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Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology ITP’s MA in Transpersonal Psychology is a two-year course of study designed for adult learners eager for an intimate educational environment, personal transformation, and preparation for becoming agents for change. The program’s professional objective is to develop open and compassionate graduates whose knowledge of transpersonal practices, scholarly arts, and relational skills prepare them for doctoral level study, enhancement of their current career path, and a change of professional direction. The MATP program is designed to foster a community of learning that cultivates dialogue and an exchange of ideas. Faculty and students together explore new paradigms of learning, community, spirituality, creativity, and awareness. Personal experience is highly regarded and forms the basis by which students critique psychological theories and models. Students are introduced to scholarship that both informs and transforms, and spans intellectual understanding, emotional intelligence, embodied knowing, and spiritual insight. They engage in experiential learning practices that embrace whole-person activities: applied learning, group activities, individual creative and reflective processes, and dynamic classroom interaction with world-class faculty. The MATP is structured to allow flexibility of course load and hours of attendance. Students have the choice of taking only the required classes (7 or 8 units per quarter) and being on campus as little as one evening and one day per week or registering for as many as 11 units per quarter, enjoying our rich elective course offerings, specializations, and any or all campus services and events. If you wish to focus your study in a particular area of transpersonal psychology, the MATP program offers a choice of three optional specializations: Creative Expression uses multiple creative modalities for in-depth personal exploration and expression as well as for increasing capacities for creative thinking and doing in those communities we wish to serve.

Program Highlights •  Transpersonal theory, practice, scholarship •  Integrated program design for whole-person education •  World-class faculty •  Experiential learning and transformative training •  Program flexibility allows students to work •  Optional Specializations. o Creative Expression o Transpersonal Education & Research o Transformational Life Coaching

Career Opportunities Knowledge, personal development, and skills gained in the MATP program can be applied to various fields: •  Health care •  Education •  Community services •  Social activism •  Training and development •  Consultative work in both corporate and public sectors

Transpersonal Education & Research incorporates personal mentoring by ITP faculty engaged in leading edge research to help prepare students for applying scholarly skills within organizations and/or higher education. Transformational Life Coaching provides students with the tools and training to facilitate change within a private coaching practice, with corporate clients, or as an enhancement to a current career. The program is designed to prepare students for doctoral level study, in either ITP’s on-campus or on-line Ph.D. program. For more information, contact Ann Skinner-Jones at, phone (650) 493-4430 ext. 271


Residential Programs: Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology “This program has inspired my sincerest effort to develop as an influential scholar and expand my awareness of the infinite consciousness.” - Nick Fortino, student

ITP’s integrated and experiential Master’s in Transpersonal Psychology includes four essential areas of study: Philosophical Foundation, Learning in Community, Research/Scholarly Skills, and Applied Transpersonal Learning. Each quarter consists of classes in every area. In addition, 21 elective units may be taken (up to 11 total units per quarter) within our various degree programs, with no additional tuition. Required Coursework

Selected list of Elective Courses

Learning in Community - 10 units Four-Day Retreats (2 per year) Appreciation of Differences Professional Development Intensive

Altered States of Consciousness Art Based Research Dream Therapy Enneagram Environmental Psychology Expressive Arts Goddess Group Process Journaling Language of the Body Methods in Spiritual Guidance: Dreams Mindfulness Music and Ritual Phenomenology of Perception Psychedelics Psychology of Spiritual Development Psychosynthesis Somatic Psychology Spiritual Emergence Sufism Theatre and Social Change World Religions

Philosophical Foundation - 14 units Transpersonal & Spiritual Psychology Creative Expression Phenomenology Human Development Social Psychology Applied Transpersonal Learning - 6 units Mind-Body Integration: Aikido (one year) Transformative Training (one year) Research/Scholarly Skills - 15 units Critical Theories/Critical Thinking Scholarly Writing Engaged Research Transpersonal Research Interdisciplinary Applications of Transpersonal Psychology Engaged Spirituality Consciousness Studies Capstone Integration Project Total Required Units: 45

Prerequisites: • •

Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA from an accredited school Foundational psychology course(s) may be required by the program chair

Note: Students are required to receive 20 hours of personal therapy in Year 1 and 10 hours of spiritual guidance in Year 2.

For more information, contact Ann Skinner-Jones at, phone (650) 493-4430 ext. 271

Residential Master's in Transpersonal Psychology Program Information  

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