Professional Parapsychology Courses Online

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Take this opportunity to join this unique course and become a student with the Rhine Education Center. Courses are offered every quarter to provide students with continuing education by professional instructors.

Courses Now Available - Winter 2019

  • Qualitative Research Methods (8 weeks)
    (This course qualifies for certificate programs)
    with John G. Kruth, M.S.
    Wednesday, February 20th - April 10th
    7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

    There are many events that cannot be easily studied in the laboratory. Psi phenomena typically occur in spontaneous situations or in environments that do not transfer to a controlled laboratory environment. Qualitative research methods provide a way to explore this type of event in a controlled scientific manner.


  • ProfParanormalsmAdvanced Field Investigations - Field Investigations II (8 weeks)
    with Loyd Auerbach, M.S.
    Monday, February 25th - April 15th
    8:30pm - 10pm Eastern Time

    In this course, students will explore the topics of field investigations more deeply, including methods related to specific models of paranormal phenomena from a scientific perspective of a parapsychologist. In addition, this course will discuss the history of paranormal field research, provide details on dealing with clients and finding resolutions during investigations, discuss issues related to “public haunts” vs. private home cases, and provide more complex methods for exploring the evidence and analyzing data to reach a conclusion.

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What is the Rhine Education Center?


The Rhine Education Center is dedicated to providing a high quality educational opportunity for students around the world who are interested in parapsychology. Professional courses are presented in an online environment to enable adults to attend the courses at their convenience and to interact with the faculty and students to provide a complete academic experience.

Why Choose the Rhine Education Center?

The Rhine Education Center is backed by the integrity and knowledge of the Rhine Research Center which is the oldest and most respected parapsychological research center in the United States. Since 1935 the Rhine has provided a sound scientific basis for the phenomena studied by parapsychologists, and the academic quality of the research at the Rhine is the foundation for modern parapsychology.

Courses with the Rhine Education Center are provided to give students the opportunity to learn about the science and practices of parapsychology in a professional and fun environment. To adhere to this goal, the Rhine Education Center offers academic certificates in parapsychology as well as adult-education courses for those who would like to learn more about parapsychology but may not have the time or interest in pursuing a more academic program.

We recognize that our student base is diverse, and we are providing classes to better suit the needs of all of our students. Academic studies will be complemented by professional seminar courses to allow students to learn about more topics with the assurance and integrity of the Rhine Education Center.


By default, every student will be considered to be auditing their courses unless they indicate otherwise when they apply for the course. This will provide students the opportunity to learn without the pressures of working towards a grade.

Whether participating for a grade or auditing a course, every student will have full access to the course broadcasts and the forums in the classroom. All students can post in the classroom forums, ask questions of the instructors, and get feedback on their postings in the courseroom.

Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of a certificate program must be taken for a grade.  Additional information is available in the administrative policies for the Rhine Education Center.

Certificate Programs Available

The Rhine Education Center has a number of certificate programs that are available to students. Certificates are available in Academic Parapsychology, Parapsychology Research, History of Parapsychology, and Knowledge of Psi Phenomena. For complete information, see the document describing the Certificate Programs.

Diversity of Courses

Eight week courses are supplemented by four week courses to better address the desires of our students. In addition, continuing education and seminar courses are being offered to provide a diversity of courses related to the field of parapsychology. Academic courses are still offered, and all of the courses are professionally provided by hightly qualified and experienced instructors.


Courses offered by the Rhine Education Center are designed as professional courses to provide education in Parapsychology. Students are able to participate in weekly discussion forums and progress is evaluated throughout the courses.

Many courses are strictly for informational purposes, but some courses can be applied to certificate programs offered by the Rhine Education Center.  Though not an accredited institution, the Rhine Education Center provides a professional educational opportunity for students.

Classes are broadcast once a week, but they are also recorded if you are not able to attend the live broadcast.  You can watch the recordings and post in the forums at your convenience.

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