Transpersonal Psychology Graduate Programs

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Transpersonal Psychology Graduate Programs
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Transpersonal psychology graduate programs are offered at many accredited universities in the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that employment opportunities for psychologists will be best for people with Ph.D.s or master's degrees. BLS expects employment prospects for psychologists to grow by 11 to 26 per cent by 2018. Applicants to graduate programs in transpersonal psychology should expect stiff competition. Career paths include hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, health and wellness, couching and corporate management.

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American Pacific University

The American Pacific University in Kailua, Hawaii offers a master's degree in transpersonal psychology. The program aims to integrate studies in psychology and spirituality specifically for professionals in the healing arts field. Students in the transpersonal psychology master's program take coursework in art, philosophy, history, healing and anthropology. You must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be eligible for the program. Tuition for the master's degree is £11,726 for 11 courses and £3,165 for the six-credit thesis or practicum, as of June 2010.

American Pacific University

75-6099 Kuakini Highway

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


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Naropa University

Naropa University was founded by the radical Tibetan Buddhist monk Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974 in an effort to combine consciousness studies with the traditional Western educational system. Naropa offers a master of arts in transpersonal psychology. The low-residency 36-credit program takes most students two years to complete. The coursework is broken up into online courses and two summer intensives of one week each. If you are seeking licensure, consider Naropa's three-year master of arts in transpersonal counselling psychology program. Although the program is not offered online, the school offers flexible weekend, evening and summer courses. Tuition is £21,377 for the two-year program and £34,880 for the three-year licensure program.

Naropa University

2130 Arapahoe Ave.

Boulder CO 80302


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Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) in Palo Alto, California offers five graduate degree options in transpersonal psychology. The 45-credit master of arts (MA) in transpersonal psychology is offered in online and residential formats for students who want to learn the philosophy behind transpersonal psychology but are not seeking clinical licensure. The residential MA in counselling psychology prepares students for licensure to practice in California. The program can be completed in three years by taking evening courses and two years with daytime courses. In addition, ITP offers a residential Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology. Tuition for ITP ranges from £8,511 to £16,590 per year as of June 2010, depending on which program you choose.

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

1069 East Meadow Circle

Palo Alto, CA 94303


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