7 PhD Programs in Spirituality

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 th… Read more

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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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

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

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Ubiquity University
USA Online, USA

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 defense ... +

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 defense of the dissertation in an Oral Examination at the conclusion of the dissertation process. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Portsmouth, Dominica

The Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy programmes in Parapsychology seek to provide evidenced-based instruction and opportunities for significant research to mature indiv ... +

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. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
English
Feb 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

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.

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
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

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 transfor ... +

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 transform each other. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Portsmouth, Dominica

Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction

Christian Counselling and Spiritual Direction -
PhD
Part-time
English
Feb 2020
Campus
 
Ubiquity University
USA Online, USA

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 Business), ... +

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 Business), a DMin is specific to the pastoral and therapeutic communities. It arose originally for ministers seeking a doctoral degree but who were less interested in the pure research required for a PhD than in applied research in areas of healing, therapy, spiritual growth and counseling where the dissertation was in an area they were seeking to apply in their professional work. Upon completion of Ubiquity’s Doctor of Ministry program, you will be awarded the title “Doctor of Ministry.” This is one of the highest honors society bestows and indicates respect and acknowledgement for an expertise that the larger community can count on for integrity and professional competence. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Online