Frequently Asked Questions
Creation Spirituality (CS) honors all of creation as an original blessing. Creation Spirituality integrates the wisdom of Western spirituality and global indigenous cultures with the emerging post-modern scientific understanding of the universe and the awakening artistic passion for creativity which reveals the inter-relatedness of all beings. The Creation Spirituality movement seeks to integrate the wisdom of western spirituality and global indigenous cultures with the emerging scientific understanding of the universe and the passionate creativity of art.
Students come from all over the world, including all parts of the United States and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. They represent a diverse ethnic, spiritual, and professional mix. Students range in age from 20’s to 70’s, which tends to create a wonderful learning environment.
Matthew Fox often says that this degree makes you a better person whatever that may mean for you; a better parent, a better artist, a better businessperson, a better teacher, a better friend. Graduates have put their training to use as health care workers, therapists, environmental and ecological activists, business professionals, professional folk singers, hospital ministers and others who plan to reinvent the work they did before their study.
Our graduates include a politician elected to the Canadian Parliament, an assistant District Attorney of Houston, creators of spiritual centers, and founders of a publishing house.
Financial Aid in the form of Loans and Grants is available for students in the Masters Program.
Some students study part time in either the weekday or weekend program and work part-time or full-time. Others take federal or personal loans, or use savings to study full-time.
Naropa University Oakland's Master of Liberal Arts program is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA). Naropa's Main campus in Boulder, Colorado has been accredited since 1986, and the Oakland Campus is covered by that accreditation. NCA is the appropriate "regional accrediting agency" for all similar public and private institutions of higher education.
The Doctor of Ministry program is fully licensed by the State of California through the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE).
We assist students in their search for housing locally, and have recently rented a house for some of our incoming students.
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