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Sofia University

Sofia University

Sofia University


Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) and founded in 1975, is a private, WSCUC-accredited institution. Historically, the University’s academic emphasis has been on providing graduate degree programs in Transpersonal Psychology. We define Transpersonal Psychology as the scientific study of the full range of human experience, which includes the pain of trauma and dysfunction on the one hand and heights of creativity, intuition, and peak functioning on the other. The University has since broadened its program offerings and has integrated a transpersonal focus into all its new degree programs and disciplines, including master’s degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science and bachelor’s completion programs in Business Administration and Psychology.

The graduate school curriculum, initially developed by founder and President Emeritus Robert Frager, Ph.D., focused on six areas of inquiry: the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and creative aspects of life. For further personal development, all on-campus students received instruction in Aikido, a Japanese martial art. Although Aikido is not a required element of the curriculum today, the University offers other opportunities for students and faculty to engage in embodied practice and experiential ways of knowing and learning.

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  • Palo Alto

    Sofia University 1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto