California Institute of Integral Studies


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


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


  • 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


San Francisco

California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

94103 San Francisco, California, USA
+1 415-575-6100

Keystone Scholarship

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