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The birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement, Naropa University is challenging mainstream higher education by inviting the whole student—mind, body, and spirit—to show up in the classroom.
 
We believe education shouldn’t be just about acing tests or memorizing facts—but should also help cultivate wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all.
 

Find Your Program

Naropa’s academic programs blend contemplative practices with traditional academic studies, igniting a spark of presence throughout the educational journey. This allows intellectual knowledge and intuitive wisdom to work together, resulting in a sense of purpose and moral clarity that drives professional success and a life of service.

Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling

A love of the natural world. The desire to be of service to others. A belief in the healing power of nature. These are the foundations of Naropa’s Nature-Based Transpersonal […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Naropa’s master’s programs in professional counseling fully embody our motto, “Transform Yourself, Transform the World.” Here, you’ll learn to heal yourself as a means of helping others. If you feel […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Low-Residency Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Clinical experience, academic rigor and deep self-reflection are hallmarks of the Low-Residency Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program at Naropa University. Now more than ever, the world needs mental health professionals who […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Yoga Studies (Low-Residency)

“It’s so amazing to hear what all of my classmates are planning on doing with this degree. There are a couple of yoga teachers who want to become better yoga […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Ecopsychology (Low-Residency)

Deepen your understanding of the human/nature relationship and its importance in re-balancing our world for personal, societal and planetary health. This master’s degree program is both highly experiential and academically […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Divinity

Earn your Master of Divinity at Naropa, the West’s first Buddhist-inspired university. Our interreligious spiritual care degree values innovation and social engagement, while remaining deeply rooted in contemplative practice. Among […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Low-Residency)

Naropa’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing is designed for writers ready to hone their craft and earn their Master of Fine Arts degree through rigorous, cross-genre study. Whether you have […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics

Earn your Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. At JKS, you’ll join a thriving community of writers and artist […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentrations in Somatic Counseling

Somatic Counseling The Somatic Counseling Programs look at the relationship between the mind and body as a dance: as one goes, so goes the other. Grounded in the assumption that […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Gain Clinical counseling skills through the lens of world wisdom traditions at a Buddhist-inspired university named one of the best Counseling Psychology degree colleges in the United States. Due to […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology

Learn to guide others with humility and compassion by earning your master’s degree from the only Buddhist-inspired institution to offer a degree in Buddhist Psychology. Earn your Clinical Mental Health […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Online

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Online Degree Engage with social justice issues, learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics and politics as they relate to earth-based change and participate in […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing & Literature Deepen your storytelling craft and self-awareness with our degree in creative writing and literature, turning your passion into a professional career. REQUEST […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Degree Online

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Online Impact lives with the power of art, mindfulness, and contemplative practice from anywhere in the world with Naropa’s online art therapy degree. REQUEST […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Degree in Art Therapy

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Explore the healing power of art by combining your unique artistic process with the study of traditional and Eastern psychology in Naropa’s Bachelor of […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics, and politics as they relate to earth-based change, engage with social justice issues, and participate in contemplative exercises […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Expand your academic focus to include multiple disciplines, foster a holistic understanding of complex issues, and be better prepared to meet the world as […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Yoga Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Yoga Studies Embrace yogic practice as a way of life and be transformed beyond the mat with the Yoga Studies degree at Naropa, the country’s first […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Find your artistic edge, develop a conscious art practice, and evolve with Naropa’s Visual Arts Degree. REQUEST INFORMATION Program Overview Degree Requirements Why Choose […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study religion from both a contemplative as well as an academic […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology Online

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online Embark on a transformative experience from anywhere in the world as you explore contemplative teachings and modern psychology with a focus on mindfulness and […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Contemplative teachings and modern psychology merge as you prepare for a career of service and catalyze self-discovery with Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. REQUEST […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Online

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Online Degree Engage with social justice issues, learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics and politics as they relate to earth-based change and participate in […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing & Literature Deepen your storytelling craft and self-awareness with our degree in creative writing and literature, turning your passion into a professional career. REQUEST […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Degree Online

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Online Impact lives with the power of art, mindfulness, and contemplative practice from anywhere in the world with Naropa’s online art therapy degree. REQUEST […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Degree in Art Therapy

Bachelor of Arts in Art Therapy Explore the healing power of art by combining your unique artistic process with the study of traditional and Eastern psychology in Naropa’s Bachelor of […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling

A love of the natural world. The desire to be of service to others. A belief in the healing power of nature. These are the foundations of Naropa’s Nature-Based Transpersonal […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Naropa’s master’s programs in professional counseling fully embody our motto, “Transform Yourself, Transform the World.” Here, you’ll learn to heal yourself as a means of helping others. If you feel […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Low-Residency Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Clinical experience, academic rigor and deep self-reflection are hallmarks of the Low-Residency Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program at Naropa University. Now more than ever, the world needs mental health professionals who […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Learn the theories of ecopsychology, economics, and politics as they relate to earth-based change, engage with social justice issues, and participate in contemplative exercises […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Yoga Studies (Low-Residency)

“It’s so amazing to hear what all of my classmates are planning on doing with this degree. There are a couple of yoga teachers who want to become better yoga […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Ecopsychology (Low-Residency)

Deepen your understanding of the human/nature relationship and its importance in re-balancing our world for personal, societal and planetary health. This master’s degree program is both highly experiential and academically […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Divinity (MDiv) Divinity

Earn your Master of Divinity at Naropa, the West’s first Buddhist-inspired university. Our interreligious spiritual care degree values innovation and social engagement, while remaining deeply rooted in contemplative practice. Among […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Low-Residency)

Naropa’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing is designed for writers ready to hone their craft and earn their Master of Fine Arts degree through rigorous, cross-genre study. Whether you have […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics

Earn your Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics from Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. At JKS, you’ll join a thriving community of writers and artist […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Expand your academic focus to include multiple disciplines, foster a holistic understanding of complex issues, and be better prepared to meet the world as […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentrations in Somatic Counseling

Somatic Counseling The Somatic Counseling Programs look at the relationship between the mind and body as a dance: as one goes, so goes the other. Grounded in the assumption that […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Gain Clinical counseling skills through the lens of world wisdom traditions at a Buddhist-inspired university named one of the best Counseling Psychology degree colleges in the United States. Due to […] Learn more
Graduate

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Concentration in Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology

Learn to guide others with humility and compassion by earning your master’s degree from the only Buddhist-inspired institution to offer a degree in Buddhist Psychology. Earn your Clinical Mental Health […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Yoga Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Yoga Studies Embrace yogic practice as a way of life and be transformed beyond the mat with the Yoga Studies degree at Naropa, the country’s first […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts Find your artistic edge, develop a conscious art practice, and evolve with Naropa’s Visual Arts Degree. REQUEST INFORMATION Program Overview Degree Requirements Why Choose […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study religion from both a contemplative as well as an academic […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology Online

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online Embark on a transformative experience from anywhere in the world as you explore contemplative teachings and modern psychology with a focus on mindfulness and […] Learn more
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts in BA in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Contemplative teachings and modern psychology merge as you prepare for a career of service and catalyze self-discovery with Naropa’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. REQUEST […] Learn more

 

Follow Your Heart to Naropa University…

You’re on a heart-first journey—as a scholar, spiritual practitioner, compassionate counselor, planet guardian, equity activist, creative artist, performer, yoga practitioner, experimental writer, outrider poet, or any other path that’s led you here—and you’re ready to take another leap. Follow the impulse of your heart to Naropa and learn, study, grow, and uncover your gifts to contribute to the evolution of society and our planet.

Tap on the heart to take your next step!

 

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A Naropa education is unlike any other. Students from all walks of life and all different parts of the world come here because they are looking for a more meaningful education—one that supports their growth personally as well as professionally.

Transform Yourself, Transform the World

A Naropa education is unlike any other. Students from all walks of life and all different parts of the world come here because they are looking for a more meaningful education—one that supports their growth personally as well as professionally.
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YOU ARE READY.

This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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