The Transpersonal Psychology program is designed to be an innovative learning experience, transforming each student from the inside out. This program integrates the body/mind/spirit wisdom into every aspect of the curriculum. With this mosaic of academics, the student has the opportunity to not only embody personal transformation at a core level but also participate in positively impacting the holistic transformation in others.
Specializations offer a variety of options students may use to pursue their interests and educational goals. While each specialization has distinctive differences from the other, each can equip the student to make a profound global impact. The five specializations are:
- General Studies
- Applied Spirituality
- Leadership and Conflict Transformation
*Only one specialization is allowed
Faculty member, Nick Atlas, PhD, talks about the human potential and interconnectedness associated with the teachings and philosophies of Transpersonal Psychology.
The founding principle of the Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology* is the recognition of the existence of a dimension to human nature greater than the individual. The basic philosophy is that connecting with this larger part of oneself is instrumental in heightening and invigorating creativity, health, and full human potential. Therefore, the curriculum in the Master’s program focuses on the nature of humanity, the nature of the universe, the nature of reality, and holistic living. This principle is expressed through twin goals. The program encourages students to test personally and to apply these core concepts in order to grow toward integration of body, mind, and spirit. The program also encourages students to transform the growth they experience into profound service to others.
This unique experience is available to those seeking profound personal growth and enrichment through Master’s level instruction. The academic program is designed to be an innovative learning experience that will not only expand the student’s vocabulary and knowledge in this field of study but will also work to augment various professional career paths.
Courses at Atlantic University are delivered in an asynchronous online environment. Asynchronous online learning allows students to view instructional materials each week at any time they choose. Your online classroom will provide materials for reading, lectures for viewing, assignments for completing, and exams for evaluation. You can access and satisfy these requirements on your own schedule so long as you meet the expected deadlines. Common methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, pre-recorded video content, virtual libraries, lecture notes, and online discussion boards or social media platforms.
Upon successful completion of the Transpersonal Psychology degree program the student will be able to:
• Examine the major theories, research, and practices of
transpersonal psychology, transpersonal studies and
related disciplines and their impact on the physical,
emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of human
• Apply experiential modalities such as meditation,
dreamwork and journaling in order to gain perspective
on who they are and explore aspects of positive,
personal and professional transformation;
• Exercise critical, creative, and intuitive reasoning through
a variety of holistic readings and research projects, as
well-written and interactive assignments;
• Communicate transpersonal awareness and experiences
from a place of grounded and informed self-reflection,
within the context of the course material;
• Integrate what they have learned into their own lives to
facilitate transformation of themselves, their community,
and the world.
*The Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology program is intended for those who want to pursue a non-clinical degree in psychology. Students who complete this program are not certified to counsel patients and cannot qualify for clinical licensure.