Dear Prospective Student – This program has been placed on pause due to low interest. However, if you have a serious interest in participating in this program, please complete this survey so that we may determine interest level to bring this program back. Thank you so much!

Hybrid: Face-to-Face/Online

With a Master of Arts in Spiritual Guidance degree from Sofia University, you will have the ability to become a spiritual guide/director or enhance the professional career you already have in counseling, psychotherapy and other related fields.

Here’s what this program offers you:

  • Dynamic online learning integrated with week-long in-person on campus learning
  • Non-denominational spiritual orientation
  • A comprehensive master’s thesis project
  • Practicum and internship training
  • Mentoring by multi-faith faculty
  • Grounding in psychological theory
  • Preparation for a career in spiritual guidance/direction that can be applied in various ways: hospital care for patients and family, education, grief and hospice work, group facilitation, body work, and healing arts

This degree prepares you for:

Private practice as a spiritual guide, hospice work, chaplaincy, group leadership, workshop presentations, spiritual trainings, consultation with other helping professions, and other creative endeavors that the student can dream up.

Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject from an accredited school, with 3.0 GPA
  • Foundational psychology course(s) and a World Religions course may be required by the program chair
  • Three sessions with an approved spiritual guide

For more information, contact Sofia University Admissions at (888)-98-SOFIA(76342) or