Ecopsychology Degree Programs
Ecopsychology Degree Programs
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has. _Margaret Mead
Ecopsychology Degree Programs Overview
Master of Arts in Social Sciences with Emphasis in Ecological Psychology and Environmental Humanities Program
2-year, 54-credit program
Doctoral students may choose from either track.
Doctor of Arts in Ecological Psychology and Environmental Humanities Program
Doctor of Arts in Ecological Psychology and Environmental Humanities Program with a Specialization in Climate Response and Resilience
3-year, 90-credit program
Viridis Graduate Institute’s academic term: Quarter system. There are 3 courses per 10-week quarter.
Ecological Psychology (Ecopsychology) is an educative approach that recognizes we live with a responsive planet that acts upon us as much as we act upon it.
This obligatory relationship with a shared home planet requires us to examine and transform the reality of our narratives and their exploitative activities.
Problems communities face today, from climate disasters, ecological and social justice conflicts, lack of access to education, physical and mental health, and economic fairness, to the destruction caused by ecocide, culturecide, and genocide, are not new.
These interrelated problems stem from human narratives and their practices – from our psychology.
Therefore, Viridis Graduate Institute has designed unique graduate programs that develop ecological literacy and psychological capacities necessary for reconfiguring detrimental narratives and practices underpinning our communal and planetary problems.
The Study of Ecological Psychology
The study of ecological psychology explores how ecological processes of energy exchange, diversity, change, decay & renewal, and relationship work psychologically, and how they underpin every human narrative and behavior.
Consequently, the narratives we use to story the world matter. Therefore, by changing the narrative, one changes the behavior and therefore the practices toward the planet and each other.
A Career-Changing Education
Most industries recognize that policies and practices must include ecological literacy and psychological skills. Therefore, highly sought-after skills such as creativity, ethical thinking, innovative strategies, collaboration, imagination, communication confidence, ecological knowledge, psychological sensibilities, and problem-solving leadership are taught within the curriculum.
An education in ecological psychology is one of involvement with the world. A psychological evolution of different naturehuman and natureculture narratives, ethics, and manner of living with a shared, agential, and finite planet.
Viridis Graduate Institute extends an understanding of collaborative survival into the way in which we understand and respond to the planet’s problems, beauty, and needs.
We look forward to your participation.