The Sophia Center's basic academic course of study offers a master's degree in nine months. It is designed for those who can become full-time students for a traditional late August through May academic year. A rich diversity of courses designed to focus and amplify your spirit.
At the heart of the Sophia Center's course of study is the fourfold wisdom that Thomas Berry offers as a guide to the future: the wisdom of indigenous peoples, the wisdom of women, the wisdom of the classical traditions and the wisdom of science. Our nine-month program for a master's degree or Sophia Certificate offers a rich choice of courses that focus and amplify this wisdom.
Students may also attend this program on a part-time basis, completing their course of study on a schedule that fits their personal needs. Residential arrangements are available on campus. This program may also be taken on a part-time basis over more than two semesters.
The nine-month master’s program requires 31 units of work and is composed of two semesters, each including required and elective courses chosen by the student to augment her/his particular area of interest.
For each student, the nine-month curriculum is organized around one of three areas of interest: Earth, Art, or Spirit. The student chooses one as an area of emphasis, and each semester selects courses outside the Core Course that emphasize that focus. She/He chooses a name for the area of concentration. This name contributes to their work of right livelihood upon graduation.