Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document title: Associate Newsletter No. 6
Document date: July 1953
Document type: Associate newsletter
Book title: The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology
Location: Los Angeles, California
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard discusses the status of his plans for a doctorate course that "leads to a very superior degree ranking with or above psychiatric degrees."
I have been some time trying to evolve what we are doing. It’s quite one thing to plan a thing, quite another to see it go into action in MEST. I’ve made a lot of fits and starts trying to straighten things out with everybody’s agreement and liking and I think, from what I hear from you, that we’ve just about got it in the following form:
The associate schools train to an HCA level, giving whatever courses below that rating they desire, such as basic and group courses. A unit, more or less the HAS, gives a correspondence-associate assist course in the history of psychotherapy, psychology, general semantics, electronic brains and Freudian psychotherapy; this comes before, during or after HCA training and is not required for an HCA. With field practice and this correspondence course, the HCA qualifies toward a doctorate. The doctorate course is a very high level course and leads to a very superior degree ranking with or above psychiatric degrees. What we call doctorate schools teach lower level courses and the doctorate course (otherwise they wouldn’t be able to survive until we had the demand for the upper-upper level course) but someday become a sort of university finishing school. 1
Hubbard, L. R. (July, 1953). Associate Newsletter No. 6. The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology, (1991 ed. Vol. II, pp. 152-154). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
- See also: Associate Newsletter Nos. 3, 4, and 5 in Volume II of the Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology. ↩