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The Sofia U Experience

Sofia University, formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, is a private, non-sectarian school offering graduate and undergraduate programs. Sofia is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. We invite you to take a closer look into the Sofia U experience and see for yourself if Sofia is the school for you.

Who We Are

At Sofia University, our curriculum focuses on six core areas of inquiry: the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and creative aspects of life. Sofia is a leader in transpersonal research and transpersonal education of clinicians, spiritual guides, wellness caregivers, and consultants who apply transpersonal principles and values in a variety of settings. Our educational model offers our students not only a solid intellectual foundation, but an extraordinary opportunity for deep growth and personal experience of the subject matter. Our learning environments cater to your lifestyle and honor diversity and creative expression across all modalities.

What We Offer

Sofia University offers a variety of innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs with a choice of delivery modalities for students on campus and abroad.

Our Mission

Sofia University is a passionate, dynamic learning community that fosters multiple ways of knowing while embracing diverse paths of spiritual practice and development. We are dedicated to academic excellence with a shared commitment to authenticity, inclusivity, cultural humility, ecological stewardship, and service to others.

Statement of Values

  • We value the qualities of mindfulness, discernment, compassion, and appreciation of differences and we embrace whole-person education that supports personal and community transformation.
  • We value diversity and seek to impart knowledge and skills that empower people to live together in peace within multicultural communities.
  • We value the inherent unity of our world and seek to foster a sense of the interconnectedness of all beings. We encourage and promote service to local, national and international communities.
  • We value all of life and educate students in a way that treats all beings with respect and encourages living in harmony with all of nature.
  • We value consciousness and its evolution and engage in rigorous research that includes multiple ways of knowing.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Sofia University offers admission to students of any race, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender expression, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, loan programs, and other school-administered programs.