San Diego, California
MA Conference in 2010
Stoics at a Mexican restaurant
prepares its graduates to become teachers,
advisers, leaders, and sages in the world community
The Stoic Philosopher
Successful Completion of the MA School program will entitle the graduate to a certificate of recognition by the School as a Stoic Philosopher. In addition, he or she will become a Fellow of the College of Stoic Philosophers, and the abbreviation, F.C.S.P., may be added after the graduate's name.
- LOGIC (1st term): Dialectic and Argument, working with the rules and tools of effective persuasion
- PHYSICS (2nd term): Theology and Cosmology, the final study and practice of Stoic physics
- ETHICS (3rd term): Duties and Actions, choosing perfection in the conduct of one's life
- PRACTICE (4th term): Hypomnemata and Prosoche, attention as the fundamental attitude
Completion of the MA School program is one calendar year comprised of four terms. Each of the four terms is eleven weeks in length, allowing a short break in between. The terms are named and dated as follows:
- WINTER: 03 January to 20 March
- SPRING: 03 April to 19 June
- SUMMER: 03 July to 18 September
- FALL: 03 October to 18 December
Students may begin their work on the first day of any term listed above. However, regardless of which term a student begins, the program always starts with Logic, following the classical evolution of information: Logic, Physics, Ethics, and Practice.
Applicants who are at least a secondary school graduate and have completed their formal education, with or without a college degree, and who have successfully completed the College Stoic Essential Studies (SES) course will be considered. For admission, please email Erik Wiegardt at email@example.com with your name, DOB, Mentor's name, and Date of SES Completion. If accepted, you will be asked for a tuition of $89 USD per term to be paid via the Paypal donation button located at the College website. Mentors who have been actively working with the College for one or more years will receive a 45% discount, paying only $49 per term. This is offered as both a reward for service and an incentive to study at the MA School. Once tuition has been received, you will be officially registered as a student and a Tutor will be assigned.
All assignments will be received and returned in Open Office format. If you do not have Open Office (OO) you may download it free at: https://www.download-free.com/office-suite&source=ga. OO is the MA School standard for word processing so that we can all readily exchange files. Seminars are conducted by Skype video to maximize interactions between student and Tutor. To install Skype free go to: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/.
Erik Wiegardt, Scholarch
College of Stoic Philosophers