If you are a self-motivated learner who grapples with the challenges of our time and seeks to make positive change in the world, this program is for you. Our program combines experiential learning with serious academic inquiry and our graduates become transpersonal scholars, transpersonally-oriented therapists and healers, transformative educators, and change agents in various social and organizational contexts.

Coursework includes intensive inquiry in transpersonal philosophy, theory and research; a research methods sequence that prepares students for dissertation work on a chosen topic; and integrative and transformational educational experiences of community-building and applied learning through retreats and a community praxis sequence. This on-campus program provides the container for you to be a part of a diverse learning community.

Our program offers five concentrations:

  • Consciousness and Creativity Studies
  • Behavioral Science
  • Ecopsychology
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology

Members of our faculty publish in diverse areas of inquiry including exceptional human experiences, consciousness studies, creativity, comparative religions, and the interface of cultural studies and transpersonal psychology.  Our distinctive balance of scholarly study, experiential learning, and professional development supports the work of bringing transformational concepts and practices into the world in a manner that promotes personal growth, social change, and healing in a variety of settings.

What does this prepare you for?

Students who complete their doctorate in transpersonal psychology go on to various professional endeavors.  Those with prior professional lives often incorporate transpersonal principles into an existing practice.  Along with a chosen specialization, many graduates develop a new calling after completion of the program including work as coaches, spiritual guides, educators, and change agents in nonprofit, government, and corporate environments.

Program At a Glance (Financial Aid Eligible)

Years to Complete: 3 years

Quarters per Year:  Fall, Winter and Spring (3)

Units Needed to Complete : 75 units

Units Allowed Under Block Tuition per Quarter: 6-10 units

Per Unit Cost: $1,150

Per Quarter Cost Block Tuition: $8,778

Cost per Year (Full Time/Block Tuition) :  $26,334

Cost for 3 years (Full Time/Block Tuition) : $80,357

Contact: admissions@sofia.edu or 650-493-4430