Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology)

  • CA


1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto
United States

About Us

Welcome to Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), the world’s only university dedicated to transformative, transpersonal education since 1975.

Sofia’s etymology—ancient wisdom—is synonymous with its core values and mission. At Sofia U we educate the whole person—mind, body, spirit, heart—and believe in personal transformation as a natural outcome of the educational process. We welcome and embrace all spiritual paths and traditions equally. We are a disparate, diverse and passionate learning community where the empowered voice of the individual matters deeply.

We are practitioners, researchers and scholars. We integrate ritual, creativity, curiosity and play into our daily lives as we learn from and with one another. Our community includes an increasingly more culturally and geographically diverse population, boasting members from all across the USA and more and more from around the world.

Sofia University is a private, non-profit graduate school founded in 1975. Sofia is WASC-accredited and offers Masters, Doctoral, and now Undergraduate Completion Programs in the field of transpersonal psychology and related areas. Located in Palo Alto, California, Sofia U offers distance learning (online) programs gives students the opportunity to study from home, as well as to meet on campus for brief intensive seminars with their cohort and faculty.