M.A. Transformational Psychology




M.A. in Transformational Psychology at the University of Philosophical Research

The curriculum for the Master of Arts in Transformational Psychology integrates trans-egoic and transformational perspectives in modern western psychology with the understanding and practices of personal human transformation as described in the world’s great spiritual and mystical traditions.


The faculty for Transformational Psychology represent internationally renowned teachers and experts in the theory and practice of ancient and modern transformational disciplines. These teachers bring an integral, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective to the teaching of their disciplines.

Student Objectives

  • Describe the depth psychological approach to religious experience
  • List and discuss the models of human personality and cosmology as found in Eastern and Western spiritual traditions
  • Describe and discuss several traditional approaches and current research on techniques and methods of ego-transcendence
  • Describe the principles and theories of archetypal symbolism as found in alchemical practice, wisdom tales and mythological traditions
  • Describe in writing “The Classic of Change” (Yijing/I Ching) as it relates to psychological transformation
  • Interpret their dream experiences, and the role of dreaming in their personal lives and in the broader community

Graduate Curriculum

To complete a graduate degree in Transformational Psychology a student must complete 51 credits of coursework (17 courses) and a 3 credit thesis. Of the 17 courses at least 13 must be in the area of psychology (PSY) and 4 electives from philosophy (PSY) or religion (REL).

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Thesis: Student Comprehensive – MCS/MTP 701