John F Kennedy University

Pleasant Hill Campus

Consciousness & Transformative Studies


3031 Tisch Way

Second Floor

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

United States


(800) 696-5358

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Consciousness and Transformative Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Consciousness & Transformative Studies program provides a 58-unit curriculum with courses that challenge students’ beliefs, examine the relationship between consciousness and the world, and explore new possibilities for personal, social, and global transformation. Courses in new physics, environmental sustainability, and neurophilosophy provide a new scientific paradigm for the study of consciousness and transformation. Personal growth and creativity are explored through courses in myth, symbol, dreams, and indigenous knowledge. The examination of East/West traditions presents different paths to spiritual awareness. The nature of intelligence, insight, and human consciousness is explored through courses in transpersonal and integral psychologies. Students may choose 5–7 units of electives plus an additional three units of self-exploration from various programs throughout the University. To complete the degree program, students can choose either a four-unit thesis or a two-unit integrative project. Optional Specializations Students who wish to focus their studies more deeply in one area may elect to declare an optional specialization in one of the following areas: dream studies; culture and consciousness; consciousness and healing; and ecotherapy and deep sustainability.


John F. Kennedy University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation entitles the University to participate in federal student financial aid programs. The University is approved for veterans’ training. Students and graduates of the University are accepted by other colleges and universities upon transfer. In addition, many businesses, government agencies, industries, and other employers recognize the value of advanced study at the University and approve reimbursement to their employees for all or a portion of their tuition costs.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 58 Quarter Units

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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