Sophia students engage in graduate level learning that requires serious study, deep reflection on the great issues of our time, a growing self-awareness, and the ability to develop both their written and oral communication skills. All students are expected to use basic computer skills in the teaching-learning process. As adult learners, students are expected to engage actively in group discussions with faculty and their peers, and take responsibility for accomplishing the learning outcomes for the program, and individual courses.
Sophia seeks to make graduate level learning available and accessible to present day adult learners. Courses involve minimal on campus engagement and online course components. The curriculum is designed to lead students not only to a compelling understanding of the big picture, but toward practical ways of implementing the Sophia vision on the ground. Candidates for the master’s degree, and graduate certificate must have a 3.0 GPA.