The UMS Experience

The University of Metaphysical Sciences curriculum serves both the beginner and the advanced student. For advanced students who have been practicing metaphysics for many years, the curriculum will fill in the gaps in their knowledge. As a beginner, the student will find most of the common concepts in spirituality metaphysics organized in one place in an orderly fashion, instead of having to piece it together with self help books and workshops.

Study at your own pace while you work, stay at home, or travel. Students receive information which will serve as a large reference library for lifelong use. In addition, recommended reading lists are given with most subjects, which serve as a guide for further personal study if the subject interests the student deeply. An education at University of Metaphysical Sciences is an investment well worth the good it will do for a career as a metaphysical teacher, healer or leader.

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The UMS curriculum is designed to give you a broad understanding of the field of metaphysics. The material is inclusive of many religions and belief systems to create awareness of the multitude of ideas and beliefs out there in the world. We endeavor to give accurate information, this being especially important where there are misconceptions or misinformation commonly held about a particular belief system, witchcraft being a good example.

Acceptance of all people’s spiritual experiences and belief systems is something that UMS deems vitally important to the future of humanity, and so we focus on a neutral and factual presentation of all kinds of beliefs. We do not ask that you believe or practice anything that you feel is not right for you, but we do ask you to keep an open mind when learning about the great variety of spiritual beliefs people hold. This can be especially helpful when, as a spiritual teacher or counselor, you find yourself working with people from many different spiritual backgrounds.

The curriculum spans many different areas of spiritual studies, as can be seen in the list of courses. The most powerful thing that you will learn though, as a student, is about your self, your gifts and skills, and your own true nature.

The courses consist of reading material generally between 20-120 pages in length. Most have a review of literature for further reading, and many have extensive reference material. Many of the courses also include meditations that are central to the overall course content.

Each course has an exam that includes true/false and multiple choice questions. These exams are primarily meant to enhance your integration of the material. If the course has meditations, you will be asked to share your experiences with the meditation. We encourage you to write about your process, whatever it was, and be gentle and accepting with where you are on your own path. We have a very supportive philosophy, and feel that there is no wrong way to experience these meditations, as long as you bring your full awareness and presence to the experience.

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The meditations are all in a guided format. They are focused on teaching skills, affirming concepts, and assisting you in accessing expanded states of awareness. They are very different from, though generally complimentary to, silent meditation, and can support you in having deeper experiences within your own practice.

These meditations were all created by Christine Breese, the founder of UMS, with music by accomplished new age musician, Michael Hammer. They are very unique and powerful, and are definitely the heart and soul of the UMS curriculum.

We encourage students to fully experience these meditations to whatever degree they are able. Going as deeply as possible with the meditation work is what gives you the greatest potential for having a truly transformational, life changing journey with UMS.

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The UMS program is designed to be self-paced and to fit comfortably into your lifestyle.

It is possible to complete the entire program in 1 year, if you have ample time to dedicate to the process and are very motivated. We do ask that students take a minimum of 1 year to complete the program, to ensure that they have really integrated the material and gotten the most out of the journey.

Most students complete the program in around 2 years, fitting their studies into their lives in an enjoyable, practical way. One thing to note is that if a payment plan is chosen for paying the tuition, this affects the speed at which the courses can be completed. We ask that students do their best to complete the program within a 5 year time frame, but are very flexible and supportive with students as life happens.

Students of every level, from beginner to advanced, come to UMS for their degrees. Many have been working in the field of metaphysics for quite some time, yet are now interested in getting credentials.

We have a great deal of respect and appreciation for the professional, academic, and life experiences that our prospective students have. However, regardless of any one individuals previous experience, we do require that all students complete our degree program in it’s entirety. Due to the unique nature of our program, all incoming students must begin with the UMS bachelors degree program and proceed sequentially to the masters and doctoral programs. In order for us to stand behind our graduates, we must be sure that each student has been exposed to all information in the bachelors and masters programs as it is presented by our courses. Students with extensive backgrounds in metaphysics may find that their experience helps them to move through familiar parts of the curriculum quickly.

UMS offers 3 different options for how you will receive your course materials:

Internet Downloads– All course materials are downloaded through the student center. You will download PDF files for the written materials, and MP3 files for the guided meditations.
Partial Downloads / Postal– Download PDF files through the student center, receive meditation CDs through the mail.
Postal Delivery– All course materials will be sent through the mail. Printed materials are 3-hole punched for insertion into binders. Guided meditations are on CD.

Upon completion of your enrollment, you will be set up with a profile in the student center, which you will be able to access through our website at umsonline.org. This is where you will download course materials (if choosing the internet option), as well as choose your electives, submit your exams, and keep your contact information up to date. You will be sent your log in information via email upon completion of your enrollment.

Exams
Exams for each course are submitted through the student center. From here, you are able to print a copy of the exam if you prefer to take it on paper before submitting your responses online. Upon completion of an exam, an email will be sent to you with your score, a copy of the exam itself, and any feedback from faculty.

All exams are pass/fail, a passing score being 80% or better. Scores are not tracked, and grade point averages are not used at UMS.

*Students without internet access are still able to complete the program by completing the exam at the end of each course, and sending a copy in through the postal mail.

UMS has skilled student advisors available from 9-5 Pacific Standard Time M-F except holidays. Advisors do take lunch midday and have regular staff meetings, so if you are prompted to leave a message you can expect a call back in that same day. During office time advisors respond to calls and emails and are available to answer questions and offer encouragement, guidance, and support to potential and current students. Advisors are spiritually focused and knowledgeable, and are very good listeners and support people who genuinely love to connect with and get to know students. A high level of program support is maintained throughout the process, and advisors work with students on a personalized and individual basis. Extra support is offered by trained thesis advisors for students who are doing their final projects.
Studies at University of Metaphysical Sciences are deeply transformative in nature, and at the core of the curriculum is an introduction to non-duality concepts. You are supported and encouraged in realizing the master within yourself, and also in facing your shadow selves and accepting and healing them. If you have done this type of work prior to enrollment, you may find yourself moving through the curriculum effortlessly. If not, you may find the courses trigger old hurts up 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.

When you enroll with UMS, you are held in loving energy on the inner planes throughout your studies by staff members. This is to assist you in successfully reaching your full potential. Wisdom of the Heart Church also maintains a prayer circle for specific requests. UMS is sensitive to difficult transformative processes, and wants to help you in every way possible. If you find yourself having a difficult emotional process, you are encouraged to write about what is going on in a letter or email to UMS. All letters are read by a staff member, and responded to with loving support.

UMS staff is limited in the scope of spiritual counseling it can offer. Answering questions or providing support and guidance through brief phone calls or emails is within that scope. More in depth counseling, advice, psychic readings, or especially any kind of crisis response or intervention is not within that scope. We strongly encourage you to cultivate and utilize your own support system and have access to local teachers, mentors, healers and counselors as needed, particularly in cases where you have experienced trauma, abuse, or mental health issues.

Whatever is going on in your life, the UMS curriculum is a very conscious way to explore your own deep healing and transformation, and, with proper support as needed, is well worth the challenges presented.