Naropa students sitting in groups on the Naropa Green
Naropa students sitting in groups on the Naropa Green
Goddard College Welcome

Welcome Goddard Students

We See You & We Are Here for You

Naropa University has recently been named a preferred transfer institution for Goddard College. We recognize this is an incredibly difficult time for students of Goddard, a beloved institution with a deep history of academic excellence, social impact, and innovation. We are working quickly to meet your needs and help you to know if Naropa is the right place for you.

No matter where you are in this journey, we see you. And we will meet you where you are. We believe that Naropa’s approach to contemplative education, along with our commitment to building a more beautiful and just Naropa, will provide a strong, supportive, mindful community where you will feel safe, welcomed, and heard. 

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts, with Majors in

  • Art Therapy
  • Art Therapy Online
  • Creative Writing & Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Studies Online
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Online
  • Psychology
  • Psychology Online
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Yoga Studies

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts Degrees

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Concentrations in
    • Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling
    • Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling (low-residency option) 
    • Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling
    • Somatic Counseling, Somatic Counseling: Dance/Movement Theories & Practice
    • Transpersonal Contemplative Art–Based Counseling
  • Ecopsychology
  • Yoga Studies

Master of Divinity Degree 

Master of Fine Arts Degrees

  • Creative Writing (Low-residency program)
  • Creative Writing & Poetics

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

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Jenna Priest

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Prospective students last names H-Z

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with your counselor

Rachel Thompson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions 

Prospective students with last names A-G

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with your counselor

Jeffrey Neering

Graduate Admissions Counselor
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with your counselor

Olivia Phipps

Graduate Admissions Counselor

Matt Powers

with your counselor

Matt Powers

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

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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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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.