Thomas Francis University's Degree Program is administered under the
direction and tutelage of Dr. Douglas Kelley who has researched and
taught human development for nearly four decades. He is the author of
scores of courses, books, audios, and concepts on a variety of
metaphysical topics. Dr. Kelley has designed the TFU Degree Program
especially for busy adults who want the knowledge and degree, but who
simply cannot spend several years in getting them (as is normally
required with traditional colleges and universities).
Our metaphysical degree program is simple and straightforward; we have
streamlined it by offering Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees
in an accelerated format to save you time and money thereby allowing
you to use your knowledge and degree much faster than usual. Since our
courses are self-paced, the average completion time for all three
degrees is 10 to 12 months. Some students complete it faster, some
How Our Courses
Each course is divided into segments, much like chapters in a book.
The average course has five or six segments, but several advanced
and certification courses will have around eight or so.
Each segment has written study material in PDF format. Students can
download and print the study material for future reference.
Some segments feature video and audio components as well as other
resources to aid in learning.
Most courses have a final exam or quiz consisting of multiple-choice
and true/false questions. Many courses also contain a short essay
question on the quiz. Advanced and certification courses include
written assignments as well. Grading is the standard A, B, C, D, F
scale. The minimum passing grade is the standard C- (70%).
Course content is comprehensive and adheres to high educational
Courses are designed to be challenging-but-achievable—even if you
haven't taken a course in years.
How Our Courses
Courses are 100% online and are taken one at a time in the order they are listed on the
specific degree program description page (see "Choose Your Degree"
on the menu above).
A normal desktop or laptop computer is recommended, but students can
also use tablets. Just remember that there will be some minimal
writing in most courses. Use the device you are most comfortable
Simply start with Segment 1 by reading the written study material.
Study it well enough to get the sense of what it is teaching.
Review any supplemental resources such as videos or audios.
Then move on to Segment 2, and so on.
Once you have carefully and thoroughly studied the material in all
segments, you can complete the online quiz and get your Certificate of
You can now move on to your next course.
How to Earn Your
Most of our degree programs require a total of nine courses, five for the
Bachelor's degree and four for the Master's degree. You are
free to take more than the required number of courses in the
Master's Program, if you so desire.
The Doctoral Program and degree requires a written Doctoral Thesis
which takes the form of answering several questions about the
courses you completed in the Bachelor's and Master's Programs.
Once you have completed your first five courses, you will receive
your Bachelor of Metaphysical Science degree (MSc.B) and digital PDF
Once you have completed your Master's courses, you will receive your
Master of Metaphysical Science degree (MSc.M) and digital PDF
Once you have completed the Doctoral Thesis, you will receive your
Doctor of Metaphysical Science degree (MSc.D or PhD) and digital PDF
At this point, you will have completed the entire degree program and
will receive digital and printed versions of all your graduation
documents including your diplomas and any awards received.
You are now free to go out and happen to the world! However, you are
always welcome to return to take additional courses, if you so
Thomas Francis University offers several education awards to degree
program students who qualify during their studies. These include:
Honor Roll: For students who earn a grade of A+ (96% or higher) on
any course during any given quarter.
Taking Flight Award: Given to students who have had
breakthroughs in understanding and awareness.
Exemplary Student Award: Given to students who maintain a
teachable and positive attitude toward their studies.
International Student Award: Given to students for great
performance and whose first language is not English.
Golden Flame Award: Given for significant spiritual growth
Golden Wings Award: Given for outstanding academic
Since Thomas Francis University is an online school, it is only logical that our
graduation ceremony should also be online. This allows students from
all around the world to participate. Graduations are held the first
Saturday in May. Any student graduating with their Bachelor’s,
Master’s, or Doctoral degree prior to this date may participate.
Participation is optional.
The Dashboard is the starting point for your studies. Once logged
in, it is accessible from the top menu bar. It contains all of your
enrolled courses, how-to video tutorials on taking courses, and more.
Enrolled students are invited to join our private, Facebook-like
social network called
OnePlanetCommunity.com. This network allows students to interact
with one another as well as with our instructors.
Students who focus on spiritual counseling, life-coaching, hypnosis,
or holistic healing are invited to join the
International Metaphysical Practitioners Association (IMPA) upon
graduation. A nominal life-time membership fee applies.
Students who focus on anomalous research, Ufology, or Cryptozoology
are invited to join the
ParaNexus Anomalous Research Association
upon graduation as Certified Members. Membership is free.