Viridis Graduate Institute: International School of Ecopsychology


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

VGI has an intrinsic interest in recruiting outstanding applicants who will return to advance sustainability in their own communities, regions, and in the world. The Office of Admissions is here to support you through the process of applying and choosing the best payment plan for your educational experience at VGI.

Application Deadline

Applications are due June 1 of program year.

Online classes begin September 14, 2015.

It is highly recommended that you apply AND submit all required application materials as early as possible. In most cases, the earlier we receive your complete application, the sooner you will receive an admission decision.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online Masters Application Form
  2. Request two letters of recommendation.
  3. Request official transcripts from current and previously attended colleges and universities.
  4. Have letters of recommendation and transcripts emailed to VGI at: with your name in subject line.
  5. You may also mail your forms to VGI at the address below.

Viridis Graduate Institute
414 Avenida de la Vereda, Ojai, CA. 93023 USA

Admissions Process

  1. Your application will be reviewed once all application materials have been received.
  2. An interview will be set up between you and a VGI faculty member. Please allow 1 hour for this interview.
  3. You will be contacted within one week of the interview at the email address in your application with information about your admission status.


Payment plans are available. If you are accepted into the program and choose to enroll, you will be expected to make your initial payment before the program starts, according to the payment plan selected in your application. VGI accepts cash, checks, and credit cards at no additional cost to the student. Payments can be made online using our secure Payment Form or by check. VGI does not accept post-dated checks and will not hold any check for deposit.

Please contact VGI with any questions about this process.

Creating a more conscious world through education and action

VGI Fast Facts

All programs are online in live interactive format

Masters Program

  • Length of program: 2 years with Summer Internship
  • ReWilding Residency – students meet with instructors in natural habitat twice a year.
  • Open Enrollment

PhD Program

  • Length of program: 1 year
  • ReWilding Residency – students meet with instructors in natural habitat twice a year.
  • Open Enrollment

Executive Certificate Program: Adaptive Leadership in Ecopsychology & Sustainability

  • NEW course April 15 – July 15, 2015.
  • Length of program: 14 weeks (semester)
  • Open Enrollment. CEU’s available.

Introduction to Ecopsychology

  • January 8 – Feb. 5, 2015.
  • Spring course April 9 – May 7.
  • Length of course: 5 weeks
  • CEU’s available.