The University of Santa Monica is dedicated to Communicating the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology Worldwide, through the process of Soul-Centered Education.
The University of Santa Monica, formerly known as Koh-e-nor University, was founded in March of 1976 in Los Angeles, California. The inspiration for the University came from its Founder, distinguished educator, internationally known lecturer, and best-selling author, John-Roger. His vision was of a graduate school of the highest caliber, where students from across the globe could come and learn how to live in this world, to be in the here and now, and to be involved in the unique process of spiritualizing themselves.
In 1978, John-Roger met Dr. H. Ronald Hulnick and Dr. Mary R. Hulnick, both of whom were on the faculty of New Mexico State University in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, where they trained professional counselors at the master’s and doctoral levels. For the next two years, the Hulnicks and John-Roger shared a continuing dialogue about educational philosophy and the importance of practical mastery education. These three noted educators found they shared a dream of enlivening, relevant, Soul-Centered Education and committed to working together to bring forward an educational institution based on these values-centered precepts.
The Hulnicks envisioned an internationally known graduate school serving many students from diverse backgrounds whose educational and professional objectives were different from those usually met by institutions of higher education. Their focus was upon relevant information practically applied within a context of cooperation, support, and caring. This approach tends to result in a synergistic learning environment where high standards of achievement can be attained and maintained. In September of 1981, the first Master’s students were admitted.
The University has graduated over 3,300 graduates who are living examples of Soul-Centered Education. These graduates and their work span the globe. To view videos and read inspirational stories from USM graduates and how they are using their USM education to continue making a meaningful contribution in their world, visit www.UniversityofSantaMonica.edu.