Taos Institute Ph.D. Program

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Welcome to the Taos Institute Ph.D. Program. The program is designed for mature professionals who wish to pursue a line of inquiry that will enrich their endeavors and speak to the concerns of a broader audience of scholars and practitioners. The grounding orientation of the program has its roots in social constructionist theory and practice. The relationship between the Taos Institute and several European universities provides the opportunity for students, whose work is approved by the matriculating university, to receive a Ph.D. The Taos Institute provides advisory and supportive services, including focused research and theory workshops where students can explore their dissertation topic in detail with Taos faculty and other students. The Ph.D. is ultimately conferred by the related university.

Participants in the program must enter with a Masters degree along with substantial experience in practice. The program of study is built around a thesis project, with readings and preparations designed to facilitate the achievement of a dissertation. The dissertation must be positively assessed by the matriculating university’s promoter/supervisor, its doctorate board, and a defense committee. Dissertations may range broadly in topic. Many dissertations have been concerned with organizational development, therapeutic change, educational practices, healthcare, community building, and human development. Other topics are possible. 


Diploma in Social Construction and Professional Practice

If you wish to study with the Taos Institute in a way that does not lead to a PhD but rather a Diploma, we encourage you to explore the Taos Institute Diploma in the Study of Professional Practice and Social Construction.

Applications are being taken at this time for this program.

This is an independent study program leading to a final project or paper and a Diploma. This is for learners who are interested in studying social construction and how it shapes and informs our work and our world. Learners in this program do not need to submit to the rigors and restrictions of the academically oriented PhD program. However, they do want to learn along side a thought-partner and learning community in the Taos Institute’s International Diploma in Social Construction and Professional Practice. For information visit: http://www.taosinstitute.net/diploma-programs


The Taos Institute

The Taos Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering productive dialogue at the intersection of social constructionist theory and societal practices. Through numerous workshops, conferences, web offerings, and distance learning programs, thousands of professionals from many organizations and nations have drawn sustenance. The present program extends the fruits of this ongoing dialogue to the domain of advanced education.


The Taos Institute Supervisor

At the beginning of the program a Taos Institute Supervisor will be assigned to each student. The important goal is to furnish a dialogic counterpart who can facilitate learning, research and writing in the area of focal concern to the participant.


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