MA in Ecopsychology

Naropa University

Date Posted: Aug. 22, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 2 years
Distance: Both
Commitment: Part-Time


Naropa University’s low-residency Master of Arts degree in Ecopsychology integrates psychology and ecological issues in the study of human-nature relationships. It offers theoretical grounding in ecopsychology along with transpersonal psychology, contemplative nature awareness practices, wilderness immersion, service learning, and mindfulness training.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • demonstrate expertise in the concepts, themes, practices, theory, methods, history, and current issues of transpersonal ecopsychology.
  • apply and expand their understanding of transpersonal ecopsychology through service and intellectual contributions.
  • demonstrate understanding and respect for service, intellectual rigor, and engaged action as essential in transpersonal ecopsychology.
  • demonstrate a personal, ongoing, and deepening relationship with transpersonal and contemplative practices and an integration of these practices in their lives and academic work.
  • demonstrate qualities of openness to experience, appreciation for difference and diversity, and compassionate communication with peers and faculty.
  • demonstrate maturity and openness in regard to diversity, inclusivity, and pluralism, appreciating and integrating perspectives of difference and unity. This growing maturity and openness is the basis for community and leadership within the program, in service-learning placements and in the world.

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