Viridis Graduate Institute: International School of Ecopsychology

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VGI’s interdisciplinary programs in ecopsychology and sustainability create a new framework for global citizenship and for being residents on the planet.

The Master of Arts in the Social Sciences with an Emphasis in Ecopsychology & Sustainability (MASSES)

Combines experiential and inquiry based learning in a dynamic online global classroom with instruction in natural settings (ReWilding Residency), making education a more diverse, expansive and inclusive experience.

 2nd Cohort beginning fall 2015. Open Enrollment.

PhD in Ecopsychology & Sustainability

A doctorate degree in ecopsychology deepens an ecological, psychological, and evolutionary understanding of complexity and resiliency within relationships. It expands ways in which to apply ecopsychological ideas, practices and assessments across diverse vocational or entrepreneurial areas.

 1st Track beginning fall 2015. Open Enrollment.

Executive Certificate Program in Adaptive Leadership in Ecopsychology & Sustainability

Unparalleled in quality and flexibility.  We know you are busy and yet, want to expand upon your professional development and personal educational goals. This 14 week comprehensive course is designed for working professionals from any occupational field who wish to gain a thorough understanding of ecopsychology and its personal and vocational applications.

Spring Executive Program beginning April 1 – June 9, 2015. Open Enrollment.


Introduction to Ecopsychology

This 5 week course is an excellent overview of the basic concepts of ecopsychology and how you might apply them in your life, work, and community.

Introduction course taught quarterly. Next class: April 9 – May 7, 2015. Open Enrollment.

Viridis Graduate Institute provides Proffessional Development services for your business, organization or corporation.

The astonishing story of how whales keep the oceans alive – and alter the composition of the atmosphere.

Written and narrated by George Monbiot. Produced and directed by SustainableHuman.

Viridis, Latin for “green, to sprout” or the notion of “green life,” promises to be one of the most important and visionary movements in this day of profound change. If you are a conscious, awake and participatory citizen today, you must be engaged in the preservation of our planet and its beautiful natural world. Viridis Graduate Institute stands out as an educational organization that appreciates both the ecological and the psychological dimensions involved in this effort. –Thomas Moore, Author, Care of the Soul



Viridis Graduate Institute’s ecopsychology program participates in the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) under the auspices of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote awareness and activities pertaining to education for sustainability.


Earth Charter

VGI endorses the Earth Charter. We embrace the spirit and aims of the document. We pledge to join the global partnership for a just, sustainable, and peaceful world and to work for the realization of the values and principles of the Earth Charter.