The Graduate Institute with Ervin Laszlo & Others

The graduate Institute, in collaboration with What Is Enlightenment?, offers an innovative Master of Arts program designed to explore and advance the leading edge of human development. Providing a unique experiential learning environment, this two year program provides you the opportunity to participate in the very process being studied- the emergence and evolution of consciousness. Classes are held on eight slected weekends during the academic year, with a week-long residential session during the summer.

Academic Director: Elizabeth Debold, Ed.D.

Program Coordinators: Sridhar Pingali, Ph.D. , Thomas Steininger, Ph.D. , Robert Voss, Ph.D.

Administrative Offices: 701 North Street, Milford, CT 06460

Phone: (203)874-4252


A Ph.D. based on your own research interest?

Earn a doctorate from England’s Lancaster University (St. Martin’s College) through a unique independent study approach.

You Will…

Engage with some of the world’s most creative minds. Visiting faculty include: Ervin Laszlo, Thomas de Zengotita, Susanne Cook-Greuter, Karl Pribram, F. David Peat, Yasuhiko Kimura, Allan Combs, and others who appear in What Is Enlightenment? magazine.

Explore leading integral theories, including Ken Wilber’s AQUAL approach and Don Beck’s Spiral Dynamics.

Discover collective wisdom by pursuing the skill of “enlightened communication“.

Realize the potential for a new future by studying the work of visionaries such as Duane Elgin, Elisabet Sahtouris, Brian Swimme, and more.

Design and implement your own action research projects to meet your professional and personal interests.

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Science and the Akashic Field by Ervin Laszlo

The Graduate Institute was established with the unique mission of offering exciting graduate programs in emerging fields of academic inquiry. The Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education granted The Graduate Institute’s license to operate graduate programs in 1999. The institution is a free-standing, not-for-profit corporation with a dedicated Board of Trustees. The Graduate Institute was accredited by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education in 2003.

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What Is Enlightenment? is an award-winning quarterly magazine committed to the emergence of a new consciousness, culture, and philosophical framework for 21st-century society. Founded and guided by philosopher and teacher Andrew Cohen, it provides a platform for evolutionary thinkers and activists who share a sense of urgency about the need for human beings to evolve, spiritually and ethically, in order to change the world.