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School of Consciousness and Transformation California Institute of Integral Studies

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 66%34%
    student ratio
  • 513
    total students
  • $17,658 | $17,658
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 96%
    acceptance rate
  • 16 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Philosophy And Religion Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Asian and comparative studies]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [ecology, spirituality, and religion]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [women's spirituality]
      Master of Arts (MA) [Asian and comparative studies]
      Master of Arts (MA) [ecology, spirituality, and religion]
      Master of Arts (MA) [philosophy, cosmology, and consciousness]
      Master of Arts (MA) [women's spirituality]
    • East-West Psychology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Transformative Studies Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Anthropology And Social Change Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
    • Transformative Leadership Master of Arts (MA)
    • Creative Inquiry/Interdisciplinary Arts Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
    • Writing And Consciousness Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 73
    • Doctoral Degrees 50
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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
    • Master's Degrees Optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and 1 foreign language (for Asian comparative studies)
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


96% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 178
    • Accepted 171
    • Acceptance Rate 96
    • Enrolled 113
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $65
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0, letters of recommendation, writing sample
    • Doctoral's Degreesmaster's degree, minimum GPA of 3.0, and letters of recommendation, writing sample
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$17,658
    • Out-of-state tuition *$17,658
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 15
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students513
    • Female Percentage66%
    • Male Percentage34%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students513
    • Part-time Percentage25%
    • Full-time Percentage75%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American8%
    • White / Caucasian66%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races8%
    • Unknown5%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEcology and sustainability, philosophy and religion, East-West psychology, integrative health, social and cultural anthropology, transformative leadership
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

School of Consciousness and Transformation

California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

Mr. David Townes

Senior Admissions Counselor

Phone: 415-575-6152
Fax: 415-575-1268

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