What it is:
A DIY PhD is creating a deeper education that honors our bodies and spirits as much as our minds. Our DIY PhDs thrive when we are in community, connecting to intuition, habitat, and ancestor guides, in cycles of unlearning and learning. Our DIY PhDs are interdisciplinary, honoring multispecies ways of knowing, and are an unfolding pathway of resonance, as Earth.
Your DIY PhD is yours! There is no one right way to create your program.
We recommend beginning with a cohort – at least one other person whom you love to learn with – and a weekly time to meet during the semester. Most DIY PhDs take between 4 to 8 years to complete.
Our School offers a Year One Course for DIY PhDers seeking mentorship, structure and weekly meetings in like-minded community to begin mapping their emergent programs. There is no prerequisite nor pressure to know what you are going to do before beginning. Participants usually spend the first semester connecting to bodies, community and habitat; unlearning and composting old limiting beliefs; mapping their interests; and opening to their intuition and spirit guides.
The second semester is when participants begin to really see their programs emerge, find rhythms of resonance within their research and work, and complete the first year with clarity around what their DIY PhD is about. The first year is really an initiation year.
Applications for the 2023 Year One Course are now open! This will be the 6th Cohort beginning their programs with our school! Details like sliding scale tuition and FAQs are below. We will begin the Spring Semester in early February 2023. Apply here.