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Evolve U Experience


Conscious Spiritual Training

The Evolve experience is inclusive and supportive. Our online communities and low-resident student life is full of contemplative practices and studies, and encourages intensely creative projects. Our contemplative and science programs are designed around discovering more of who you really are, and can be practiced alone or with a group. Therefore, our various practices, including meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, walking meditation, silence practices will be part of daily life. Of course this is supported by the academic teachings which help you understand mind, both the thinking and silent mind, the principles that govern our existence, and the science that attempts to describe life. There are classes in science and metaphysics, leading a spiritual community, spiritual coaching all supporting the study track you choose. Classes may even include creative arts, drawing, painting, writing, sculpture and other experiential classes.

The Evolve Experience for those pursuing this path provides both an online portion and live training.  Those who are enrolling in the distance program will be required to take at least one 3 day workshop in addition to the online program. In some cases there is special off site training at a local organization in St. Louis, MO.

At Evolve U the ideal is for you to learn to transform yourself so you can help others transform. In that context our curriculum has strong contemplative practices designed to quiet your mind, while the cognitive side provides tools to help you discover your true essence to see what makes you you. This is a key to fulfillment in life, and the key to finding your right livelihood in a noisy world.

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Through studies, practices and experiences you will always find yourself fully engaged in the learning experience. What's more you will surround yourself with like-minded people learning the practices needed to achieve their dreams. Here you will find individuals learning to at dept about their individuality and profession.

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Our community is inclusive and supportive.  You will be in the company of students from around the world with different cultural backgrounds, spiritual experiences, and religious understandings. You will find yourself engaging in eye opening conversations, participating in unique intern programs with other students, and the community will continue to be connected and support you after graduation.

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Evolve is more than a seminary, and more than traditional educational curriculum supplemented by meditation; it is a completely different way of learning.  Contemplative education suggests that knowledge is not exclusively the domain of the thinking mind. Here you will have the experiential learning that is required to understand the deeper spiritual experiences of life.


Distance Learning


DISTANCE LEARNING IS DIFFERENT FROM IN-PERSON CLASSES IN SEVERAL WAYS: Online learning is extremely convenient. As long as you have a computer with internet connection, you can access your readings, attend class meetings, participate in online discussions wherever you happen to be, anywhere in the world. Please note that some courses have an on-campus component where you do physically come to campus once or twice a semester to meet with your instructor and fellow classmates in person.

Class meetings may take place synchronously or asynchronously. This means that sometimes you may be asked to be online in the class discussion at specific times, while other times a class discussion will last several days.

Evolve low-residency degree programs provide the best of both worlds: resident and online studies. It affords you the convince of coursework when and where it works for you. While most coursework can be completed online, each low-residency degree program also includes required on-campus sessions.

  • Ministerial Degree - Create compassionate, successful, inclusive communities for spiritual practice. Perform weddings, funerals and teach classes related to your area of study.
  • Spiritual Counseling - Deepen your understanding of human-nature relationships that encompasses a spiritual understanding as well.
  • Spiritual Coaching - Learn to coach a client from the spiritual perspective, learn deep listening and provide guidance in context of a client's life path.



Forbes Magazine, May 22, 2016

On-line learning today provides a quality alternative to on-the-ground courses. It offers students greater flexibility as to time and place as most courses are offered asynchronously, meaning students can take them at any time of the day or night. Most chief academic officers at colleges and universities were very skeptical of online learning when it was in its infancy, today, according to a recent survey, more than 70% of them now believe it is critical to their long-term strategy. The Chief Academic Officers find that the outcomes from distance education courses are equal to or better than those of traditional, on the ground, courses.

More than 5 million students or 25% of all college and university students are enrolled in distance education courses according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Eleven percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses while 14% are enrolled in some traditional and some distance education courses. Enrollments in online courses have been growing much faster in recent years at public and private institutions than at for-profit institutions which were the early adopters of this type of course delivery.



Virtual Classrooms, Interactive Activities, Video Channels, Podcast Topics and .... Learning Online

We live in the digital age where there are virtual classrooms augmented by in-person events. With virtual classrooms, live video streams, video and audio podcasts it's easier than ever to learn. Evolve U has the state of the art online university platform where you can learn from anywhere at anytime.


Quick overview video of the Online Campus

The Online experience includes:

  • Platform/Including Mobile Apps: Fully functional Android and IOS apps for attending class, doing homework and more
  • Class Format: some classes are self-paced, some-instructor led, or blended.
  • Audio/Video Live Stream and Recorded: Live inactive video classes using GotoMeeting are used for up to 100 participants. Audio and Video Recordings of class sessions are made available through your class ID, if you are a member of the class. MP3 audios are downloadable or you can listen online.
  • Homework and Class Material: All classwork, (except textbooks) handouts, other supporting materials,and  audio/videos are available based on your user ID and class registration.
  • Study Groups: All Distance Learning students are required to participate in study groups (just as attending students do), either with other students in their region or via Skype or conference call.
  • Distance only Support: If you are attending and doing your work online only, not enrolled in the low-residency program, you will be assigned a guidance counselor for any questions or support you need.
  • Mentoring: This is additional support to distance learners. When possible, mentors are assigned to students from the same geographic area.

To visit our complete online campus as a guest, please call us at 314-366-4894 or email us at:



Admissions   Conscious Spiritual Leadership Evolve University seeks to admit individuals to its Conscious Spiritual Leadership program who have the capacity and determination to complete a rigorous study program…and graduate. Our admission process is designed to help you and Evolve U reach an informed decision about your interests, desire to learn and your vision of your…
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