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Now accepting Spring applications for our Palo Alto and Costa Mesa campus. Classes begin April 5th, 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!

Find the Program That's Right for You

Make a difference in your life and your community

Leadership & Life Coach Certificate

Inspire greatness in others with Sofia’s 100% online certificate program. The next start is scheduled to begin on January 8, 2021.

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.

MA in Transpersonal Psychology

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

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 Sofia?

Embrace the Sofia Difference

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.

Embrace the Journey

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. 

Embrace a Diverse Community

At Sofia, you will embrace a learning community that challenges, inspires and stimulates you. Surround yourself with like-minded, passionate individuals taking on our undergraduate, masters, certificate and graduate programs, and grow together.

Staying Student-Centered

Through COVID-19

November 16, 2020:

Update: Sofia University is proud to announce that thirty-two eligible students applied for the $15,000 fund and will be awarded $469 each. The students were notified on November 13, 2020. 

During this time of great difficulty and uncertainty, we the Sofia CARES Act Fund Committee, appreciate your continued commitment to the safety and welfare of our entire extended community.

For more information on the CARES Act Fund please visit our Emergency Financial Aid Grants Resources Page

Being a student-centered university means putting our students at the top of our priority list and making sure we’re doing everything possible to continue to provide the best educational experience during this pandemic.


We recently sent out a survey to make sure we’re doing just that, and the response has been positive! We invite you to hear what our students have to say about Sofia’s transition from face-to-face to virtual course instruction. 

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