Originally established as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP), Sofia University is the birthplace of the Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology (MATP). Our innovative and multidimensional program combines theory and practice, instilling in you the ability to serve both professional and community settings. The MATP is primarily an online program, with a residency component twice during the two-year program for 5 consecutive days each. These seminars are conducted like retreats, either in person (*safety permitting) or through virtual teleconferencing.
As you move through the MATP program, our faculty invite you to select one of three concentrations to support your calling to this field: Transformative Life Coaching, Creativity and Innovation, or Spiritual Psychology. In addition, we also offer the option of including a secondary concentration in Transpersonal Ecopsychology.
State Authorizations for Distance Education
Sofia University is licensed, registered, authorized, certified, or formally exempt in the following states and territories as indicated on our State Authorizations page.
The MATP curriculum is designed as a journey to guide you toward a continual deepening, diversifying, and reimagining of your approach to living. This is achieved through scholarly readings, experiential learning, integration and creative exercises. Your courses and seminars lead to enhanced consciousness, transformation, spiritual practice, and application of transpersonal principles in service to your communities. Faculty members facilitate whole-person instruction in a dynamic format within a close learning community. We invite you to contemplate innovations related to social justice, peace, and joy. Join us in the cultivation of professional leadership skills, transcendent self-awareness, and expanded consciousness.
Faculty serve as academic advisors who guide students through their educational journey, helping them select courses that attain their academic and professional goals and complete the program in a timely manner. Your academic advisors will be an essential part of your MATP experience, supporting you in sensing and integrating resonant meanings and their contributions to your overall education and professional endeavors.
The MATP journey will take 2 years to complete as a full-time student; part-time study can also be arranged.
Whole-person, transformative, experiential learning.
Grounding in transpersonal theories, principles, and practices.
Exploration of transpersonal, spiritual, ecological, and creative practices.
Meaningful practicum experiences.
Collaborative, dynamic participatory classrooms led by dedicated teachers.
Reflection on personal stories of transformation.
Alignment with right livelihood through the development of personal vision and goals.
Pick the path that speaks to your journey – both personally and professionally.
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We understand that enrolling in a university to begin your academic journey is a big step. Our dedicated admissions team is here to guide you through the admissions process and identify the right program for you and your career goals. Visit our admissions page to learn more about our simple application process.
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