The University of Philosophical Research provides both of its graduate programs using a distance learning approach. Please use the following links to get a better idea of the scope of subject matter that our courses cover:
To find listings of courses by category, see the listings below:
All 17 courses in each of the programs are 3 credits each, with the addition of a 3-credit Thesis/Student Comprehensive project, bringing the program to a total of 54 credits.
Each course comprises of listening to 10 one-hour (pre-recorded) lectures on video and audio, reading of at least two to three required and some recommended textbooks, live telephone conferences with each professor as well as an online Forum for the students to communicate with one another and the professors (refer to our Virtual Classroom page for more information).
The distance delivered program course assignments comprise objective and subjective methods of assessment and may include objective quizzes, midterm examinations as well as one or more papers and/or projects.
The course album, with one DVD and ten audio CDs each, are sent prior to the beginning of the Term, after UPR has received payment of tuition.
The Course Study Guide distributed with each course includes the academic calendar and the syllabus for courses offered during a specific semester.
Recommendations for student’s success are included in the Study Guide, which details format requirements for assignments and instructions for using the online e-campus. Topical or assessment papers grades are returned within a 14-day time frame.
The student receives all information concerning the refund process and rights for cancellation prior to the initiation of any coursework, with the enrollment agreement.
Documentation is retained on the UPR learning website for:
- All dates of interaction with the student
- Assignments of faculty
- Faculty interaction and correspondence
- Academic progress
- Course/program completion
Required textbooks may be purchased by the student through various retail sources and the Internet, or through UPR’s Campus Bookstore at the time of registration. Shipping charges are extra for all books.
Textbooks, whether purchased through UPR, or through outside vendors, are non-returnable.