Get a contemplative education that fits your life.
At Naropa University, we recognize that not everyone can relocate to Boulder, Colo. That’s why we’ve created distance-learning programs that combine the high engagement of our campus experience with online classes.
Each low-residency degree program brings you to Colorado for in-person, in-depth experiences, while also allowing you to continue your work and community engagements.
For example, the Ecopsychology master’s starts with a thirteen-day residency, continues with a five-day campus intensive later in the program, then culminates in a rite-of-passage wilderness experience. The Yoga Studies program asks you to attend two in-person retreats that offer meditation immersion and introduce courses for the upcoming semester.
At the intersection of nature and mental health is the discipline of Ecopsychology. This two-year master’s degree in psychology online, offered in a low-residency format, explores the idea that people’s health and planetary health are inextricably intertwined.
Naropa’s two-to-three-year master’s in Yoga Studies offers an experiential and intellectually rigorous look at yoga’s history, philosophy and practices along with exposure to contemporary issues in the field such as cultural appropriation.
Naropa’s three-year master’s in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling takes a multidimensional approach to online degrees in counseling, emphasizing meditation practice, Gestalt principles, Jungian studies and body awareness.
Rooted in Buddhist philosophy, Naropa’s 3.5-year MDiv program combines theoretical religious studies and personal growth with practical chaplaincy experience.