Ecopsychology MA (low-residency)

Ecopsychology integrates psychology with ecology in the study of human/nature relationships. At Naropa University, contemplative practice and transpersonal psychology provide a foundation for this integration. The result is a unique contemplative and transpersonal orientation to the field of ecopsychology. The low-residency Master of Arts in Ecopsychology program is a two-year, 38-credit program that begins with a 10-day residential intensive at Shambhala Mountain Center. It then continues with students learning from their own home places online during the fall and spring semesters. Students also attend a 5-day intensive course in Boulder each January, and begin the second year with a two-week summer intensive that includes a rites of passage wilderness camping trip. Coursework integrates theory, experiential learning, and contemplative practice in the study of ecopsychology, including ecoresilience strategies. This is not a clinical program and does not lead to licensure. Students complete both written and service-learning projects.