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Apply to one of Naropa University's graduate programs in one of the following ways:
Application documents should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
If your current financial situation warrants waiving of your application fee, submit a fee waiver request.
If you completed any coursework at a foreign college or university (other than a study abroad program), an international education evaluation is required.
In a three-to-four page, double-spaced essay, please respond to the following questions.
Refer to Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (B. Cortright, 1997) when writing your essay.
1. Define and clarify your understanding of:
2. All of Naropa University's counseling programs offer skills training and counseling career preparation, diversity work, contemplative practice, community engagement, and deep personal reflection. How are you prepared to participate in this distinctive community, and how would your life and educational goals be reached by attending the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program? Using specific examples from your life experience, please describe your inspiration, intention, and commitment to studying psychotherapy in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program. Describe your vision of how your education will allow you to be of service in the world.
Please be sure to include:
Exposure to fieldwork, ideally, gives you a basis of experience from which to begin to understand the mental health fields, clarify career goals, and determine potential populations of interest. Applicants are required to have had experience in a helping profession, such as mental health work, teaching, nursing, etc. This experience may be gained through paid employment or through volunteering. Specifically:
In a one-to-two page, double-spaced essay, please describe what you have done to complete the 100 hours of required fieldwork experience in direct service to others.
Your resume/CV should detail all pertinent academic, employment, and volunteer history.
Submit copies of your official transcript(s), statement of interest, supplemental essay, and resume/CV.
Two letters of recommendation are required.
Recommendations must be from pertinent academic or professional sources, and may not be from family members, spouses, friends, or current or former therapists or spiritual advisors.
An admissions interview is a required part of the admissions process.
Due to the number of applications received each year, it may not be possible to schedule an interview for every applicant. The Office of Admissions will contact eligible applicants to schedule an interview.
One 3 semester credit course in Theories of Personality or a bachelor’s degree in psychology
All courses are subject to approval and may require additional documentation such as a syllabus or course description.
A grade of "C" or above is required for all prerequisite coursework. All prerequisites are to be completed at accredited academic institutions for credit (not pass/fail or audited). Applicants must submit an official transcript showing proof of completion of the prerequisite coursework by June 1, 2017. To ensure that transcripts of prerequisite coursework arrive to the Office of Admissions by June 1, 2017, we strongly recommend that all prerequisites are completed no later than May 1, 2017.
We encourage you to be actively engaged in the admission process. You can check your application status online at MyNaropa. Once an application has been submitted you will receive login information via email.
Domestic applicants: learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
International applicants: learn more about how to apply for financial aid.
If accepted to Naropa University, international students are required to submit the following: