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The University of Metaphysical Sciences is a non-profit distance learning facility, offering downloadable courses from the internet or delivered via postal mail. Study at your own pace while you work, stay at home, or travel.
Yes! You can study anywhere in the world !
At home, abroad, or while travelling !
University of Metaphysical Sciences has made its program affordable for people of all walks of life, keeping tuition prices low, and creating payment plans for every budget.
University of Metaphysical Sciences is here to help the student answer his or her calling in assisting the human population in its spiritual evolution and awakening, giving the student knowledge, experiential practice, and legitimate credentials.
University of Metaphysical Sciences purposely designed courses for the distance learner so that relocation is not necessary and attendance in person is not required. The student can study on his or her own schedule rather than a schedule set by a university.
University of Metaphysical Sciences is dedicated to assisting spiritual teachers as they pursue their life purpose and life work, learn to live with integrity and grace, and teach others how to do the same.
University of Metaphysical Sciences gives the student vast amounts of academic information so that the student is well versed in the wide variety of material and techniques many spiritual seekers are using in their efforts to heal themselves. The culmination of these studies is geared to assist the graduate in becoming a radiant, steady source of love and grace through self healing and introspection.
University of Metaphysical Sciences provides courses to fill in the gaps that might have been missed by the more advanced student who has studied on his or her own.
University of Metaphysical Sciences is a metaphysics university level school teaching new age concepts, including holistic theology, enlightenment, spiritual education, and meditation classes. Much research has gone into every course. Metaphysic classes are an excellent way to go for any spiritual seeker on the path to the truth of the self, leading to a metaphysical degree which can assist the graduate in his or her spiritual work after graduation from this metaphysical college.
Definition Of Metaphysics BACK TO TOP
The word metaphysics, or metaphysic, was coined by the ancient Greeks, “meta” meaning “beyond or after” and “physic” meaning “physical,” therefore metaphysics meant to the Greeks “beyond or after the physical.” Continue to read more here...
Why Metaphysical Sciences? BACK TO TOP
The University of Metaphysical Sciences considers metaphysics a science, the most basic reason being that thought affects matter, as many scientists have proven with laboratory observations. Bewildered doctors have also observed this phenomena in their terminally ill patients who suddenly recover simply by adjusting attitudes or thoughtforms about the self, others, or the world in general.
What you will be learning at University of Metaphysical Sciences is what many have called alchemy, something that was long ago taught in spiritual mystery schools only to those who had proven themselves worthy through long term observation by a master teacher. Only once the student had proven unwavering dedication to exploring the mysteries of consciousness, and attained a certain level of skill, would he (usually a mystery school education was only available to males) be invited into the inner circle of teachings. In the present era, this is no longer the case. These teachings are now available to everyone.
Mystery schools are obsolete, for all knowledge about metaphysics, with related material about the nature of consciousness and its potentials, is presently available in every metaphysical bookstore and... Continue here to read more...
How Long Is The Program? BACK TO TOP
Most students complete studies in approximately one year. Each student moves through the program at an individual pace.
Are There Careers In Metaphysics? BACK TO TOP
A degree from University of Metaphysical Sciences qualifies a graduate to perform official ceremonies such as ministerial work, weddings, spiritual counseling, teaching, lecturing on the international circuit, credentialed book writing, setting up a spiritual center, and a variety of other services.
More and more metaphysical teachers are seeking credentials, realizing the need for credentials if they want to market themselves in the field of metaphysics. It is increasingly difficult for an unknown without credentials to establish himself or herself in the metaphysical field. Credentials pave the way for opportunities that are simply not available for the person who has no credibility or training. For potential practitioners, writers, teachers, healers and leaders, this success is possible with a formal education in metaphysics.
More and more people are feeling the call to enter careers in metaphysics
as the population looks to its spirituality and seeks guidance. This
program is purposely designed to give qualifications and credentials
to the future spiritual teachers who are serious about becoming a source
of guidance and love to others, whether that is to be in the form of
a spiritual teacher, or an ordinary person in daily life reflecting
awakened self to others. For further information on the careers you
might pursue with an education in metaphysics,
What Are the Courses Like? BACK TO TOP
Lessons consist of reading material and meditation journeys. Most written lessons take about 2-3 hours to read and 1 hour to complete the exam questions. The reading material has easy-to-find answers to a few questions per lesson. The student returns the answered questions for credit. The lessons on CD are meditation journeys. The student briefly describes his or her experience of the meditation and returns the description for credit. All descriptions are accepted, for there is no wrong way to experience the meditations. Experiences of the meditations are unique to each person. Meditations vary from 15 to 30 minutes in length.
Courses are completed through the mail or over the internet. For those who do not easily have internet access, lessons are sent via postal mail with a minimal wholesale cost for materials, $385, payable in small payments with the short, medium or long term payment plans (cd player or headphones not included).
(*Note:You get 15 binders worth of materials, but only the first containing binder is supplied in the cost of course materials because some countries have different binder set ups. We don't want to waste resources of the Earth on binders you cannot use. You might need to buy binders in your own country if your materials are different, and maybe you can even get binders cheaper in your country than we can! If you desire more USA binders, each binder is $5 in addition to the course materials fees. The price of extra binders (beyond the first one) is purposely left out of the course materials fees because of the differing prices in different countries, saving you money, and different formats for binders based on different countries. However, we do send you all the printed materials and CDs with sleeves to put in your binders if you decide to purchase your own.)
For an extra charge (postage), hard copy lessons can be sent to foreign countries. Downloading lessons from the internet saves the student time and money, and the fee is only $155 and no postage or duty/import fees are required. Courses can be downloaded in PDF (written) and MP3 (audio) formats.
Please note that University of Metaphysical Sciences reserves the right to add, change, remove or improve courses and course materials at its discretion.
How Were The Courses Created? BACK TO TOP
Our research team was meticulous and diligent in collecting information from various sources. All this research was done in order to condense the material into notebook form for the student. This eliminates the need to buy textbooks at retail prices, which can be quite costly for the student.
The student will find the vast array and large collection of meditation CDs quite useful in continued meditation practices long after graduation. (For those with hearing aids and difficulty with music during meditations, journeys that typically have music are available with only the spoken voice and no music.)
Audio lessons come on 25 CDs, 25 hours worth of meditations. On the internet, the student will download MP3 files for audio portions of the lessons.
If you would like to read about the Internet Downloads and see what your sign in page would look like that takes you to your personal authorized downloads page, Click Here on Student Center.
Roster Of Our Teachers & Writers BACK TO TOP
Visit this page if you would like to meet our writers and teachers who put the courses together for University of Metaphysical Sciences. Our writers and teachers are what makes University of Metaphysical Sciences so wonderful. Many minds have come together to create the curriculum of University of Metaphysical Sciences. Our teachers are varied in background and training, each bringing their area of expertise to the courses they write. They have gathered much knowledge in their own studies and training, and have also collectively gathered vast amounts of real world experience as practicing counselors, teachers, and healers in their communities. Click here to visit our Research Team, Writers & Teachers
Will I Learn? BACK
Some of the courses are meant simply for the student's self-introspection and self-inquiry, which is a necessary and ongoing practice for any teacher, healer, or leader.
The graduate will have a resource of lists, diagrams, exercises and information which can be referred to anytime the need comes up in his or her professional practice. For instance, many of the courses have easy to use reference lists like the properties of herbs, sacred symbols, dream symbol indexes, and other quick access reference lists that the student will find useful.
Why Get A Doctorate Degree? BACK TO TOP
This gives your ministerial status even greater professionalism, and sets you apart from others who have not taken the time to get a degree. It also establishes you as a true professional in the field of metaphysics. This is becoming increasingly important. Very few teachers of metaphysics have more than ministerial status, if even that. Some people doubt their legitimacy as a teacher or healer, for anyone can send $5 somewhere and become a reverend or minister. However, you will have prestigious letters behind your name from a university that offers a true education, depicting that you have taken the time to get your degree. This takes commitment to your path as a spiritual aspirant or teacher. You will be perceived as a “doctor” of your subject, not just a reverend or minister because you have studied and learned about metaphysics specifically, which is a specialized area of religion.
You can obtain your ministerial status in the Master's Degree program. Ministerial Ordination is all you need to legally practice as a minister or religious counselor. The primary reason to acquire a doctoral degree is to establish a professional image of yourself as a person well educated in your chosen area of experitise, which is metaphysics. Obtaining a doctorate shows a deeper level of commitment, education, and professionalism. Most people seek out a “doctor” when looking for a counselor, not necessarily a reverend or minister, even though a reverend or minister can legally counsel people. With Doctorate credentials behind your name, you establish yourself as a “doctor” and can list yourself as such in the phone directory with other counselors, rather than as a minister or reverend only.
Laws For Teaching & Counseling BACK TO TOP
Anyone teaching or counseling with credentials in metaphysics is doing so in the field of religion as a legal minister, not as a psychologist. Your right to teach and counsel is not based on your doctoral degree. It is based on your ministerial status. This is perfectly legal and acceptable in almost every part of the world.
The limitation of religious degrees is that job positions in secular colleges, like state universities and community colleges, would be difficult to obtain without a secular degree. If you would like to be a teacher or professor at a traditional university or college, you must obtain a secular degree. University of Metaphysical Sciences does not offer secular degrees. Religious degrees may or may not be acceptable at some of these institutions for teaching positions. Also please note, religious degrees are non-transferable to secular colleges, so if you are wanting to pursue a higher degree at a secular college, your Bachelor's degree, for instance will not be acceptable there because we do not teach English, Math, and other secular courses that are required for higher degree levels at secular colleges.)
Ministerial Ordination BACK TO TOP
Upon completion of the Master’s Degree,
the student becomes a registered reverend or minister. The student is
ordained with all the rights, powers and privileges of an ordained reverend
or minister through the parent non-profit organization of the university,
Wisdom Of The Heart Church.
Who is The Founder? BACK TO TOP
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Course Books & Languages
At this time, all course materials are in English. We do eventually hope to offer UMS courses in other languages and we are presently in negotiations with various translation companies for this purpose.
Courses are supplied by University of Metaphysical Sciences. We do not require you to buy a lot of books. Rather, we have done the research for you and put it all in one place. You will receive approximately 10 large notebooks of materials and approximately 65-70 meditations on 17 CDs, which take the place of what you would experience in live classes if you were to attend UMS in person. You can also download your courses rather than receive them in the postal mail if you are internet saavy and know how to handle mp3 and pdf files. To see our list of courses, please click here.
Transfer Of Credits Or Degrees BACK TO TOP
In order to stand behind a graduate if he or she chooses to be in a professional light and hold University of Metaphysical Sciences credentials, we must be sure that the graduate has been exposed to all information in the Bachelors and Masters programs as it is presented by our courses, because our curriculum is very unique in nature.
Tuition for University of Metaphysical Sciences is as low as $1,995.00 when paid in full at the time of enrollment. However, payment plans are available. University of Metaphysical Sciences finances these loans itself in order to help the student who cannot pay for tuition all at once. Payment options are approximately $50/month for the long term loan, $100/month for the medium length term loan, or $200/month for the short term loan. For more detailed information, visit out Payment Plans page.
If the student is able to download PDFs and MP3s from the website, our course materials fee for the entire curriculum is only $155.00. You will recieve a link to your own personal authorized page you can sign in to recieve each month's assignments. If course material and tapes/CDs are sent via postal mail within the United States, the cost of materials is $385.00, which can be paid in small amounts with the short, medium or long term payment plans. If materials are mailed outside the USA, the course materials and postage fees both apply. Duties may also be due, depending on your country. Click here on Payment Plans for more detailed information.
Tuition Credit For Work/Life Experience BACK TO TOP
University of Metaphysical Sciences is not in a position to determine monetary value for work or life experience in the field of metaphysics. While University of Metaphysical Sciences has great respect for prior work experience and realizes its importance, monetary value for this cannot be determined fairly. Students of every level, from beginner to advanced, come to University of Metaphysical Sciences for their degrees. Many have been working in the field of metaphysics for quite some time, yet are now interested in getting credentials because they have run into the limitations resulting from not having a degree.
would be too subjective, confusing and time consuming to examine the
work experience of every individual who enrolls. Besides, the tuition
reduction would not be very much because University of Metaphysical Sciences has tried to keep its tuition prices as low as possible to
Scholarships & Financial Aid click here
Withdrawal And Refunds BACK TO TOP
If within the first 30 days of enrollment the student decides to withdraw, for whatever reason, all monies will be refunded minus a $150 processing fee for the first packet of course materials and administration expenses. If the student withdraws between 30-60 days after enrollment, all monies except $300 will be refunded. After 60 days, no refund will be given. Course materials and monies already paid are non-transferable to other incoming students. There is a $75 fee for re-enrollment if a student has already withdrawn.
Lack Of Aptitude Policy
Leave Of Absence Options
Life circumstances are always changing. UMS recognizes a student's need to take time off sometimes for things that come up in life. Sometimes a person travels and doesn't have time for studies, a job is lost or a move takes place, a baby arrives or a loved one ascends and passes on. Sometimes a person just needs time to catch up in life. UMS tries to work with student needs in whatever way works best for both the school and the student. UMS has made a Leave Of Absence (LOA) option possible for students who want to continue their work but take a break from payments and receiving more courses while being able to take exams for courses they already have.
A Leave Of Absence is possible for up to one year without withdrawing, either in 3 month, 6 month or 1 year increments. Students will not be charged monthly for their payment plan, they will not receive further courses, and they will not be charged the $75 re-enrollment fee that would be incurred if one withdraws and then would want to re-enroll later. The Leave of Absence option is a great way for students to take a break if they need a financial break or simply have time for other things that come up in life. See the Leave Of Absence page here.
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Confidentiality of Student Records BACK TO TOP
Student information is protected in complete confidentiality. No student information is shared with any agency, including mailing list agents, email lists, survey businesses and other such companies who buy mailing lists. No information is shared with outside parties unless the student wishes it to be so. This can be done only at the student's signed written request by postal mail.
Internet Contact & Online Services BACK TO TOP
Students may contact University of Metaphysical Sciences by email for various comments, questions and other concerns. The University of Metaphysical Sciences website is http://www.umsonline.org. All catalog information, admission forms, and other pertinent information are posted at this website.
Students receive online support in their studies. A special email address is given upon enrollment for asking questions about the courses, which are answered within 48 hours by staff and faculty. Students may also visit our StudentCenter page and ask questions there. Students are able to download all courses over the internet, written (PDF) and audio meditations (MP3) from their own personal page in the download area specifically for students.
Personal Contact BACK TO TOP
Studies at University of Metaphysical Sciences are deeply transformative in nature. Some students may find themselves breezing right through the curriculum if they have done transformative work prior to enrollment. Others may find themselves digging up old hurts for re-examination or processing. Sometimes the work in the curriculum may cause emotional releases, deep healing, or the need to talk to someone about the process.
University of Metaphysical Sciences In California And Minnesota
Students pursue their undergraduate studies
at UMS California, and graduate students pursue the Ph.D. doctorate
degrees at UMS Minnesota. Students will earn their
Bachelors, Masters and Doctor of Divinity degrees in California. Those
who wish to obtain a Ph.D. study at University of Metaphysical Sciences /Minnesota to finish their studies.
Degrees/Certificates/Credentials Awarded BACK TO TOP
If you would like to see detailed information on which credentials (letters behind your name) each degree earns,
Visit our new website: Metaphysical Degrees & Credentials
"I wish this kind of university was around in my younger days when I was first exploring the concepts and teachings in metaphysics. I have attended multitudes of workshops, read hundreds of self help books, and spent thousands of dollars on spiritual teachers, but nothing compares to the knowledge I have gained at the University of Metaphysical Sciences so far, and I am not even finished with the program yet! It is presented in a very organized and easy to follow format, and I am truly enjoying my studies here at UMS." — Y.P., UMS Student
"My excitement and gratitude for these studies keeps increasing! My experience with UMS is when I began perusing the catalogue I had a physical reaction, I actually began to laugh and cry with relief and giddiness. I felt found!" — S.G.M., UMS Student
"Please pay my compliments to the lady who is the 'voice' on the meditation tapes, and to the person who put the meditation lessons together [Christine Breese, D.D., Ph.D.]. The lessons and the beautiful voice of this lady are top-class. Your meditation lessons are far beyond some of the mass-marketed CDs by very famous authors and spiritual teachers. Maybe you should consider marketing your own meditation series, as they are so good !!!" — J.W., UMS Student
"My excitement and gratitude for these studies keeps increasing! My experience with UMS is when I began perusing the catalogue I had a physical reaction, I actually began to laugh and cry with relief and giddiness. I felt found!" — S.G.M., UMS Student
"I am so thoroughly enjoying the coursework at UMS, and I must compliment you on your fine curriculum! I have been a student of metaphysics for many years, and your curriculum is providing me a well-rounded yet quite in depth review of the entire field of metaphysical work. Again and again, I am surprised and pleased to discover new depth and nuance in subjects that I thought I had exhausted!" — H.F., UMS Student
"I really want to express my gratitude to the university and the UMS staff for the cordial relationship that exist between me and the university. In fact, it is such a wonderful relationship that has made me live in the nature of my true being. I believe I am on the point of self discovery and full awakening as I have really improved greatly due to what I found from the courses sent to me by the university. From my true being, I wish the university and UMS staff peace." — A.J., UMS Student
"I could not put a price tag on the value of my learning experience with UMS. My energy field is increasingly calmer, smoother, and a more enjoyable place to be...and I owe it all to UMS. This is without any doubt the best investment I have ever made. Keep up the great work at UMS and we will change the world one person at a time." — J.M., UMS Student
“I can’t really explain all that has transpired this past week but what I can say is that it has been incredible. The courses are absolutely what I’ve been wanting, transformational to say the very least. Life is a great adventure and I’m very glad that Spirit has opened the path that has led me to your University.” — R.W., UMS Student
"I know I will be referencing most of my UMS courses throughout the rest of my life. It's so wonderful that they will always be there for me whenever I want to refresh my memory or need to repeat a meditation. Far more valuable and useful than anything I studied in traditional college... UMS has truly been a blessing for me." — D.F., UMS Student
"I have been working on the course Emotional Well-Being... I love the course, finding it expresses beautifully the things I have been going through lately in mastering my emotional life... You are such a blessing to so many for making these courses, offering techniques and meditations, assuring people of their incredible creative powers. Be joyful!" — T.M., UMS Student
"Thank you so much for taking the time to give me some feedback. All the courses and meditations are a blessing in themselves and help so much for the spiritual growth. I have learned so much already and it really is priceless. Your words of encouragement...really help me a lot...One day it feels like I understand and I'm full of power and trust in the universe and others I'm so stuck in the 'worldly' emotions and troubles of fear and pain. Well it all serves a purpose and so we got to go through it... I really appreciate your support." — I.B., UMS Student
"When I opened the box and look at my first courses it seems as though entire life came together and all that I have done and transformation I have experience all led to this moment! I am truly going to enjoy this journey and I am open to all the good coming my way! I am awesomely blessed… Thanks for all the support and love that I feel from UMS!" — Y.V., UMS Student
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