Combined MA-PhD and MA-DMin Degrees

Upon completion of Ubiquity’s PhD program you will be awarded the title of “Doctor of Philosophy,” and upon completion of the Doctor of Ministry program, you will be awarded the title “Doctor of Ministry.”

A doctoral Program 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. The DMin degree is one of the professional doctorates. 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.

Our Combined MA-PhD and Combined MA-DMin programs are 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. These programs are 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 masters-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 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 masters-doctoral credit.

To apply to either the combined MA-PhD or the MA-DMin program, please write to Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo ( who will contact you and discuss your aspirations and potential pathway. All students must supply transcripts of previous education and write an essay indicating the area of research they want to explore.


Doctoral students must complete four core courses offered by Ubiquity University as well as write a doctoral dissertation. The remaining courses can be taken from Ubiquity or elsewhere as specific courses related to the chosen field of study.

4 core courses:

  • Dissertation Writing and Research Methods with Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (4 credits in-person)
  • Great Books with Dr. Jim Garrison and Dr. Gyorgyi Szabo (3 credits online)
  • Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization with Dr. Jim Garrison and others (4 credits in-person)
  • Ubiquity Chartres Academy, meeting annually in Chartres, France (4 credits in-person)

Please note that the Wisdom at the Cutting Edge of Civilization and the Ubiquity Chartres Academy courses could be substituted by another Ubiquity University offered course pending agreement with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Total: 15 credits

Credit requirements for MA-PhD:

44 credits must be completed from courses plus 36 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation, totaling 80 credits.

Credit Requirements for MA-DMin:
56 credits must be completed from courses plus 24 credits attained for the doctoral dissertation, totaling 80 credits.
Tuition and Fees

Total Tuition and Fees for the whole Program = $22,000 for 80 credit fees ($300 per credit)*, Dissertation fee, Major Advisor fee, and External Examiner fee.

*This total for courses may fluctuate if courses are taken from outside Ubiquity as Independent Study. There is a credit transfer fee of $100 per credit for any courses taken outside Ubiquity.

In-person courses will include logistics costs (for board and lodging for example) which are not included in the costs above.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
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