Doctoral Degrees Awarded by the
University of Sedona
We are delighted to share all the wonderful metaphysical doctoral degree specialties we offer as well as the various study tools and resources to help our students write their research papers.
If you are searching for a degree program to help turn your passion or spiritual interest into a career, expand your consciousness, enhance your metaphysical knowledge and give you a recognized education with practical tools and resources to help yourself and others, our program will help you take a step in the right direction
What Can I Do With My Metaphysical Degree?: Graduates in Action (Worldwide) for examples of the various and diverse services our participating graduates are providing with the credentials they have earned through our university system.
The University is always striving to be proactive in meeting the future needs of our students and graduates and is happy to announce have added two new Doctoral degree specialties to the University of Sedona:
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., specializing in Conscious Business Ethics
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., specializing in Conscious Centered Living
There are numerous career opportunities in the all-encompassing field of metaphysics, including teaching, counseling, life-coaching, healing, ministry, astrology, professional speaking, to name a few. This program is designed for students wishing to write books, teach, or minister in any metaphysical capacity in which they are called.
Metaphysical counseling offers insights to explain those aspects of a person which exist beyond the senses’ ability to perceive, such as influences of culture, family, friends, the media, and religion. With a spiritual understanding of the world in which you live, you can begin to make adjustments in your life, for greater fulfillment. Metaphysical counselors also facilitate spiritual awakening and connection to “God, Source, All that Is, the Divine, Higher Power,” or whatever you choose to call the spiritual connection.
Doctoral Specialty through the University of Sedona
Theocentric Psychology, as developed by Dr. Masters, founder of the IMM University System, focuses on awakening to the innate potentials for benefiting a person’s life by focusing in on Universal Presence or God at the center or nucleus of consciousness within oneself. It is not a practice of, nor seeks to replace, behavioral, clinical psychology or psychiatry dealing with mental illness or acute dysfunction. Instead, Theocentric Psychology seeks to greatly enhance or add to the lives of those who are relatively well adjusted but intuitively know that they have a greater potential within themselves to bring forth and live more fulfilling lives. This could be in occupational or career pursuits, creativity and the arts, athletics, love within one’s life, as well as the God Presence Benefits of inner peace and happiness that is lasting. A Theocentric Psychology doctoral degree best serves those whose focus is on the value of attaining enlightenment and/or the application of the KNOWINGNESS that enlightenment brings to all major areas of one’s life.
The Doctor of Divinity degree is usually chosen by someone who already has already established a ministry or church or is planning to do so. A degree in divinity can be directed toward a particular religion or be metaphysical in nature. Those interested in direct research or writing about a particular aspect of ministry, such as New Testament and early Christian studies, ethics, religion, gender and culture from a metaphysical perspective would do well with this degree.
The study of the Bible is the soul of theology. If this degree is chosen, the student will be looking at word definition, usage, context, historical background, logic, precedent, and inference relating to biblical interpretations. This degree is chosen by those wishing to specialize in researching, teaching, and writing about biblical symbolism to uncover spiritual truths for spiritual reawakening and life improvement from a metaphysical or mystical perspective.
The channeling of healing energy from its spiritual source to someone who needs it is called spiritual healing. The healing energy comes through the healer from a higher source and not directly from the healer.
The Doctor of Theology degree is usually chosen by someone who already has an established ministry or church or plans to do so. The minister or future minister will be doing a theological study within a particular religious tradition such as the Hebrew Bible, New or Old Testament, from a metaphysical perspective.
Metaphysical hypnosis is a natural, yet spiritual, form of suggestive therapy. The serious potential and application of hypnosis is only now being fully considered, as we begin to know more about the brain and the functions of the mind. If this specialty is chosen, teaching self-hypnotic techniques as a means of reprogramming positive spiritual truth and a method of release into higher meditation consciousness will be the goal. A CD of hypnotic induction for self-hypnotic conditioning must be submitted with the Doctoral Dissertation.
Important Note: The awarding of this degree does not give one the legal right to practice hypnotherapy. This degree offers ministerial ordination that specializes in doing pastoral educational counseling or teaching in the spiritual uses of self-hypnotic practices.
Metaphysical psychology means the particular way that an individual interprets reality by integrating intuitive, God-directed awareness into their physical life. This degree is chosen by someone wishing to specialize in educational counseling, life-coaching, teaching, writing, and ministry by applying higher metaphysical spiritual truth to improve life, love, success, and happiness.
Important Note: The awarding of this degree does not give one the right to practice as a psychologist. This degree signifies a person with ministerial standing having studied the psychology of metaphysically oriented pastoral counseling. See Pastoral Counseling offered through the University of Metaphysics.
Good for anyone who wishes to have a more holistic-oriented ministry emphasizing the whole person and health-based on a blending of body, mind, and spirit.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed to equip students for creative scholarship, independent research and effective teaching and philosophical ministry. The program prepares students for teaching, for specialized church ministry, scholarly writing, lectures, courses, and seminars probing life’s realities to better understand how to improve human life.
Conscious Business Ethics
This degree is ideal for those who manage an organization, those who plan to or already are coaching others on best business practices and policies, those who operate their own healing or counseling center, and those who simply wish to improve the quality of their own work environment. Establishments with managers and employees who operate based on Higher Consciousness decision-making and actions, rather than ego-based behaviors, experience higher levels of success, a more satisfied workforce, growth and longevity. When companies practice mindful awareness, they do what is best for the whole by considering the impact on their staff, customers, the environment, and their community for each choice made. Leading by example, these mindful intentions when implemented, ensure a strong foundation of integrity, support, good-will and ethical behavior that flourishes and sets a business standard going forward. An individual with this degree would have the knowledge and skills to help integrate these components into a companies’ culture, mission and day-to- day operations.
This degree focuses on bringing Higher Consciousness, or God’s Inner Presence, in to every aspect and every moment of one’s life and helping others do the same through spiritual counseling or by example. Through spiritual practices and God-centered mindful awareness, one learns to identify the limiting behaviors, emotional reactions, and judgments of the ego and, instead, choose one’s own actions based on mindful living and the loving influence of the all-powerful, ever- present Universal Mind. Conscious-Centered Living goes beyond asking, “What would God do?” to eventually knowing the highest spiritual path for every situation, every decision, and every deed––and characteristically acting accordingly. This degree specialty takes Holistic Life Coaching and Counseling to a higher level of spiritual evolution.
Comparative religion is a field of religious studies that analyzes the similarities and differences of themes, myths, rituals, and concepts among the world’s religions. It is an ideal specialization for students wishing to specialize in researching, teaching, and writing about the comparison of various religious teachings to the basic teachings of the IMM – where metaphysics has evolved into a religious faith among many people.
Holistic Life Coaching
Holistic life coaching is based on a whole person concept of working with the body, mind, and spirit, or God. This is usually a one-on-one process. A holistic life coach will discuss what is happening in the environment and the experience of clients, underlying and limiting beliefs, and develop a spiritual practice that works for the client – within their own religion or faith. Generally speaking, a coach will work with someone on a subject or topic related goal, establishing the best route to the achievement of that goal. Another scenario is in helping the client clarify or establish clear goals with emphasis on God’s Inner Presence for achievement.
Holistic Life Counseling
Holistic life counseling is based on working with the whole person; body, mind, and spirit. Counseling approaches and techniques are used to help clients uncover what past experiences are currently impacting their lives. This includes the spiritual release of past negativity and the inner transforming power of universal God Presence.
Metaphysical counselors help clients to discover the root cause of their beliefs and to develop strategies to change those beliefs. Metaphysical counseling is a holistic approach using metaphysical tools for healing such as dream interpretation, spirituality assessment and awareness, meditation, prayer, affirmative thinking, and other similar methods.
Metaphysical parapsychology is a discipline that seeks to investigate the existence and causes of psychic abilities, near death experiences, life after death, and other similar studies using scientific methods. Metaphysical parapsychology uses psychic mystical research as a means to greater spiritual truth and discoveries.
Mystical research pursues communion with, identity with, or conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, mystical intuition, instinct, or insight. Research in this field usually centers on a practice or practices intended to nurture those experiences or awareness. Mystical research can encompass such topics as Kabala, Sufism, Vedanta, Hinduism, Christian mysticism, Gnosticism, and others. A guided, mystically oriented meditation CD must be submitted with the dissertation.
Pastoral Counseling Psychology
In choosing the pastoral counseling psychology degree, the student will be discussing the work of caring for, understanding, and exploring how human beings function as individuals, in families, in small groups, and in the greater community. The student will be exploring what psychological, behavioral, social science research have to say regarding pastoral concerns (local, institutional, societal, political, international, and so on).
Important Note: The awarding of this degree does not give one the right to practice as a psychologist. This degree signifies a person with ministerial standing having studied the psychology of pastoral counseling.
Transpersonal counselors use various depth psychologies and techniques to help clients such as analytical psychology based on Carl Jung’s work, archetypal psychology of James Hillman, spiritual psychology of Robert Sardello; psychosynthesis founded by Roberto Assigoli, and the theories of Abraham Maslow, Stanislav Grof, and others. Transpersonal counseling is an eclectic field that studies the transpersonal, self-transcendent or spiritual aspects of human experience. Transpersonal counseling is concerned with the study of humanity’s highest potential, attempting to describe and to integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory.
To enroll in the Doctoral program which includes the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree:
For enrolled students interested in getting an additional doctorate, the fee for these degrees is $490 on a payment plan or $430 if paid in full upfront. The requirement is a submission of a dissertation with a minimum count of at least ten thousand words.
Students may request to change their doctoral degree specialty after enrollment. This request must be in writing and is easily completed by filling out the form. Please click the button below.
Continue learning and growing in the metaphysical field through the University of Sedona’s Continuing Education opportunities.
Get to know Dr. Masters on a more personal level as you enjoy 50 of his audio lectures that blend practical and spiritual inspiration with a touch of humor. For additional information, a sample lecture, degree requirements, tuition and enrollment, visit: https://universityofsedona.com/relationship-dynamics. (Offered through the University of Sedona).
A Theocentric Psychology doctoral degree best serves those whose focus is on the value of attaining enlightenment and/or the application of the KNOWINGNESS that enlightenment brings to all major areas of one’s life.
Course material includes 15 lecture videos, 30 instructional daily “Improve Your Life” audios, and 121 lesson modules. For additional information, a sample lecture, degree requirements, tuition and enrollment, visit: https://theocentricpsychology.com. (Offered through the University of Sedona).
You may complete and earn your Doctor of Theocentric Psychology and Ph.D. in Relationship Dynamics only after you’ve earned your regular master’s degree.
Students have easy access to incredible resources that make obtaining their ideal metaphysical doctoral degree easier and more enjoyable than ever.
For starters, the Selecting Your Right-Fit Metaphysical Degree webinar takes you through a step-by-step process for choosing the degree that best meets your needs and goals. Plus, you will learn about the careers our graduates launched using their doctoral degrees from our Universities. We highly recommend you watch the webinar before making your degree choice. Another tool you may find useful is the Degree Specialty Assessment Questionnaire. Please watch the webinar before submitting the questionnaire.
We are always striving to make our metaphysical studies program a more informative and enjoyable experience whenever possible, so tools are frequently added to our Online Student Center to help students write their research paper. They include:
- Thesis/dissertation and presentations webinars that cover the entire process of writing a research paper including:
- Presentation: Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation Can Change Your Life
- Presentation: Thesis and Dissertation Topics: Help for Choosing
- Thesis/Dissertation Webinars I and II
- Presentation: The Easy Way to Ace Your Thesis or Dissertation with Outlining
- Plagiarism: Avoiding it is Easy!
- Preformatted thesis and dissertation templates.
- Thesis and dissertation templates that format your paper for you.
- IMM’s private and closed Facebook group, offering support from students, graduates, and staff.
- Thesis and dissertation handbooks with complete guidelines for writing your paper.
- Sample theses and dissertations.
- Extensive recommended reading list.
- IMM Virtual Writing Assistant, offering tips on: writing a statement of purpose, easy ways to paraphrase and write in-text citations, avoiding accidental plagiarism, proofreading methods, jumpstarting creativity, how to access free books, and much more.
Faculty and administrative staff members are available by email, telephone, and website chat.
You will also have access to your own Thesis/Dissertation Advisor to help you navigate writing and researching your metaphysical research paper.