Admission criteria for the ICS Programs? When do the studies begin?

If you have previously taken the GMAT Exam, the scores you achieved may help assess your potential for success in your studies. The GMAT Exam, however, is not required for enrollment at Rushmore. As we screen applicants, one of the most important guiding criteria for admission is our assessment of your goals and your determination to achieve them.

While a previous undergraduate degree in a relevant field of studies is preferable, for professionals with extensive experience, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be considered. The RPL’s eligibility for the Integral Consciousness Studies would be examined on a case-by-case basis.

You can apply for our courses anytime, and your classes will start on the 1st of the following month.

Do I have to study your Programs gradually?

Providing you qualify, you are welcome to apply directly for our Ph.D. Program without graduating first from the Masters Program.

I am intrigued by the notions of integral studies, but my affiliation lies with the bodily conceptions of awareness. How to approach the studies?

Rushmore supports your individuality, dispositions, and uniqueness. While you are welcome to focus on the (neuro)biology of awareness, we encourage you to approach the studies integrally.

In pragmatic terms, you are welcome to study other aspects of awareness, tapping the more profound potential of your consciousness by considering your plans, goals, and needs.

How does the teaching take place?

ICS Programs are offered through asynchronous learning.

There are no scheduled classical group lectures, classes, and teachings.

Three tests are implemented into our LMS (Learning Management System), supporting your studies.

We also provide one-on-one online mentoring and support tailored to your individual needs and goals.

We support you in studying independently and at your pace, uniquely actualizing your inner potential.

You may begin your studies at any time during the calendar year and are not required to matriculate at any specific calendar time.

Our objective is to support the development of your self-awareness and self-actualization: learning, self-empowerment, and self-improvement in your everyday life.

What kind of exams are there?

There are no written final exams. However, you are required to write several academic papers demonstrating your newly acquired knowledge and insight. 

In addition, your studies will be supported by relevant tests implemented into our LMS platform. Tests contribute to your study of the basic scientific background of Integral Consciousness Studies (neuroscience, epigenetics, cognitive, humanistic and transpersonal psychology, quantum theory).

You will have complete autonomy to decide what areas of study your academic papers will cover, which aspect of reality to focus on and how to title your academic work.

What requirements do I have to meet, logistically speaking?

All our Programs are offered as distance learning; therefore, no outside travel is necessary for participation. 

Receiving support on the Zoom platform requires a broadband internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone.

Do you offer tuition payment plans?

Yes. You can spread out the tuition fees into installments.

Please note:
While many resources for the ICS studies can be readily found online, additional resources (books, video lectures, academic papers, etc.) might be needed for successful completion.

The cost of those resources is above and beyond the charges for tuition to the University and, as such, is the student’s responsibility.


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