Dear Degree Program or Certification
Thank you for your honored
and much needed interest in an environmentally supportive career
or livelihood training that leads to leadership, certification
or a degree in nature-connected human services. If you have high-scoring
responses to our questions online
it means you are a tenatious holdout for and supporter of personal
and environmental integrity. You are prime candidate for nature-connected
education, psychology and healing whose advancement we are dedicated
The most direct and effecient
way for you learn how to take advantage of your gift and the
power of the assistance we can offer you is to call Mike Cohen
and further explore your interests and options. 1-888-285-4694
The purpose of our nature-connected
Organic Psychology counseling and education program is to help
- engage in the gentle art and science of a pollution-free, nature-connected
learning and relating
- learn appropriate skills online through hands-on, environmentally
friendly enabling tools, books and wellness activities.
- benefit from low-cost, accredited, courses, Ph.D., M.S. and
B.S. degree programs and scholarships that include your past
training and life experiences.
- promote peace: this program enables you and others to remedy
our abusive estrangement from natural systems and its destructive
Our online program enables
you to master a unique nature-reconnecting process that adds
valuable new dimensions and responsible rewards to personal and
The value of our organic psychology
training and programs is identified at http://www.ecopsych.com/degreevalue.html
If you have not yet visited
our website at http://www.ecopsych.com/
you might want to do so to obtain an overview of the program
before considering further details about it.
The staff and I are honored
that you may be interested in the Applied Ecopsychology or Integrated
Ecology degree program, certificate of training, courses, or
internships that we offer. We dedicate ourselves to helping you
discover how we can best assist and support your interests.
The information on this page
applies to all presently active Degree Programs with whom IGE
is affiliated. If you have not done so, you may get a sense of
its value to you from your score on the nature-sensitivity responder
located at http://www.ecopsych.com/iupseligible.html
You may also take our courses
and degree training as part of an a ccredited or non-accredited
Degree Program at a number of apppropriate
universities that have independent study/self-designed degree
Semesters officially start
January, April, July and October. However, you may apply, enroll
and start the Orientation Course and
other course work at any time and transfer it into your first
It is best to first familiarize yourself with the purpose and
scope of the program by reading the general information linked
The best overview of the program's
thrust and history is in the web site introduction to the Web
of Life Imperative book about the program located at
The best synopsis of the application
and procedure process is located at http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsprocede.html
The best statement of the program's
rationale is located at http://www.organicpsychology.com
Our Project NatureConnect homepage
provides a general overview http://www.ecopsych.com/
Depending upon your goals,
financial needs and ability to sustain trustful relationships,
this program through its financial aid and cooperatively administered
accredited courses can be completed and applied at different
levels for as little as $740 or as much as $75,000. Your choice.
No matter how much or little you pay, the procedures and curriculum
for this nature-connected learning program are the same.
The Certificate Program is designed to help you reach your goals
in logical steps and graduate having developed a right livelihood
niche for yourself that you can walk into. It enables you design
your own time frame, schedule, and budget to fit your needs.
It is located at http://www.ecopsych.com/ecocertificate.html
The Training Certificate online
course work and internship program may be completed and then
transferred into M.S. or Ph.D. programs available at the time
of completion. This reduces costs and makes a greater number
of degree options available. It also removes the requirement
of a certain number of undergraduate psychology credits be necessary
for the applicant as they will get that experience here. It may
also substitute for the five year work experience often required.
Aptitude and appropriateness
of the program for the student is readily determined by the student's
performance and comfort in the Orientation Course (described
below). The Certificate program tuition is $740 for each of three
different levels of training $2320.00 total including training
books and application fees. It brings you into the research and
thesis, dissertation, or project semester of the optional MS
or Ph.D program.
Like the Certification program,
the degree program is a distance learning process that may be
completed entirely via the internet and email.
DEGREE / CERTIFICATE / SCHOLARSHIP
You may find it helpful to visit the Application Form and use
the links on the form to obtain the information you need for
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an email copy
of the application.
INTERNSHIPS / AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
If you are interested in Internships, see specifics about internships
If you are interested in the
Ambassador program, see specifics
TOLL FREE INFORMATION
We encourage you to call us, toll free, at 1-888-285-4694 to
further explore how our program will enhance your goals and how
we may together custom fit it to them. All program questions
should be addressed to our USA office via the above number or
by email to <email@example.com>,
not to the Universities, as we administrate the program for them.
Please write or call if you
would like a member of our student
community to call you about their participation in the program.
The Applied Ecopsychology program is proud to have developed
a unique, in training, student cooperative, administrative and
support group that keeps operating costs to a minimum. The training
there not only reduces tuition costs but is often assigned credit
hours in courses. Please carefully consider our Cooperative Support
Group at http://www.ecopsych.com/iupscoop.html.
It offers a Bachelors or Master's Waiver Option mentoring to
qualified candidates. Through the co-op program, on average,
doctoral tuitions over 2-3 year period are $6,700 total including
dissertation fees. Master's tuitions over 2 years presently average
$5200 total. See SCHOLARSHIPS below. These fees INCLUDE the fees
for Certification, described above.
Tuitions vary with the amount of *scholarship* funding for which
you are eligible and course work, independent study and life
experience transferred into program plus applicable work/study
and grants. Financial aid programs are designed to make NSTP
online training, education and degrees available, affordable
and practical for any qualified applicant. They help you graduate
without a high debt that forces you to take jobs that do not
utilize your NSTP skills. The scholarships let you
cooperatively set your tution based on your ability to pay. Explore
the program at http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsscholarship.html
You apply for the scholarship
through a section of the application form
also visit http://www.ecopsych.com/iupsreleaseter.html
Without using the cooperative
program, tuition averages $200/credit with 45-48 credits required
for the Ph.D. and 30-36 for the M.S.
The least expensive route to
a degree is through the Certificate Program, described above,
where costs/per credit are 50% less for most of the program.
Do you seek a reasonable, teachable,
social technology that enables you to implement your desire to
live more harmoniously with people and the environment? Our degree
program and courses are not designed for uncaring people. They
specifically help concerned individuals become expert in Project
NatureConnect's powerful Organic Psychology Natural Systems Thinking
Process (NSTP) and optionally earn a Degree and/or Certificate
while doing so. Because the Process is a science of relating
in balance to Earth and its people, it enhances contemporary
life. For this reason it brings greater rewards to your personal
and professional interests in most fields and disciplines.
If you have not yet done so, to consider the effects of the process
visit our Program Survey. http://www.ecospsych.com/survey.html.
Follow its links and discover which parts of it speak to and
To consider the professional and economic potentials of nature
connected psychology, visit http://www.webstrings.org/webstopportun.html.
To see what students are doing with NSTP visit http://www.ecospsych.com/iupsemailinfo.html
If you are interested in taking inexpensive Education and Counseling
with Nature Courses online and transferring them into your present
degree program or professional training visit http://www.ecopsych.com/~nature/courses.html
POST DOCTORAL STUDIES
If you or others are interested in doing Post Doctoral research
and training in Applied Ecopsychology, please visit http://www.ecopsych.com/ecopostdoc.html
The required Orientation Course: The best way to learn how to
build a house is to thoughtfully build one. Similarly, we involve
our students in the Natural Systems Thinking Process to learn
it and its applications. To be sure that you know how and what
you want to learn, you take and successfully complete an Orientation
Course by email before or after you complete an application for
the degree program. You may then take further courses or do internships.
Please visit the Orientation Course http://www.rockisland.com/~process/5grglobal.html.
This core course becomes part of your degree program transcript.
With rare exception, students who do well in the course do well
in the Degree Program of Certificate Program.
NOTE: A section of this course
starts in a week or two.
Application for Orientation
PREVIOUS EDUCATION AND TRAINING
We believe in outcome based education. If you have learned a
skill anywhere, or by any means, that applies to your professional
competency, at your request, we will give you academic credit
and standing in this area towards your degree, or a degree waiver.
All you need do is help document what you have learned from your
life experiences or from previous equivalent courses. This option
of our degree program enables you to remove much repetitiveness,
time and expense.
Our degree program centers
around holistic experiential learning, independent study and
research courses. They include internships, field studies and
projects rather than "book learning" alone.
Please carefully study our
web pages to further learn of the scope and texture of this degree
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our "Frequently Asked Questions" page found through
each University index page has proved helpful to many of our
applicants. Most of the reading you do on the website will fulfill
some requirements of the required Orientation Course.
A complete scholarship program is available at
A FREE, PRE-START, EXPLORATION
COURSE is available at http://www.ecopsych.com/gift.html
It contains excellent information already on the net and
samples the Orientation Course process to some extent.
Again, our congratulations
for having the courage in these troubled times to consider making
a strong, hands-on contribution to environmentally sound personal
growth and social justice while enhancing your professional potentials.
Michael J. Cohen