- Students must have a Bachelors degree or its equivalency. An equivalency consists of documented training beyond a high school degree that is equivalent in hours and requirements to a Bachelors Degree.
- A completed Ubiquity University Admissions Application must be filed with the Office of Admissions.
- Students are encouraged to belong to an academic research library in the area in which they live.
Wisdom School of Graduate Studies allows students to choose either a Thesis Masters or a Non-Thesis Masters.
A Thesis Masters in Wisdom Studies includes 28 credits and a Thesis providing 4 credits for a total of the 32 credits required for the Master's degree.
Half of the course credits must be in-person learning experiences (Intensives or Pilgrimages) and the other 50% may be taken as Virtual Retreats. Exceptions may be made for certain international students.
The Thesis Masters must be completed within a period of three years. Continuations for study beyond three years are possible in certain circumstances. Applications for Continuation must be submitted to the Registrar.
- Wisdom and Civilization.
- Any course offered in Earth Wisdom and the Primordial Mind.
- Any course offered in the mystics or specific wisdom traditions.
The remaining elective seminars may be selected from the Schedule of Classes and may include any courses listed that may be of interest or consistent with the student‘s particular concentration. Upon completion of the enrollment process, all Thesis Masters students are directed to work with the Dean of Students for general academic advice, advice concerning the selection of a thesis topic, and assistance in selecting the appropriate Major Advisor. Non-Thesis Masters students will work with the Dean of Students for general academic advice during the course of their study.
Upon completion of the enrollment process, all Thesis Masters students are directed to work with the Dean of Students for general academic advice, advice concerning the selection of a thesis topic, and assistance in selecting the appropriate Major Advisor. Non-Thesis Masters students will work with the Dean of Students for general academic advice during the course of their study.
Areas of Masters Concentration
There is a range of areas of concentration in which students can earn a Masters degree as long as it is in the general domain of "Wisdom Studies." The choice is intensely personal. Successful theses can range from pure research to creative artistic projects, social activism or the development of an artistic project such as a piece of music or art. This is a decision you must make because the thesis is your work and needs to reflect who you are and what you deem important for your academic and spiritual growth.
As you think about areas of focus, know that a number of Ubiquity University faculty with significant expertise in a wide range of focus areas could serve as Major Advisors.
It may be that your area of research lies outside the domain of any Ubiquity University faculty. In that case, we will work with you to find the right person to mentor you. The key thing is to be in contact with Judith Yost as soon as you enroll so that you can obtain guidance as to what topic you might want to explore for your dissertation and whom you might want as a Major Advisor.
Topic and Criteria for Writing a Thesis
A student may choose to write a Masters Thesis (research paper, minimum 50 pages, maximum 100) or project (an experiential, work-oriented project, or creative artwork) with written documentation. This thesis will be developed with the advice and under the supervision of the Major Advisor.
Graduation Requirements for a Masters Degree
- Students must have their thesis approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs by January 5 of the graduating year.
- Student's fees and all financial obligations to Ubiquity University must be fully paid, and completion of all requirements for the degree must be met by the third week of February of the graduating year.
- A completed bound thesis, required for the Ubiquity University library, must be submitted to Wisdom University by May 1 of the graduating year.
Students who complete requirements for Graduation after the Commencement date can request transcripts as evidence they hold the title of Masters. The Degree and Stole can be mailed to the student if they do not plan to attend the graduation ceremony.
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Last updated January 9, 2018