Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology in Chinese



The Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology (MATP) degree program offers an opportunity for students to study the theories and practices of transpersonal psychology. The program prepares students to apply this knowledge to a range of professional and community settings. Students also have the option of pursuing a certificate in Dream Studies.
超个人心理学文学硕士 (MATP) 学位课程为学生提供了学习超个人心理学理论和实践的机会。该项目帮助学生将这些知识应用到一系列专业领域和社区实践中。学生还有机会完成梦境研究证书。

The program is designed for transformative learning, integration of transpersonal and wisdom principles, and development and application of skills for personal and professional contribution. According to O’Sullivan1, transformative learning fosters enhanced awareness and consciousness in people, communities, and frames of reference. It encourages the vision of alternative approaches to living and posits the possibility of social justice, peace, and joy. Students are guided in their cultivation of leadership skills, self-knowing, and professional consciousness.

The MATP is an online program. Some online courses may require participation in synchronous teleconference sessions. The program includes special topic seminars.

Application Materials 申请材料

  • Application via < > 邮件联系全球学院 <> 进行申请
  • Form of identification ID护照/身份证复印件
  • Application form 申请表格填写
  • Copy of Bachelor’s Diploma 本科学位证复印件 
  • Diploma Verification 学信网学历认证报告(若学位从中国大陆取得)或海外学历认证报告
  • Statement of Purpose 个人陈述
  • Acknowledgment of program design and expectations 签署项目学程规划知情书
  • Other supporting documents (if applicable) 其他支持材料 (按申请人具体情况和要求)
  • Faculty interview (if applicable) 项目教授面试 (按申请人具体情况和要求)

Criteria for Admission and Co/Prerequisites

  • Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students without a background in psychology or related field (as determined by the Program Chair) may be required to take some prerequisite/co-requisite psychology classes.

• 申请者必须拥有经认可的学院或大学或国际同等学历的学 士学位或更高学位,且 GPA 最低为 3.0。
• 没有心理学或相关领域背景(由项目主席确定)的学生, 可能需要参加一些必修的心理学课程。

1O’Sullivan, E. (2002). The project and vision of transformative education: Integral transformative learning. In E.V. O’Sullivan, A. Morrell, & M. A, O’Connor (Eds.), Expanding the boundaries of transformative learning (pp. 1-12). Palgrave.

Curriculum as Journey


The MATP curriculum is designed as a journey that includes scholarship, experiential learning, integration, increased consciousness, transformation, spiritual practices, creative expression, embodiment, and application of transpersonal education in service to greater communities. Faculty members facilitate whole-person instruction in a dynamic format within a close learning community. There is a high level of group discussion, participatory learning, and shared experiences. Instructors guide students in setting goals that enable them to make contributions to their families, communities, and professional fields.

Practicum experiences take place in the student’s home community and are chosen to prepare the student for future professional work or provide new tools for current professional work in their area of Concentration.

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. Academic advisors are an essential part of students’ experience and play a central role in assisting them in finding meaning and relevance in their transpersonal education.

The MATP in Chinese program can be completed in seven seasons on a full-time basis. It can also be completed on a part-time basis.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology program, students will be able to:

  • Reflect upon the meaning of whole-person development, including growth in mind, body, spirit, creativity, and community, and apply that understanding to their own personal and professional lives.
  • Blend theories and practices of transpersonal psychology with those in a professional concentration area(s).
  • Employ multiple ways of accessing information, expressing self, and working with others in a professional Concentration area.
  • Articulate shifts and developments in their own thought processes, including the assumptions they bring to situations, as these relate to their program of study.
    阐明自己思维的转变和发展过程, 包括觉察个人的假设如何影响每个当下。
  • Use reflective scholarship and transpersonal theories and practices to create an action plan that addresses the needs of a community, organization or professional area. 使用运用反思性的学术、超个人的理论和实践来制定行动计划从而满足社区、组织或专业领域的需求。
Degree Requirements


To receive a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology degree, students must successfully complete a minimum of 42 units. The following are specific degree requirements:

要获得超个人心理学硕士学位,学生必须成功完成至少 42 个学分,成绩平均为3.0 或更高。以下是具体的学位要求:

· 21 Units in Required courses completed with B or higher grades. 21必修课程学分,成绩为B 或更高。

· 21 units in Core Course Credits —21核心课程学分

· Elective Core Courses are accepted as core course credits— • 选修核心课程可代替核心课程学分

Core Courses & Core-Electives (21 units)

The Core Courses listed below further develop students with theories, practices, and embodiment of transpersonal and spiritual psychology on a masters level. 

Students must complete at least 21 Core and/or Elective Core credits in addition to the 21 required credits to meet the program requirements. 



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Core-Elective Courses

The Core-Elective Courses listed below provide a core development for our master’s students in the field of transpersonal psychology. As Core-Electives, they can be taken as a stand in for Core credits; they can also be taken as an elective (in addition to the necessary credits needed for graduation).


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Optional Certificates in Chinese


Sofia University's certificate in Dream Studies is offered in our Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. It is one of the few Dream Studies certificate programs in an accredited University in the United States. The program has an interdisciplinary orientation, exploring dreams from transpersonal, integral, psychological, scientific, mythological, spiritual, religious, and cross-cultural perspectives. Chinese students can learn subjects that include sleep, dreams, and states of consciousness; ordinary and extraordinary dreams; dreams as they relate to health and creativity; a practicum in dream sharing with individuals and groups; personal mythology and dreamwork; and a final Certificate integration group presentation.

With five courses to complete, this 13-credit curriculum is taught by Sofia Faculty. This certificate is designed for students, researchers, counselors, therapists, and anyone with a desire to explore dreams in a way that is applicable to personal development and/or careers in higher education, research, counseling, coaching, writing, and other careers where healing, creativity, imagination, inspiration, and transformation are important.

The Dream Studies certificate can be earned alone or in combination with our Transpersonal Psychology Masters in Chinese or Doctoral Program in Chinese.  The following courses fulfill Dream Studies certification requirements:

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MATP in Chinese Passing Grade and Grading Chart


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Students must meet all three of the following grade requirements.

Passing Core Required Courses: 

Students must earn a letter grade of B- or above for all Core Required courses.

Passing Core Elective Courses:

Students must earn a letter grade or C- or above for all Core Elective courses.

Passing the program: Students must earn a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for all 42 or above program credits.

MATPC 成績等级表



学生必须在所有核心必修课程中获得 B- 或以上的字母成绩。


学生必须在所有核心选修课程中获得 C- 或以上的字母成绩。

通过课程: 学生必须在所有 42 个或以上的课程学分中获得 3.0 或以上的累积 GPA。