read all of the metaphysics degree information presented on this
site in order to make an informed decision about getting your
metaphysics degree from IMHS. Most questions are answered on the
description pages provided including this page. If you have a
question which is not answered here, please contact us using one of
the options on the top, right sidebar of this page.
How do I enroll in the degree program?
Enrollment is easy! Simply navigate to the
to complete the application and submit your tuition payment. Applications are
processed very quickly (usually just a few hours). See the
Tuition Rates page for more information.
Why is your degree tuition so much lower than other schools?
Our tuition is low because we maintain a low overhead and we want to make our degree program available to as many students as possible. IMHS is a division of the
International Church of Metaphysical Humanism, Inc., (ICMH) a religious organization that focuses on quality training and education as part of its ministry in an effort to raise the level of consciousness among people in our world. Since our PhD degree program is based online, we are able to automate many tasks that would normally require staff members to complete. This saves both us and student's time and money. Even though our tuition is very reasonable, our courses are concentrated and comprehensive, and contain quality content that is designed to teach you the skills you desire as well as practical life skills that will enhance all aspects of your life. The old expression, "You get what you pay for" may be true in most cases, but
with IMHS, you get far more than you pay for.
Will my tuition ever go up as with
No, your tuition rate is locked in
until you complete the Degree Program Program.
Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?
We offer a hardship rate for students who could improve their lives by getting a metaphysics
degree, but cannot afford the regular tuition. We use the honor system so
we ask that students who apply for this program only do so if they cannot
otherwise afford the regular low tuition and are committed to making
regular progress through the degree program. See the
Hardship Scholarship Program page for complete details. Otherwise, financial aid is offered in the form of
paying for one course at a time with zero interest or with automatic
payment plans. Please see the
Tuition Rates page for details.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer several payment plans or you can pay for one course at a
time at your own pace. Please see the
Tuition Rates page for more details.
Is an instructor available if I need help?
Yes! Once you have enrolled in
the degree program, you will have access to the Student Center which
contains a method of contacting the instructor. In addition, help is
available directly from the instructor by phone or Skype if necessary.
Do you offer
credit for life and work experience?
While your life and work
experience is priceless, we are unable to give credit for these for
several reasons. Our curriculum is unique and follows a specific
path toward graduation. Therefore, it would be impossible to give
credit for previous training or life experience because it is nearly
impossible to quantify such experience and then translate it to our
degree program in a meaningful way. However, your prior training and
experience will aid you in taking our courses.
How slow or fast can I complete my degree?
With the self-paced format, you
can generally take your time or speed up the process within limits.
On average, our students complete all three degrees in 13
months; some go faster, some take longer. It all depends on one's
circumstances. The degree program is designed so you can easily fit
in one course per month. For students who wish to finish their degree as fast as
possible, they can complete up to three courses per month if their
schedule permits fulltime study. This would allow completion in
about 4 months, which is the minimum amount of time allowed.
However, we reserve the right to require extra-credit assignments if
the instructor is concerned about a student not properly
assimilating the course material.
Are the courses taken online or through
All courses, study material, multimedia, assignments, and exams
are conducted 100% online. Many course materials may be downloaded for offline
study, but some do require you to be online.
Are there any additional costs such as textbooks? How do I get my study material?
The various course pages contain all of
the study material you need for completion. No additional books are
required. All courses, study material, multimedia, assignments, and exams
are conducted 100% online. Course materials may be downloaded for offline
What do I need to complete the degree program courses? Is my computer good enough to take the courses?
To complete the courses, you only need
a home computer or laptop, an Internet connection (preferably cable or
DSL; dialup may pose a problem for videos), and some quiet time for study and mediation. As
long as your computer is not a relic from days gone by, you should have no
problem accessing our course material. The study material comes in PDF
format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (comes standard on all
computers). Audios are in MP3 format. Videos are in MP4 format. If you
can view videos on YouTube, you should have no problem. Our courses are
also compatible with Mac's. You can also use iPads and Android Tablets for
some study activities, but you will need a laptop or desktop computer to
complete essays and assignments.
I have a slow,
dial-up Internet connection that makes viewing videos difficult and slow.
Can I get the study material on CD?
We're afraid that physical study
materials such as books and CDs are not available with the IMHS Degree
Is the Degree Program accredited?
Yes, IMHS is
privately accredited by the International Metaphysical Practitioners Association (IMPA), an accrediting agency for metaphysical educational organizations that
promotes high educational standards by requiring that only high-quality content
must be used in courses, degrees must be earned through diligent study, transcripts
must be maintained indefinitely and available upon the student's
request, and strict records are to be maintained regarding student
educational activity while the courses are taken. Please see the
Accreditation page for more information on accreditation.
How is your metaphysical
degree any different than a diploma mill degree?
Diploma mills are unethical businesses that
offer fake academic degrees in an effort to make money. Some try to feign
legitimacy by offering credit for life and work experience, and require little
or no course work or effort from the student. Moreover, they are used by people
to get higher paying jobs fraudulently. Our degrees, on the other hand, are
legitimate, non-academic degrees that require time and earnest effort from
students. Our degrees cannot be bought; they must be earned. We will not allow a
student to graduate who has not earned the right.
Do you offer Apostille certification for international students?
Yes, you may get your degree program diploma and ministerial credential certified by Apostille when you graduate provided you live in a country that recognizes the
Hague Convention of 1961 for authenticating documents for use in foreign countries. If your
country does not recognize the Hague Convention, you can get a Certificate of Notarial Authority. An additional fee of $100 applies for either Apostille certification or Certificate
of Notarial Authority (covers both your diploma and ordination credential). We do not provide translation services (if required), nor do we send the credential to the Consulate of your country for approval (if required), nor do we advise on what may or
may not be required for your country. Therefore, please consult the appropriate department within your government for more information.
Can IMHS degree course credits transfer as college
No. Please see the
page for more information.
Can I get credit for
previous metaphysical courses I've taken with other schools?
Since our curriculum is unique and
proprietary, we are unable
to give credit for other metaphysical courses. However, your previous training
will likely help you get through our courses sooner.
I already have a
Bachelor's and Master's degree. Can I just complete the dissertation to
get my doctoral degree?
We appreciate the time and effort you spent
in getting your degrees. However, our degrees are metaphysically-based and are
therefore different from other academic degrees or even other metaphysical
schools degrees. For this reason, students must take all required degree
courses. Do not view this as having to get your Bachelor's and/or Master's
degrees all over again. View these as additional degrees based on new subject
material. This having been said, we do offer credit for previous degrees. Please
Credit for Previous Degrees page for more information.
What forms of payment do you accept?
accept PayPal, credit/debit cards, bank wire transfers, and Western
Union. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to use a credit/debit card. You
can also pay by telephone. You do need a PayPal account to set up
automatic payments on your own (if you choose such a tuition plan).
However, we can set up an automatic payment plan for students who want
one, but do not have a PayPal account.
What if I need to
take a break from my studies, or I have to withdraw?
Will I still be required to
fulfill my tuition payments?
There are no contracts with the IMHS
Degree Program—students can cancel or withdraw at any time simply by
discontinuing their studies and canceling any payment plans in effect. No tuition refunds for previous or current
courses are available. Students who do not submit an assignment within 12 months will
be considered inactive but are still enrolled and can resume his or her studies
at any time. However, students whose email addresses are no longer valid will
be unenrolled from the program until such time as they provide a working
Can I get a second
Master's or Doctoral Degree?
Yes, you can get a second master’s or
doctoral degree by taking the required courses for that degree. An administration fee of $100 applies to Master’s degrees and
$300 for both Master’s and Doctoral degrees. Please note that students in the
Hardship Scholarship Program can only obtain a second Master’s/Doctoral degree
after paying the difference between the hardship tuition rate and the regular
tuition rate plus the fee for the second degree. This is in fairness to students
who pay the regular tuition rate.
How do I order
You can print your transcript from the Course Pages
for individual courses. You
will receive an official transcript upon graduation. Additional copies can
be purchased from IMHS. If you are someone other than the student,
have the student email your request to
firstname.lastname@example.org and include their full name and the approximate date
of graduation. You will receive an official transcript in PDF format within 48 hours (usually much faster)
once the student has approved the request. Printed and sealed transcripts with
an imprint/seal are available for $15 plus postage (includes two copies).
Contact Admin for more information.
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