The mission of the World Medicine Institute PhD program in Taoist Studies is to be a leader in
the field of Green Medicine and to pass this ancient wisdom of Chinese classical philosophy to
the next generation. This field of study will benefit the natural environment as well as provide
and implement proven, effective and harmonious solutions to issues that Western medicine
does not address or is not aware of. A partnership between Western medicine and Taoist
Studies will encompass a comprehensive holistic approach towards healing and remediation
reinforced by scientific and performance-based research and inquiry. Thus culminating in
innovative methodologies and clinical strategies towards a healthy sustainable environment.
Through the study of ancient classical methodology, young scholars will find good solutions that
apply green medicine to different problems that plague the environment, society and mankind.
Our doctoral students, in their chosen field of research will integrate modern technology with
the ancient classical knowledge and a spiritual approach to healing based in Taoism. This
degree will provide leaders in various fields with the tools to interact with the modern world in a
way that benefits the natural environment and heighten their awareness of connections that
exist between the natural and man-made worlds. This understanding will facilitate cooperation
among different fields of study as well as make the natural environment a priority among these
Classical Taoist Studies
Chinese Language and Culture
Directed Research Strategies
History of Taoism
1. During the first semester, each PhD student will identify faculty advisors and a program
2. Each student will create an advisory committee of 3-5 faculty members.
4. Each student will develop a personalized program of study, including an area of
specialization offered by WMI.
5. Each candidate will write a dissertation proposal and submit it for approval to the
advisory committee and faculty mentor.
6. Each candidate will work closely with the faculty mentor and advisory committee.
7. Each candidate will complete a dissertation that makes an original and substantial
scholarly contribution to the body of knowledge encompassed by classical Chinese
The World Medicine Institute was established to provide quality education for all qualified persons
wishing to become a Doctor in Taoist Studies that provides a holistic health heritage, which is at the base
of the WMI’s roots.
WMI will be recognized nationally as a pioneer in Taoist studies, successfully integrating of western
Medicine and traditional Taoist healing with modern based research, empowering both patients and
students in self-healing, and offering programs dedicated to academic innovation, freedom and
Consistent with our purpose, the WMI has adopted educational objectives that provide measurable
traits/qualities that we expect students to attain by the time they graduate. These objectives are
relatively broad and give general guidance for the development of the curriculum and the measure of its
success. Our graduates will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a high level of expertise within the context of Taoist studies.
2. Demonstrate skills in advanced critical thinking in problem solving.
3. Demonstrate effective scientific clinical testing and research.
4. Apply advanced western statistics, data gathering, and research.
5. Conduct research publishing in area of specialty.
6. Conduct advanced western research and its correlation to Taoist studies.
7. Apply the teachings of the Taoist Tradition to promote personal well-being, such as found in the
study of the Tao, yin yang, neo-world, and Lao Tzu’s philosophy of the Tao Teh Ching.
|Chinese Medical Language|
Advanced Classical Taoist Medicine
World Journal of Acupuncture
Taoist History and Culture