60 Credit Hours (comprised of 15 Credit Hours for first three books / written assignments -- 45 Credit Hours for dissertation-related work).
The student must successfully complete both the Bachelors and Masters programs, along with a research dissertation that is a minimum of 10,000 words in length. This should be in the area of interest the student wishes to pursue in their doctoral work after graduation. The research paper must be within the guidelines of one of the Doctoral degrees offered.
For Example: If the student is working on his/her Doctor of Divinity degree, then the research paper must be in either religion/theology or religious healing. The Doctor of Ministry thesis must be of a holistic matter, such as counseling, healing or holistic ministry. The Doctor of Metaphysical Theology must be in the sphere of metaphysical philosophy.
The doctoral candidate will also be required to read three books that pertain to their degree choice and submit a five-page paper (one for each book).
There are a variety of degree focus areas available for doctoral students, including the following:
The Doctoral Degree program is research-based and adapted to fit your specific interests in the field.
Common Doctoral Program Questions:
Q. Can you send me a copy of the curriculum for the Doctoral Program?
A. As noted above, the Doctoral Degree Program (like the ICMT Master's Program), is customized to fit the goals and interest-area of the student. Upon entrance into the program, the student will discuss their goals with their professor - and will first decide which books will be used as part of the initial course work. Upon completion of those initial written assignments, the student will then complete and submit their Dissertation Proposal and Chapter Outline for review and approval by the college. The Doctoral Degree Programs do not include any pre-determined reading, or set courses, as part of the curriculum.
Q. I already have a Bachelor's and Master's Degree with another college / university. Can I begin with ICMT at the Doctoral level?
A. Due to the unique metaphysical-focus of the ICMT Degree studies, we encourage (and in many cases require) all incoming students to complete the full 3-degree program, regardless of their past under-graduate, or graduate-level degrees in other areas. While there are rare cases where the student's educational background may satisfy entry at the Doctoral-Level, that determination is made on a case-by-base basis, only after the prospective student has officially submitted their course application and enrollment fee. No guarantee is made as to the outcome of such review. Also note that in those rare cases where entry at the doctoral level is granted, additional course work and assignments may be required to fill-in any course gaps, as determined by the ICMT Admissions Department.
Q. How long does it take to complete the Doctoral Degree Program?
A. That will depend on the individual student. On average, the course requirements are typically completed in a 9 - 12 month period. However, due to the "at-your-own-pace" nature of the program, the actual time needed will depend on how much time the student is able to devote to their research and coursework, as well as the complexity of their Dissertation project. Some may complete the work within a 9-month period, while others may take a year or longer. There is no set deadline on completing the program, provided that the student is working at a reasonably steady pace.
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International College Of Metaphysical Theology
Part 1 - What Is Metaphysics
Part 2 - Licenses and Credentials
Part 3 - Bachelor of Metaphysical Theology Degree, B.MT.
Part 4 - Master of Metaphysical Theology Degree, M.MT.
Part 5 - Doctoral Requirements
Part 6 - Conduct
Part 7 - Addendum A and Registration Instructions
Part 8 - Registration
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