Welcome to Holmes Institute

The Call to Spiritual Leadership is a Call to a State of Being

Welcome to the Holmes Institute website. This unique program is dedicated to educating leaders through an extraordinary distance education program in Wisdom Studies in the areas of leadership, philosophy, psychology, imagination, and religion.

You will find your experience at the Holmes Institute unlike any other path you have ever traveled. Prepare to immerse yourself in the great spiritual, philosophical, and scientific teachings of the world.

Select Your Status

Prospective Student

Thank you for considering Holmes Institute and its world-class faculty members for your advanced education.

Applying Student

We’re excited to have you with us, and congratulations on taking the next step in your educational journey.

Enrolled Student

We have the resources and faculty members to support you in your success through our Wisdom Studies distance education courses.

Our Programs

Certificate in Wisdom Studies

The accredited Certificate in Wisdom Studies is designed to introduce fundamental concepts and selected topics in the study of wisdom. This 10-course curriculum prepares students to live wisely in everyday life, in relationships, at work, and in other communities.

Master of Arts in Wisdom Studies

The accredited Master’s Degree in Wisdom Studies offers a wide-ranging exploration of historical and contemporary studies in wisdom. In this 18-course curriculum, students learn and apply the insights of wisdom studies to their personal lives and to leadership in their work, their communities, and their world.


What You Will Learn

Leaders who study at the Holmes Institute become conversant with a wide variety of topics including the wisdom of world religions and their sacred texts, philosophy, leadership, psychology, and the wisdom of human creativity.