Doctoral Degrees Awarded by the
University of Sedona
Doctor of Metaphysical Science, Msc.D.
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.
Doctor of Metaphysical Counseling, Mc.D.
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.
Doctor of Divinity, D.D.
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.
Doctor of Divinity, D.D., specializing in:
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.
Doctor of Theology, D.Th.
The Doctor of Theology degree is usually chosen by someone who already has an established ministry or church. The 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.
Doctor of Metaphysical Hypnosis, Mhyp.D.
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.
Doctor of Metaphysical Psychology, Mpsy.D.
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.
Doctor of Holistic Ministry, Mh.D.
Holistic ministry serves the whole person, seeing everyone through God’s eyes. This church ministry involves every dimension of human need. This degree is usually chosen by someone who is already working in a religious ministry, or plans to.
Doctor of Philosophy, D.Phil.
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.
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., specializing in:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continue learning and growing in the metaphysical field through the University of Sedona’s Continuing
Ph.D. Specializing in Relationship Dynamics
This program is designed to provide insights of a spiritual nature involving the psychic and mystical dynamics that are fundamental factors to understanding the energy interplay between people in relationships.
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.
Doctor of Theocentric Psychology, PsyThD.
Theocentric Psychology emphasizes turning inward to God’s Presence as understood in the more transcendent and mystical sense. Theocentric Psychology emphasizes that all human potential exists at the God Center, or nucleus of consciousness within oneself. That the varying attributes of Universal God Consciousness can be brought forth in accord with a person’s own unique soul’s purpose to bring forth one’s potentials in career, love, relationships, health, artistic creative expressions and—above all—a closer, more intimate inner union between body, mind, and soul with God’s Presence, Universal Consciousness/Spirit or the Source of life and all things that are of 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.
You may complete and earn your Doctor of Theocentric Psychology and Ph.D. in Relationship Dynamics before completing your regular Doctoral Degree Program. Scholarships are not available for continuing education.
Change of Doctoral Degree Specialty
Students may request to change their doctoral degree specialty after enrollment. This request must be in writing and is easily completed through our Online Center.