Alumni Careers

Current MA Transpersonal Ecopsychology students have the following careers: university teaching, psychotherapy, business and management training, higher education administration, secondary education, landscaping, state government, school principal, nursing, business coaching, wilderness guiding and many more. Find specific information about the career paths MA Transpersonal Ecopsychology graduates have taken below.

Our graduates apply the MA in Transpersonal Ecopsychology in a variety of career areas, including environmental education and advocacy, education, group facilitation and training, wilderness guiding, workshop and retreat leadership, social services, health care and healing, organizational development, coaching, and community development. Professionals in clinical and counseling psychology may also use it to expand their understanding and practice of how nature can be a part of the healing process.

The MA in Transpersonal Ecopsychology is a nonclinical degree that does not prepare students in counseling, clinical psychology, or psychotherapy. If you are interested in licensure as a professional counselor, please see the MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program.

Career Paths

Here are other examples of what MA Transpersonal Ecopsychology graduates are doing with their degrees.

Developing professional and personal skills and bringing ecopsychological depth to their work.

  • One woman is teaching art at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, where she has created
    a highly successful art, ecopsychology, and meditation program there.
  • One man is a naturopathic doctor with a private practice in Canada. After completing his degree at Naropa, he opened a new clinic connected with a local hospice and also offers trainings for the hospice staff where he brings in ecopsychological and transpersonal concepts.
  • A woman in Colorado owns her own graphic design company. Through this program, she has developed a deep interest in the Transitions Movement and volunteers for them, doing their graphics among many other things.
  • A woman in Puerto Rico used her Ecopsychology degree to begin a successful consulting business with organizations in Puerto Rico that want to integrate environmental consciousness into their activities.

Students who wanted to use the program to gain more clarity on their professional direction.

  • A woman in Salt Lake City, Utah, has owned her own graphic arts business and taught graphic design in a university for many years. She took the program to follow her passions for helping the earth and is now working with a rites of passage organization in Utah run by another Naropa Ecopsychology graduate.
  • A woman in Missoula, Montana, established a green building supply store in addition to community organizing along environmental and personal empowerment themes.
  • A woman in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been hired by an environmental education program to offer green programs and nature-based activities in her local school system.
  • A woman in Tacoma, Washington, was a high school teacher while in the program. In addition to her teaching, she now conducts wilderness rites of passage and ecopsychological programs. Her interests in these areas began in the program, especially the Psychology of Wilderness Experience course.
  • A woman in Silver Spring, Maryland, has a tutoring business with her husband. Through the Transpersonal Service Learning course, she developed a passionate interest in caving and in the welfare of bats on the Eastern seaboard. She now sits on the Executive Committee of the local caving organization and works on behalf of bat habitat.

Students who want to use the program for psychospiritual growth and transformation.

  • A woman in Vancouver, Canada, is a technical writer and has published her own books. Feeling the need to learn and grow in a learning community, especially after she bought a remote ranch in western Canada, she combined her work in the Ecopsychology program with other psychospiritual work she does.
  • A woman in Maryland had been drawn to both Buddhism and ecological work for many years, and she took this program to deepen in those areas.
  • A woman in Oregon felt that there was more to life than her work in a bank. Through this program she has discovered a deep passion for helping kids connect with nature. Her Master’s paper on children and nature and her service work are extensions of her academic and experiential work in the program.

We also recognize that there are many other reasons that students apply to MA Transpersonal Ecopsychology. We look forward to discussing your reasons with you.