Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

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Application Deadline Information for Fall 2020:

January 15, 2020 - Drama Therapy deadline
February 15, 2020 - First priority deadline for all other programs: Submit by February 15th for guaranteed review.
​After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications.
March 15, 2020 – 2nd Priority Deadline: Submit by March 15th @ 11:59pm PST.
April 15, 2020 – 3rd Priority Deadline: Submit by April 15 @ 11:59pm PST.
May 15, 2020 – 4th Priority Deadline: Submit by May 15 @ 11:59pm PST. Please note some of our programs are already full and no longer accepting applications - these are Integral Counseling Psychology (weekend and weekday) and Somatic Psychology. We also expect the Expressive Arts Therapy program and Clinical Psychology program to fill shortly.


Climate change and biodiversity loss are among the greatest existential threats humanity has seen. Further, these ecological challenges represent a crisis of values and consciousness. Our program, which offers both an MA and a PhD, allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to these existential threats from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future.

Our unique curriculum explores worldviews and cultural heritages to help us understand and address ecological trauma. We further ask what roles spirituality, philosophy, and religion have both in generating and responding to ecological challenges.

Our program is a nurturing community engaged in revitalizing relationships to our earth and exploring intersections of eco-spirituality, eco-justice, indigenous traditions, and eco-feminism. Our faculty include Elizabeth Allison, Robert McDermott, Jacob Sherman, and Brian Swimme, all of whom work to shape the global dialogue linking spirituality and cosmology with ecology and sustainability.

Elizabeth Allision in a video introduction to the program Intro to Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion (Part 1) Play Video
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Elizabeth Allision continues the video introduction to the program Intro to Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion (Part 2) Play Video
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Admissions Counselor: Richard Wormstall

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