If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions at 303-546-3572 (1-800-772-6951) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply online and pay the $60 nonrefundable application fee.
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 Shadows & Light (Volume 2: Talks & Reflections): Theory, Research, & Practice in Transpersonal
Psychology (Kaklauskas, Clements, Hocoy, & Hoffman, 2016). 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:
Applicants must have spent a minimum of 100 hours working or volunteering directly with clients, students, or patients in the role of a “helping professional.” A “helping professional” is a person who tends to the physical, emotional, or spiritual needs of others in some way that is appropriate to one’s level of training and experience. This requirement may include working with people with developmental disabilities, homeless, job training for people with disabilities, major mental illness residency, and more.
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 with exact dates of participation.
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.
Due to the number of applications received each year, it may not be possible to schedule an interview for every candidate. The Office of Admissions will assess a candidate’s completed application to determine if the candidate will move forward in the process and be invited to an interview. Interviews are a required part of the admissions process.
2020 Interview Dates:
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 and bachelor's degree by June 30, 2020. To ensure that transcripts of coursework arrive to the Office of Admissions by June 30, 20120, we strongly recommend that all coursework is completed no later than June 1, 2020.
Hybrid applicants must submit an official transcript showing proof of completion of the prerequisite coursework and bachelor’s degree by April 30, 2020. To ensure that transcript of coursework arrive to the Office of Admissions by April 30, 2020, we strongly recommend that all coursework is completed no later than April 1, 2020.
We encourage you to be actively engaged in the admission process. You can check your application status online at MyNaropa. Once your application form has been processed by the Office of Admissions 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.
International Students may not apply at this time to the Hybrid program.
In addition to the graduate admissions requirements, international applicants must also complete the following international applicant admissions requirements:
International applicants must document their English language proficiency by submitting scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests. Applicants must earn the following required scores:
Exceptions are granted for applicants from countries where English is one of the official national languages.
Applicants (including U.S. citizens and permanent residents educated outside of the U.S.) must have all non-U.S. records of secondary and/or post-secondary education evaluated by a professional international education evaluation service. In this case, all non-U.S transcripts should be sent to one of the below evaluation service providers, not to Naropa University. Once the evaluation is completed, the applicant should request that the report be sent directly to: Naropa University, Office of Admissions (2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302).
Naropa works with the three following credential evaluation services. Evaluations will not be accepted by other services.
All undergraduate and graduate applicants must submit a complete course-by-course evaluation.
Please note: international applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree
at an accredited U.S. institution do not need to provide an evaluated transcript.
If accepted to Naropa University, international students are required to submit the following: