How to Apply

Naropa seeks graduate students who have a strong appetite for learning and enjoy experiential education in a rigorous academic setting. Those interested in engaging in a personally transformative program within a contemplative community are encouraged to apply.

Programs Accepting Applications for Summer 2015

Programs Accepting Applications for Fall 2015


Priority Deadlines and Important Dates

Naropa University uses a priority policy in order to encourage applicants to apply in a timely manner. All applications received by the priority deadline will be given equal consideration. To ensure fairness, applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

  • Priority deadline for all applications: January 15, 2015*

*While the priority deadline has passed, all of Naropa University’s graduate programs are accepting applications at this time. Contact if you have any questions or concerns.

On-Campus Interview Dates by Program

An on-campus admissions interview is a required part of the admissions process for the following programs. Interviews are available by invitation only. To be considered, a completed application must on file. Late applicants may have individual interviews scheduled on a case-by-case basis.

MA Contemplative Counseling Psychology

  • Friday, February 13, 2015
  • Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Friday, April 24, 2015

MA Somatic Counseling Psychology:  Dance/Movement Therapy and Body Psychotherapy

  • Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015

MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology:  Art Therapy

  • Saturday, February 7, 2015
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015

Please note that the program is no longer accepting applications for fall 2015.The application, requirements, and interview dates for fall 2016 will be available in September.

MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology:  Counseling Psychology

  • Friday, February 6, 2015
  • Friday, February 20, 2015
  • Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Friday, April 10, 2015

MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology:  Wilderness Therapy

  • Friday & Saturday, February 6-7, 2015
  • Friday & Saturday, February 27-28, 2015

 MFA Theater:  Contemporary Performance

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015


Two Ways of Applying

Apply to one of Naropa University's graduate programs in one of the following ways:

  1. Apply online. This is the preferred method for applying. When you apply online, you will be required to submit the application fee with a Visa or MasterCard. Current students, staff, faculty, and alumni are not required to submit an application fee.
  2. Print a paper application and send it to our Office of Admissions. You may also request that an application be mailed to you.

All mailed documents should be sent to the following address:

Naropa University
Office of Admissions
2130 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302