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You’re ready to take the next step toward a meaningful career. Naropa University graduate programs can get you there.
Our programs for graduate students are designed to deepen your existing knowledge and help you to master content from the inside out. A Naropa education at any level is infused with self-discovery and compassionate service to others. Our programs for graduate students are especially rich in these areas, offering advanced academics in a setting that will help you grow personally and professionally as you discover your place in the world.
Keep reading to learn more about applying to college and becoming a graduate student at Naropa University.
Learn About Our Graduate Student Programs
Graduate students must apply directly through their program of interest. Applicants may only apply to one program at a time. Because our graduate programs are distinct from one another and designed to fully prepare the student in a particular area, we do not offer combination or interdisciplinary program options.
As an aspiring Naropa graduate student, you’ll find that our application process encourages your openness and contemplation. We promise to offer a holistic application review, ensuring that your voice is heard by the entire review committee.
Naropa’s popular graduate program—the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling—has six unique concentrations, each with its own application process. Find out how to apply to each concentration by following the links below:
Naropa’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics program is a place for graduate students like you to take creative risks, engage in powerful critique, and propel your writing career forward.
If you’re a committed writer who can’t relocate to obtain their MFA, this graduate program is for you. Enroll as a graduate student from your home writing desk.
Deepen your yoga practice and become better equipped to share this ancient practice with others.
Internships for Graduate Students
As a graduate student, you will engage in experiential learning through internships, practicums, and community-based programs. These are high-value opportunities for graduate students, offering hands-on applications for your graduate level studies.
By applying to college in any Naropa graduate program that includes an internship or practicum, you are agreeing to complete and pass drug screenings and background checks, and to submit your current immunization records. Should drug testing be required, medical and recreational marijuana are not exempt.
Graduate Students, Find Your Truth at Naropa
Deepen Your Knowledge
At Naropa, academic rigor meets contemplative practice, allowing graduate students to master content from a place of deep self-reflection. Here, you’ll mine the depths of your chosen field.
Serve Others with Compassion
Here, you’ll engage in acts of service that challenge your assumptions, inspire self-reflection and allow for deep connection to diverse communities.
Find Authentic Community
Naropa students are deeply committed to being themselves, which means you can be yourself here, too. At Naropa, you’ll find your niche and from there, grow into your best self.
Hear from Naropa Graduate Students
—Thea Bosselmann, Creative Writing & Poetics, 2017
—Garen Whitmore, Creative Writing & Poetics, 2017