Where Rigorous Scientific Study ​Meets Deep Spiritual and Subtle Energy Exploration

Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Spirituality and Holistic Health

Welcome to Holos University Graduate Seminary (HUGS)!  We prepare students to integrate Universal Principles of Spirituality and Holistic Health through self-development, scholarly exploration/research, and compassionate service. Holos University Graduate Seminary is built upon the mission of educating scholars from around the world, on subjects related to subtle energies and energy medicine through interactive distance learning. For over fifteen years our students have generated innovative holistic research to expand the knowledge base of the comprehensive benefits of spiritually oriented holistic health.

We invite you to review our degree plans and certificates of completion programs under the "program" tab.

Universal Principles of Energy Medicine, Spirituality, and Holistic Health

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Holos University Graduate Seminary prepares students to integrate Universal Principles of Energy Medicine, Spirituality, and Holistic Health through self-development, scholarly exploration/research, and compassionate service.

​The mystical traditions of virtually all religions contain substantial references that address the subtle physical energies of the body, the transpersonal aspects of the mind, and the expressive activity of the spirit. These traditions exist at the very core of holistic mysticism, spiritual direction, counseling intuition, and integrative healthcare. Holos University Graduate Seminary (HUGS) emphasizes ecumenical spiritual approaches that fulfill a growing need for an inclusive, holistic, and creative approach to life in contemporary communities.

As a Seminary, HUGS focuses upon the spiritual aspects of its studies and research. As a University, HUGS strives to uphold the highest academic standards in teaching and research, and seeks to serve as a bridge between academic, scientific, and religious institutions. The educational design of the HUGS programs, center on these basic tenets, inevitably leading to a new, broader, and more expansive understanding of subtle energies, consciousness, and human transformation. ​



Ellen Valentine-Laperriere

Thank you for taking the time to view our website. Holos University Graduate Seminary provides an advanced education opportunity that stands out from other graduate schools through the integration of scientific research, high academic standards, and spirituality that provides a completely different approach to higher education.

Student’s at Holos receive a high level of personal attention to allow the dream of a graduate degree to become a reality. Your passion is the key to completing a course of study with Holos. A degree plan will be tailored for you with a special emphasis based on your area of interest and passion to accomplish your desired outcome. The University’s advisors are ready to assist you with identifying the best educational path to allow you to create your dream career or expand your current contribution(s) to the world. The University’s advisors are here to assist you with bringing your dreams and vision into fruition.

As a Seminary, Holos focuses on the spiritual aspects of its graduate curriculum and encourages research opportunities from a spiritual and energy healing perspective. Every course is designed to lead the student to a new, broader, and more expansive holistic understanding of consciousness, the healing path, and transformation. The Curriculum Review Committee continually reviews the course offerings at Holos to ensure that they appeal to today’s students.

As a University, Holos strives to uphold the highest academic standards through its challenging curriculum and sponsored research. This creates a platform for building bridges between academic, scientific, and spiritual perspectives. Students who are drawn to Holos, bring an impressive, wide-ranging set of skills and life experiences through various sources (training, medical training, CEUs, and other certifications). At Holos, those skills and life experiences are acknowledged. The advisors assist the student with creating a degree plan for which the student aspires and enhances those skill sets.

Are you inspired to make a bigger contribution to the world? Are you drawn to energy work? Have you been looking for additional recognition for your practice or for your extensive spiritual growth? Our graduates have become leaders in the Holistic Health and Spirituality communities worldwide. Holos could be the vehicle that provides the credentials you have been seeking.
The cover page of the HUGS catalog states; “Healing Your World Begins with Yourself.” Holos’ curriculum sponsors investigation and growth opportunities in every degree plan. These opportunities provide flexibility when creating a course of study that fits the student’s passion, interests, life goals and heart’s desire while meeting rigorous academic standards through writing, oral presentations, and/or research.

What Future will you grow?

Holos’ degree plans all promote a body-mind-spirit approach to graduate level education. Additionally, the University provides special emphasis areas of interest, such as: Spiritual & Energetic Practices, Intentional Integrative Transformation, Enhanced Intuition, and Integrative Healthcare (CAM).

Class size is capped at a maximum of ten students, which results in a low student/teacher ratio. The low ratio provides each student the opportunity for personal attention that might not be found at other institutions. The tuition cost is calculated on a per credit hour basis ($547.00 per credit hour). Holos tuition cost, as compared to other universities/seminaries, rates at the 40 to 45 percentiles in terms of cost per hour. Our students value the personalized attention and appreciate that the cost of tuition is still below most other institutions.

If this sounds like the graduate education that fits your passion, interest, vocational interest, or provides a vehicle for advancing your career through attaining graduate level holistic health and intuitive skills, then Holos is for you! Again, thank you for your interest in our higher education institution. Come Home to Yourself and join us here at Holos University Graduate Seminary.

Rev/Dr. Ellen Valentine-Laperriere (H.C.)
President & COO
Holos University Graduate Seminary

As a Student You Have the Opportunity to..

  • STUDY the broad field of spirituality and holistic health;


  • EXPRESS the highest holistic and ecumenical spiritual principles in their personal and professional lives;


  • INTEGRATE mystical and subtle energy approaches to self-development, spirituality, and health with contemporary scientific approaches;


  • PRODUCE significant scholarly research, contributing to the evolution of consciousness, and Universal well-being; and


  • BE ORDAINED as holistic spiritual advisors who honor the personal religious and cultural traditions of others.