Transcendent Leadership is a two-year, cohort-based graduate program. The full-time program consists of 9 semester hours for each of four consecutive 16-week semesters. Each semester includes three courses co-facilitated by two members of the TL faculty. 36 semester hours are required to graduate with the Master of Spiritual Science degree or Certificate of Completion from Peace Theological Seminary.
Each fall a new cohort of around 20 students is admitted to the Transcendent Leadership program. The cohort begins with a required six-day orientation held in our campus buildings in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California. Orientation takes place in August immediately prior to the start of the first semester.
Students carry out the program from their home communities. Throughout each semester students are engaged in an active learning community with faculty and a cohort of peers using video conferencing and an online social-learning platform.
A required five-day residency takes place each semester, during the ninth week.
A completed bachelor’s degree is required to earn the MSS degree. Qualifying students without a bachelor’s degree may complete the program for a Certificate of Completion.
Being a current student of MSIA or PTS is not required to enroll in the program.
Reading requirements of the TL Program include a wide-range of leaders, scholars, philosophers, and spiritual teachers, including a specific reading assignment of years 1 and 2 of MSIA’s Soul Awareness Discourses, carried out over the two-year program. This will require an active subscription through MSIA while enrolled.
Tuition and Fees
$350 per credit hour.
A 25% tuition discount will be applied for students who enroll in the Fall of 2019. This discount is in place at this time while PTS investigates the possibility of becoming accredited as a Seminary.
For those students who enroll in the Fall 2019 semester, the tuition with this discount will be $263 per credit hour. This rate will remain in place during the 2018-19, 2019-20 academic years for those students who enroll in Fall 2019 and remain continuously enrolled with the cohort through graduation in the spring of 2020.
$50 application fee (non-refundable).
$100 registration fee (non-refundable; applied to tuition).
$175 orientation residency fee (orientation and fee are required once when beginning the program).
$125 semester residency fee (residencies and fees are required each of four semesters of enrollment).
$90 graduation fee for those seeking the MSS degree.
$50 completion fee for those seeking the certificate of completion.
For Those Enrolling in the Fall 2019 Cohort
Total Program Cost to the Student, for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
Expenses for the student will also include study materials as well as paying for your own travel, lodging, and food to attend five residencies in Santa Monica, California (five times in two years).