California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an innovative, forward-thinking university based in San Francisco, California.

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At CIIS, you engage in issues vital to you, to today's world, and to your personal growth, exploring the deep connections that unite them. You study in innovative academic programs at the undergraduate or graduate level and encounter a lively and diverse community of learners that honors multiple ways of teaching, learning, and knowing. Here you find the knowledge and experience you need for the life and career you want.

At the university, you can choose from 25 different academic programs and:

  • Pursue a one-of-a-kind course of study that offers you expansive ways of looking at the world in an academically rigorous setting
  • Build your capacity as a healer, change-maker, scholars, and community leader
  • Explore traditions of knowledge from many cultures and viewpoints, while experiencing some of the most forward-looking visions of the future
  • Connect with internationally recognized faculty who are committed to your education
  • Train with experienced clinicians at one of our award-winning counseling psychology or acupuncture centers
  • Create practicums or capstone projects that immerse you in collaborations with the communities you study
  • Enjoy lectures, concerts, art exhibits, and performances
    • CIIS is a private, non-profit university, accredited since 1981 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC). We offer federal financial aid and scholarships. sth
      CIIS offers 25 academic programs, organized within four schools.

School of Professional Psychology and Health:

Clinical Psychology, PsyD

Counseling Psychology, M.A. with concentrations in:

  • Community Mental Health
  • Drama Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Integral Counseling
  • Somatic Psychology

Human Sexuality, Ph.D.

Integrative Health Studies, M.A.

School of Consciousness and Transformation:

Doctor of Philosophy programs:

  • Anthropology and Social Change
  • East-West Psychology
  • Integral and Transpersonal Psychology

Philosophy & Religion with concentrations in:

  • Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion
  • Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness
  • Women's Spirituality
  • Transformative Studies

Master of Arts programs:

  • Anthropology and Social Change
  • East-West Psychology, With a certificate in Spiritual Counseling
  • Philosophy & Religion with concentrations in:
  • Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion
  • Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice

Master of Fine Arts programs:

  • Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Theatre-Performance Making
  • Writing and Consciousness

ACTCM at CIIS

  • Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)
  • First Professional Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)
  • Post Graduate Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)

School of Undergraduate Studies:

Bachelor's Degree Completion:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A.
  • Minor in Critical Psychology offered
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MA

California Institute of Integral Studies

Our award-winning program is the first in the nation to prepare master's level leaders in the expanding fields of integrative health and wellness coaching. ... [+]

MA in Integrative Health Studies

Our online hybrid MA in Integrative Health Studies prepares students to become leaders in the expanding fields of integrative health, personal wellness, and health promotion. We teach a client-centered, individualized approach to health coaching, combining a whole-person model with evidence-based strategies and practices. Through a focus on integrative tools like whole foods nutrition, stress management, fitness, complementary therapies, mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology, our graduates provide the culturally sensitive knowledge, practices, and resources needed to advance the health and wellness of individuals and communities.

About the Program... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 find your juris doctor
Campus
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Master

California Institute of Integral Studies

A distinguished faculty and rigorous curriculum have established the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) as the premier Chinese medicine college and ... [+]

Graduate Programs in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (MSTCM, DACM, DAOM, transitional DACM)

A distinguished faculty and rigorous curriculum have established the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), school of acupuncture and Chinese medicine as the premier Chinese medicine college and Acupuncture school in the US since 1980. Our three advanced degrees offer in-depth education and hands-on experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, Shiatsu and Tui Na massage, and holistic healing. Our graduates are expert healers who work in independent settings and integrative medicine teams and are leaders in their field.... [-]

USA San Francisco
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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PhD

California Institute of Integral Studies

The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the in ... [+]

The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS

The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. We continue today to present a dynamic clinical psychology curriculum that combines the latest scientific research with the world's great wisdom traditions. We believe that such a synthesis permits a deep understanding of the human condition, as well as insight into the most effective ways of helping those in need.

The PsyD Program is carefully designed to prepare students for practice-focused careers in clinical psychology. As a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), our practitioner-scholar training model provides broad and general education in clinical psychology that, in addition, integrates depth-psychological, societal, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of human experience into the curriculum.... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
Campus
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California Institute of Integral Studies

This program is unique in providing an accredited doctorate degree in the interdisciplinary field of human sexuality, with concentrations in human sexuality and clinical ... [+]

Human Sexuality PhD

The Human Sexuality PhD program is the only accredited program of its kind on the West Coast. It offers coursework and mentorship to support student teaching, research, publication, policy projects, and creative endeavors.

As an interdisciplinary program in critical sexuality studies, our program draws on queer theory, intersectionality, feminism, history, philosophy, biology, social sciences, and clinical and policy studies. The doctoral program is designed to prepare students to be the next generation of thought leaders with critical knowledge of sexuality, research and analysis skills, a diverse theoretical background, and professional skills.

About the Program... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2019
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Imagine Yourself as a CIIS Student

CIIS/ACTCM Psychotherapy and Acupuncture Clinics

Integral Education: Judie Wexler

Integral Education: Alfonso Montuori

California Institute of Integral Studies
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1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103
94103 San Francisco, California, USA
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