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Creative, Mindful, and Transpersonal

Sofia University is pioneering unique programs through a well planned blending of technology, science, business and the school’s 40 years of leadership in humanistic and transpersonal psychology, graduates can create a substantial, real-world impact.

Open House at Sofia U! Come take a tour of the campus and meet the faculty.

Thursday, February 1st, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Why Sofia University is the right choice for us!

Our Stories. Our Successes. See all of our testimonials here.


Kaye-Ailsa Rowan, M.A., MFT

Alumna, MACP
"I chose to come here as a student because I wanted this transformative, creative education that we offer."

Bob Frager, Ph.D.

Founder, ITP/Sofia
"I brought various teachers - Zen teachers, Yoga teachers, Christian mystics I brought them on campus to talk to my psychology of religion class. I wanted to put all of this together in one school... I wanted to have a place where other people thought that education should include body mind and spirit."

Barbara Hecker, J.D., Ph.D.

VP Academic Affairs, MSCS Program Chair
"You’ll get a lot of personal attention at Sofia University. We’re not a big school yet but we have a small school kind of feel with personal one on one attention so you definitely won’t be a number lost in the masses. You’ll also have a lot of nice mentoring from your faculty members."
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Danielle Morabito, M.A.

Alumna, MACP
"This place is really special and unique and has a strong community, a strong spirit, and that there is so much creative energy here that I have never found in a school before. And I knew immediately that this is where I was supposed to be in order to do what I consider my life’s work."

Harish Muuvala, M.S.

Alumnus, MSCS
As a computer science student at Sofia university, this has been a very positive educational experience for me and I feel very happy that I am a part of it. Faculty really care about the students and the academics are excellent. This is one of the best schools in the Bay area.

Bekah Turner, B.A.

Alumna, BALA
"I applied to the BAC at Sofia University as a means to an end: I wanted to (finally) complete my BA so that I could move on to graduate school. In the five terms I spent at Sofia completing my BA in Liberal Arts, I got so much more than I could have ever expected. The classes, professors, material and cohort of the program are excellent. I was challenged, inspired, supported and transformed. I made discoveries about myself that literally shifted the focus of not only my education, but my life. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to not only finish their undergrad, but also seeks to take their own transpersonal development to the next level."
Nishi Jumna

Nishi Jumna, B.A.

Alumna, BAC
This is an amazing program which offers students the stepping stones that propels us into worlds we may never have thought of entering. I am grateful for my professors and all they had to offer.  The BAC program and the knowledge I gained from it resulted in me creating, Adi Shaktee, as an oasis for healing and a platform which I intend using for my women's movement. This program also gave birth to my first literary project. I just published my first book of poetry called, AWAKENING. www.adishaktee.com
Sheena McMahon

Sheena McMahon

Ph.D. Student
“I came to Sofia because of the transpersonal/spiritual aspect really interested me. Everyone is so open and accepting and the teachers have been extremely helpful. I really love how everyone is accessible. I’ve met the founder, the president, and all of the teachers within a couple of days. We can even email them and they answer them immediately which has not been my experience in previous institutions. I love how this school ties in my three loves of neuroscience, psychology, and spirituality. I feel like I was craving this experience without knowing I was craving it. The deep spiritual conversations we’ve had and the meditations, and learning aikido have all helped me grow in such a short amount of time.”

Jennifer Nagrath, M.A.

Alumna, MATP
“I joined Sofia because I wanted to seek wholeness in my life. I wanted to dive deeper into self, understand the wisdom of my body,. I wanted to reconnect with nature. I wanted to understand the different personalities, my inner especially. It has been a beautiful journey at Sofia. I will always be reminded to explore and open my heart wider and relax deeper in the breath of awareness, aliveness and mindfulness.”
Juan Carlos

Juan Carlos – Pinero, M.A.

Alumnus, MATP
“This program has been one of the most immensely transformative experiences of my life as this school has an excellent way of melding both the spiritual and academic aspects that I was looking for in a program. While here I've found out more about myself and the work that I do in the world than I've ever been able to prior to enrolling. I'm very grateful to Sofia University's faculty, staff and community and look forward to working with everybody in the future!”

Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita
"The late William Braud and I founded the field of Transpersonal Research Methods—a venture that never would have happened without the enthusiastic support of doctoral students and faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, now Sofia University. I only regret that William is not here to see how far our transformative approaches to research have spread worldwide."

Fred Luskin, Ph.D.

PsyD Program Chair
"It’s been a wonderful opportunity to interact with some unique, internally motivated, creative, thoughtful spiritually oriented students. There’s just a different way that students here have and that’s what drew me here and kept me here."

David Anderson, M.A.

PhD student
"What I love about this school is the diversity of backgrounds students and teachers bring to the table. We have business owners, life-coaches, yogi’s / yogini’s, authors and speakers, nutrition experts, accountants, MBA’s, masters level clinicians, PhD’s from the harder sciences who wish to research psychology, Nurses, MD’s and many other professions from all walks of life. My cohort initially had students from Chile, China, Australia, and of course USA."

Walker Karraa, Ph.D.

Alumna, PhD.
"I am a provocative thought leader in the field of maternal mental health and leadership. I earned my Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia in 2013. My first book, Transformed by Postpartum Depression: Women’s Stories of Trauma and Growth, presents my research revealing the traumatic and transformative nature of postpartum depression."

Elisa Sciscioli, M.A.

Alumna, MATP
"I integrate my passion in voice as I combine creative expression, music and singing. The Master’s Degree in the Global Transpersonal Psychology Program I earned at Sofia gave me the grounding I needed to launch my career."

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