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Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023!

Sofia Alumni Awards
Now accepting nominations for the
2023 Sofia Alumni Awards!

Life Coaching

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We're now accepting Summer applications! Classes begin July 3, 2023. The time is now! Apply today.

We believe a first-rate education should do more than provide a learning environment and experiences that set you up for success in a career. It should include opportunities for self-improvement and allow you to grow as a whole person and contribute meaningfully to your community. 

Speak with our Admissions team to learn more about our programs and decide which is best suited for you. Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll get right back to you! We’re available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST.

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Pursue Your Calling

Sofia University is a community of changemakers preparing students to make a difference in their lives and their communities. Choose from our certificate, bachelor's, master's, or doctorate programs that speak to you and your calling.

Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate

Earn a certificate and gain tools in the booming field of cybersecurity. 

AI Graduate Certificate

Earn your graduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence in as little as 6 months at Sofia!

Leadership & Transformative Life Coach Certificate

Inspire greatness in others with Sofia’s 100% online certificate program and learn about life coaching. 

Dream Studies Certificate

Earn your Dream Studies Certificate 100% online and explore yourself & your dreams.

BA in Psychology

Earn your bachelor of arts degree in psychology in a virtual online format. Flexible format, on-demand scheduling, and competitive tuition.

BS in Business Administration

Earn your bachelor of science in business in a virtual online format. Designed for students looking to complete their undergrad on their terms.

MA in Counseling Psychology

Through this pandemic, we’re learning and recognizing the importance of psychotherapists. Incorporating a stronger focus on telemedicine is just one of the many things we’re doing to pivot our program.

MS in Computer Science

Push the envelope in the growing field of computer science by completing your MS in as little as 18 months.


Give yourself a raise with Sofia’s affordable 2-year MBA program. GRE/GMAT not required.

MBA Online

Chinese Language

Sofia University’s innovative Chinese Language MBA program provides students with a rigorous immersion into the functional areas of business while leveraging the unique spirit of transpersonal psychology. Sofia’s MBA program emerges from the humanistic, holistic, and even spiritual approach to human psychology central to transpersonal studies.

MA in Transpersonal Psychology

Be the change you want to see in your community with a program that leads through the heart. 

MA in Transpersonal Psychology Online

Chinese Language

The Sofia Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology is offered in partnership with Beijing Qiwen Education.

PhD in Transpersonal Psychology

The time to choose an alternative path and explore a new life experience is now. Enhance positive individual, professional, and social transformation by earning your doctorate in transpersonal psychology.

Why Should You Choose Sofia?

We're Different

And dedicated to bringing our unique perspective to contemporary challenges.

For over 40 years, our educational approach has been rooted in transforming the transpersonal – the belief that true transformation requires a deeper understanding of the body, the mind, and the spirit.

At Sofia, you will do more than earn an academically accredited degree taught by distinguished and passionate faculty. You will embrace the fullness of your human capacity to help solve the greatest challenges facing society today.

We're Located in Two Thriving Metro Areas

Choose from our Silicon Valley or Los Angeles campus.

Our accessibility to a diverse mix of cultural, educational, and recreational resources in California gives Sofia students a little bit of everything. 

Whether your journey brings you to Sofia to study computer science, business, or psychology, you will have the opportunity to embrace all that Northern and Southern California have to offer. 

We're Big on Diversity + Community

We don't just teach transpersonal principles, we live it and integrate it into who we are as a university.

At Sofia, you will embrace a learning community that challenges, inspires, and stimulates you. Surround yourself with like-minded, passionate individuals and grow together.

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Introducing the Alumni Referral Program

We believe our Alumni are our best advocates for voicing who are and what separates us from traditional universities, and with their help, we’re positive we can grow our community.

Introducing the Pathways to Heart Podcast

Sofia University is ecstatic to announce the soft launch of Sofia University’s very own podcast – Pathways to Heart! The podcast is brought to you by Sofia’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), led by Dr. John Elfers, Director of the CITL and Dissertation Office.

Announcing the Publication of Sofia’s Wisdom Second Issue: Burning Brightly

Sofia University’s student-led magazine, Sofia’s Wisdom, is back with a new publication! The second edition, Burning Brightly, is a strong image of the empowered, engaging, change-makers who freely share themselves and their passions with their community. This edition features some brilliant guiding lights in the form of student articles and art that exemplifies that theme. Indulge within these pages, and join us in Burning Brightly.

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Providing Transpersonal, Transformative Values Globally Since 2017.

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Sofia University offers various scholarships including the Moving Humanity and Honoring Hero’s scholarships to qualifying Sofia students. 

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