For the past 30 years, the Master of Arts (MA) in Transpersonal Studies has been the hallmark degree of Atlantic University. Founded upon Transpersonal Psychology, the MA in Transpersonal Studies has served as a method of delivering a master’s degree in a field related to the Edgar Cayce philosophy—a holistic approach to understanding the human experience with an emphasis on human transformation, self-expansive states, exceptional human experiences, and interconnectedness. This degree program has served many students and graduates, providing them with a launching pad for their pursuits of gaining knowledge and wisdom on the spiritual path with an outcome of producing something of value—many students used their gained knowledge and expertise to write books, enhance their careers or start new ones, or to synthesize their beliefs with their actions, living their path.
At Atlantic University, we have seen the tremendous benefits of this program on our students and graduates for it truly is a life-changing experience. At the same time, we have strived to properly express these benefits to the public at large. However, the MA in Transpersonal Studies has not provided as tangible of a degree outcome as other programs offer in more mainstream academic studies. With this in mind, we have changed the name of the degree program to a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology, fulfilling the original intention of this tremendously valuable program while better articulating the degree itself and its outcome for our graduates.
Only minimal changes have been made to the curriculum since the courses already teach numerous elements of transpersonal psychology, although a brand new course will be offered starting in 2017, titled “Foundations of Transpersonal Psychology,” which will serve to educate students on the evolution of transpersonal psychology from humanistic psychology as well as to provide a solid overview of transpersonal psychology itself. We are very pleased to be offering this life-changing degree to the public and hope you will take some time to explore it for yourself.