP students acquire forward-looking professional skills that are rooted in ancient spiritual traditions. Courses are cross-disciplinary and include academic inquiry of systems, spiritual traditions, and psychological teachings

EWP offers the following paths of study:

Ph.D. in East-West Psychology

Master of Arts in East-West Psychology

Accelerated Tracks: BA to MA or MA to PhD... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
California Institute of Integral Studies

Women’s Spirituality is a transdisciplinary program that prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. ... [+]

PhD in Philosophy and Religion with Concentration in Women's Spirituality

Founded in 1992 by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, the Women's Spirituality program offers an interdisciplinary, multicultural, decolonial feminist approach to the study of spirituality and religion. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, religion, and related fields. We are the first Ph.D. granting graduate program in the United States to integrate a study of the sacred feminine with an examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues.

Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. We join with those who seek to end the exploitation of marginalized social groups and address the suffering of the Earth and its many species. ... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University

The DMin degree is one of the professional doctorates. Like an MD (Doctor of Medicine), a JD (Doctor of Jurisprudence), EdD (Doctor of Education), or DBA (Doctor of Busin ... [+]

DMin in Engaged Wisdom

Our DMin program is open to a spectrum of disciplines and interests. It aims to address a range of problems in virtually every area of human and ecological concern. Our doctoral program is dedicated to helping you shape and co-create a new global civilization so the human species can learn to act as responsible and respectful stewards of our larger planetary ecosystem.

At every level in the doctoral process you are supported by mentors and coaches. You will be required to take certain core courses and will have the freedom to design the rest of your program in consultation with your mentors and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Students can select courses from either inside Ubiquity or outside Ubiquity. This means that if there is a course you need to take that is offered through another institution, you are free to do so. Ubiquity’s in-person courses are also available for doctoral credit.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University

Our Ph.D. Degree is the most rigorous degree we offer, requiring completion of 24 semester credits plus 36 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation and a formal def ... [+]

Global PhD

Our global PhD program is open to a spectrum of disciplines and interests. It aims to address a range of problems in virtually every area of human and ecological concern. Our doctoral program is dedicated to helping you shape and co-create a new global civilization so the human species can learn to act as responsible and respectful stewards of our larger planetary ecosystem.

At every level in the doctoral process you are supported by mentors and coaches. You will be required to take certain core courses and will have the freedom to design the rest of your program in consultation with your mentors and the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Students can select courses from either inside Ubiquity or outside Ubiquity. This means that if there is a course you need to take that is offered through another institution, you are free to do so. Ubiquity’s in-person courses are also available for doctoral credit.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online