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and Doctorate Degrees
Learn how these leading-edge programs can help you to meet your educational goals.


  Awakenings' University Degree Programs
For Personally Designed Doctorate,
Master's, and Bachelor's Degrees

Awakenings Institute has founded a unique alternative spiritual university that is on the leading edge of higher education.

Through Awakenings, you can earn a  Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate Degree with a major in any holistic/spiritual field of choice like Holistic Coaching, EFT, Pastoral or Spiritual Counseling, Holistic Hypnotherapy, Energetic Healing, Religious Studies, or another spiritual field of interest. And you will be personally guided through every phase of the program by Drs. Phillip or Jane Mountrose.

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Creating a New Paradigm in Higher Education
Understanding Awakenings' unique approach to higher education as an integral part of one's evolutionary journey generally requires a shift in thinking. It differs from traditional forms of education in many important ways. 

Imagine a university without classrooms, without teachers, and without students in the traditional sense; a place where your studies of spiritual practices and the things you have learned in your evolutionary journey are valued as highly as your traditional education...

Imagine a university where your whole community is your classroom and the experiences that have personal/spiritual significance to you are especially honored... Imagine that this university values your ability to determine the nature of your educational experience, so it empowers you to design and implement your degree program with individual guidance every step of the way... 

How do the Degree Programs Operate?

Here are some key points that can help you to understand Awakenings' approach to earning university degrees:

  • Rather than having a campus and classrooms, Awakenings is a community-based university, where your own city or town is the "campus."  This means that you can attend Awakenings Institute wherever you are. Awakenings honors the community, its resources, and existing educational institutions as viable learning environments.
  • Awakenings' approach is based on self-initiated learning and you are known as a "learner" rather than a "student." The distinction points to the difference between being an involved and empowered participant in the learning process and being a passive participant following a standardized curriculum.
  • Rather than teachers, each learner works with a provost, who is his or her primary facilitator. As Awakenings' provosts, Phillip and Jane Mountrose personally guide you through every aspect of your learning experience. The communication is done in person for those who are nearby, by phone from any location, and by e-mail.

    Learners may also work with mentors for learning in their chosen fields.  Mentors offer special expertise the learner wishes to acquire as part of the degree program. With Awakenings, Phillip and Jane Mountrose also serve as mentors for those who seek degrees in fields that relate to their expertise. As the designer of your curriculum, you can likewise choose to have mentors in any spiritual/holistic field that serves you in your degree program.

  • All of the courses and certification programs offered by Awakenings and mentored by Drs. Phillip and Jane Mountrose are approved for university credits toward a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degree from Awakenings Institute. Degree programs in Holistic Healing, Spiritual Counseling, and related studies incorporating EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Spiritual Kinesiology, Reiki, Holistic Hypnotherapy, and other healing modalities may be built around these courses.

  • Awakenings regards learning as a lifelong process and helps you to integrate your most relevant spiritual/life experiences into your degree program. This integrates your studies into the broader and more profound context of  your evolutionary journey.
  • There are are no predetermined curriculums. With Awakenings, you as the learner design your degree program with the guidance of your provost. 

How Long are the Degree Programs?
Awakenings generally enrolls learners for one academic year (two semesters) for Bachelor's and Master's degrees, and two academic years (four semesters) for Doctoral degrees.

The exact length of your program is determined as a part of the enrollment process. You also enjoy the financial ease of affordable enrollment fees made possible by Awakenings' nonprofit status. Ask about scholarships that are currently available.
What are the Benefits of a Degree from Awakenings Institute?

Awakenings provides a unique opportunity for those seeking degrees that have personal meaning and are representive of the unique skills they have to offer. Some considerations:

  • Though Awakenings Institute is not accredited like traditional universities, its degrees receive the same legal recognition.

  • Since Awakenings is not subject to  the limitations placed on accredited universities, you have immense freedom and choices in relation to what you want to learn and how you want to learn it. This makes Awakenings Institute a good avenue for those in holistic/spiritual fields that are not currently represented in traditional universities. At the same time, it is worth noting that traditional schools may be more appropriate for those who are seeking licensing that requires an accredited degree or where specific technical training is needed.

  • You can use credits from traditional colleges and universities as part of your degree program. As mentioned earlier, you can also receive credit for the valuable things you have learned throughout your life outside of a traditional classroom.

  • You have individual guidance throughout your degree program that is designed to bring out your unique approach to learning and integrate your educational experience into the larger context of your true divine purpose.

  • There are no grades, which can impose artificial standards and sometimes negative influences on the learning process. Awakenings learners are nurtured and guide to achieve their personal best.
How are gettingthru.org and Awakenings Institute Related?

Gettingthru.org is one of the websites of the Awakenings Institute, under the direction of Phillip and Jane Mountrose. Awakenings Institute is a non-profit religious organization devoted to helping individuals to open to the full expression of their true divine selves in all aspects of their lives. It reaches into the community through classes, seminars, and e-mail newsletters. It also has a publishing branch called Holistic Communications, which publishes the "getting thru" books, audios, and DVDs.

Awakenings Institute is recognized by the state of California as a nonprofit religious entity. Awakenings also has the approval of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education to offer Bachelor of Divinity, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Divinity degree programs.

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How Can You Get Started?

We recommend you contact Awakenings directly to discuss your individual goals and situation and we will send you a detailed information packet.

If you are interested in a high-caliber alternative education, we think you will value what we offer. Also given current university fees, you would have enormous savings along with possibly qualifying for the partial scholarships that Awakenings offers.

CLICK HERE for contact information to get started or to answer your questions. We would be delighted to speak with you.


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