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California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Consciousness and Transformation

San Francisco, CA

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California Institute of Integral Studies

Overview

California Institute of Integral Studies / School of Consciousness and Transformation is located in San Francisco, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) East-West psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) East-West psychology
Master of Arts (MA) Transformative leadership
Master of Arts (MA) Women, gender, spirituality and social justice
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Writing and consciousness
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Transformative studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Anthropology and social change
Master of Arts (MA) Asian philosophies and cultures
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy and religion Ecology, spirituality, and religion
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy and religion Philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy and religion Women's spirituality
Master of Arts (MA) Anthropology and social change
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative inquiry/interdisciplinary arts
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integral and transpersonal psychology
(Certificate) Philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 49
Doctoral Degrees 36

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1 foreign language (for Asian philosophies and cultures)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

212
Applied
204
Accepted
153
Enrolled
96%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, letters of recommendation, writing sample
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree, minimum GPA of 3.0, letters of recommendation, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$42,000
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

533
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
73%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.13%
Black or African American 7.5%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 3.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 5.82%
Unknown 4.69%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology and sustainability, philosophy and religion, East-West psychology, integrative health, social and cultural anthropology, transformative leadership
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
United States
Contact Ms. Kathy Littles
Academic Dean
Email: klittles@ciis.edu
Phone: 415-575-6100