Sofia University provides a variety of on campus and online graduate programs to suit the needs of our students. In order to ensure that space is available, it is recommended that applications be submitted at least 12 weeks prior to the opening seminar date.

Please note: you can submit your initial application before all of your materials are complete.

Graduate Application Requirements

Application Requirements are Program Specific

Application Requirements for the Psy.D. Program

Application Form

Fill out the application form online or print out the application form and submit it to admissions@sofia.edu.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $55 (US dollars) is required with your application. You may pay by check, money order, credit card, or online.

Statement of Purpose

The Statement should be double spaced and no more than 750 words:

  • Why are you specifically applying to Sofia University?
  • What is in your education and life experience that makes this program a good fit for you?
  • What are your career goals after you get your degree?

Curriculum Vitae

Include a Curriculum Vitae, listing your work and educational history as well as relevant volunteer or training experience.

​Two Letters of Recommendation​

We require two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources. Sources should be those who can comment on your academic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and professional development. Examples of academic sources are teachers, academic advisors and/or career counselors. Examples of professional sources are work supervisors or associates. Letters of recommendation must come directly from your sources and may be either mailed in to the address (below); faxed to (650) 493-6835 to the attention of “Admissions Office”; or emailed to admissions@sofia.edu along with the LOR Instruction and Release Form.

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

​Submit All Official School Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities which you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to:

Admissions at admissions@sofia.edu  (we prefer electronic files if possible)

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

TOEFL Exam (if applicable) – request scores to be sent to Sofia University

Please refer to International Student Admission Requirements here.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

Applicants submitting transcripts from outside the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts through World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org. Please check out our International Application Requirements for more detailed information regarding the International Admissions process.

Interview

An interview with a program chair and/or faculty member from the program which you are applying may take place after all application materials have been submitted.

Prerequisite:

A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited University. Students without a background in Psychology or related field may be required to take some prerequisite psychology classes.

Application Requirements for the Global Ph.D. of Philosophy in Psychology (with Transpersonal Psychology concentration) Program

Application Form

Fill out the application form online or print out the application form and submit it to admissions@sofia.edu.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $55 (US dollars) is required with your application. You may pay by check, money order, credit card, or online.

Statement of Purpose

The Statement should be double spaced and no more than 750 words.

Curriculum Vitae

Include a Curriculum Vitae, listing your work and educational history as well as relevant volunteer or training experience.

​Two Letters of Recommendation​

We require two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources. Sources should be those who can comment on your academic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and professional development. Examples of academic sources are teachers, academic advisors and/or career counselors. Examples of professional sources are work supervisors or associates. Letters of recommendation must come directly from your sources and may be either mailed in to the address (below); faxed to (650) 493-6835 to the attention of “Admissions Office”; or emailed to admissions@sofia.edu along with the LOR Instruction and Release Form.

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

​Submit All Official School Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities which you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to:

Admissions – admissions@sofia.edu (we prefer electronic files if possible)

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

TOEFL Exam (if applicable) – request scores to be sent to Sofia University

Please refer to International Student Admission Requirements at Here.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

Applicants submitting transcripts from outside the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts through World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org. Please check out our International Application Requirements for more detailed information regarding the International Admissions process.

Prerequisite

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology or related field from an accredited college or university.

Application Requirements for the Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology Program

Application Form

Fill out the application form online or print out the application form and submit it to admissions@sofia.edu.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $55 (US dollars) is required with your application. You may pay by check, money order, credit card, or online.

Statement of Purpose

The Statement should be double spaced and no more than 750 words.

Curriculum Vitae

Include a Curriculum Vitae, listing your work and educational history as well as relevant volunteer or training experience.

​Two Letters of Recommendation​

We require two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources. Sources should be those who can comment on your academic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and professional development. Examples of academic sources are teachers, academic advisors and/or career counselors. Examples of professional sources are work supervisors or associates. Letters of recommendation must come directly from your sources and may be either mailed in to the address (below); faxed to (650) 493-6835 to the attention of “Admissions Office”; or emailed to admissions@sofia.edu along with the LOR Instruction and Release Form.

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

​Submit All Official School Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities which you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to:

Admissions at admissions@sofia.edu (we prefer electronic files if possible)

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

TOEFL Exam (if applicable) – request scores to be sent to Sofia University

Please refer to International Student Admission Requirements at Here.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

Applicants submitting transcripts from outside the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts through World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org. Please check out our International Application Requirements for more detailed information regarding the International Admissions process.

Prerequisite

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in psychology or related field from an accredited college or university.

Application Requirements for the MA in Counseling Psychology Program

Application Requirements

Use this form to see the LR+R MACP Application Checklist for the 2016-2017 school year.

Application Form

Fill out the application form online or print out the application form and submit it to admissions@sofia.edu.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $55 (US dollars) is required with your application. You may pay by check, money order, credit card, or online.

Goal Statement

The goal statement should be no more than two pages long and should answer the following questions:

  • What are your future goals that earning a degree from Sofia can fulfill?
  • What are your expectations of the program with respect to academic requirements, experiential work, and community environment?
  • Upon graduation, how do you plan to contribute to the greater community?
  • MACP applicants – Upon graduation, what clinical setting do you see yourself working in?
  • Low-residency/online applicants – Have you done any independent research or projects?

​Submit All Official School Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities which you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to:

Admissions at admissions@sofia.edu   (we prefer electronic files if possible)

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Foreign Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

Applicants submitting transcripts from outside the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts through World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org. Please check out our International Application Requirements for more detailed information regarding the International Admissions process.

Prerequisite

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in any field from an accredited college or university.

TOEFL Exam (if applicable) – request scores to be sent to Sofia University

Please refer to International Student Admission Requirements at Here.

Two Letters of Recommendation​

We require two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources. Sources should be those who can comment on your academic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and professional development. Examples of academic sources are teachers, academic advisors and/or career counselors. Examples of professional sources are work supervisors or associates. Letters of recommendation must come directly from your sources and may be either mailed in to the address (below); faxed to (650) 493-6835 to the attention of “Admissions Office”; or emailed to admissions@sofia.edu along with the LOR Instruction and Release Form.

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Include a Curriculum Vita, listing your work and educational history as well as relevant volunteer or training experience.

Faculty Interview

An interview with a program chair and/or faculty member from the program which you are applying will take place after all application materials have been submitted.

Application Requirements for the Global MA in Transpersonal Psychology Program

Application Form

Fill out the application form online or print out the application form and submit it to admissions@sofia.edu.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $55 (US dollars) is required with your application. You may pay by check, money order, credit card, or online.

Goal Statement

Please write a 3-5-page personal reflection and professional goal statement that describes life experiences that led to your interest in transpersonal or spiritual psychology and pursuing a degree at Sofia University in transpersonal psychology.  These experiences could include life events, significant relationships, teachers, texts, work experiences or anything else that informed your decision to pursue this field.

End this statement by reflecting on your educational and professional goals. Mention academic, personal goals, professional goals, expectations and how these relate to the Sofia program for which you are applying. Indicate how you plan to use your Sofia education.

Letter of Recommendation​

We require a letter of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources. Sources should be those who can comment on your academic, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and professional development. Examples of academic sources are teachers, academic advisors and/or career counselors. Examples of professional sources are work supervisors or associates. Letters of recommendation must come directly from your sources and may be either mailed in to the address (below); faxed to (650) 493-6835 to the attention of “Admissions Office”; or emailed to admissions@sofia.edu along with the LOR Instruction and Release Form.

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

​Submit All Official School Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities which you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to:

Admissions at admissions@sofia.edu   (we prefer electronic files if possible)

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

TOEFL Exam (if applicable) – request scores to be sent to Sofia University

Please refer to International Student Admission Requirements at Here.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

Applicants submitting transcripts from outside the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts through World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org. Please check out our International Application Requirements for more detailed information regarding the International Admissions process.

Interview

An interview with a program chair and/or faculty member from the program which you are applying may take place after all application materials have been submitted.

Prerequisite

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in any field from an accredited college or university.

Application Requirements for the MA in Transpersonal Psychology Program

Application Form

Fill out the application form online or print out the application form and submit it to admissions@sofia.edu.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $55 (US dollars) is required with your application. You may pay by check, money order, credit card, or online.

​Submit All Official School Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities which you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to:

Admissions at admissions@sofia.edu   (we prefer electronic files if possible)

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

TOEFL Exam (if applicable) – request scores to be sent to Sofia University

Please refer to International Student Admission Requirements at Here.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

Applicants submitting transcripts from outside the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts through World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org. Please check out our International Application Requirements for more detailed information regarding the International Admissions process.

Please note: Once submitted, all application materials become the property of Sofia University and will not be returned, reprinted or photocopied.

Prerequisite

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in any field from an accredited college or university.

Application Requirements for the MS in Computer Science Program

Application Form

Fill out the application form online or print out the application form and submit it to admissions@sofia.edu.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $55 (US dollars) is required with your application. You may pay by check, money order, credit card, or online.

​Submit All Official School Transcripts

Contact all prior accredited colleges or universities which you have attended and request that your transcripts be sent to:

Admissions at admissions@sofia.edu  (we prefer electronic files if possible)

Admissions Office
Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

TOEFL Exam (if applicable) – request scores to be sent to Sofia University

Please refer to International Student Admission Requirements at Here.

Foreign Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

Applicants submitting transcripts from outside the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of these transcripts through World Education Services (WES): http://www.wes.org. Please check out our International Application Requirements for more detailed information regarding the International Admissions process.

Prerequisite

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA in any field from an accredited college or university.

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Application Form

Fill out the application form online.

Apply Now!

Questions? Contact an admissions counselor by email at admissions@sofia.edu or by calling 1-888-98-SOFIA (1-888-987-6342).

Sofia University does not discriminate. All interested individuals who meet the admissions criteria are encouraged to apply.