California Institute of Integral Studies was founded in 1968 by Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri, a philosopher, educator, and humanist from Bengal, Dr. Chaudhuri implement in a Western educational institution the integral approach to education, which he had developed while being a student of Sri Aurobindo. The Institute continues to grow and expand, and remains steadfast in its commitment to small classes, a personal learning environment, and to nurturing a strong sense of community among its students, faculty, alumni, and staff.
The Institute offers interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, womenís spirituality, counseling, community mental health, and the arts. With its personal learning environment and supportive community, CIIS provides an extraordinary education for people committed to transforming themselves and the world.
CIIS is accredited by Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC). The CIIS Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) is accredited by: The American Psychological Association (APA).
CIIS is a pioneer in online education, and was one of the first graduate institutions in the world to offer programs online. With an increasingly international student body and a distinguished international faculty committed to offering innovative programs, CIISís fast growing online offerings include courses from a variety of CIIS programs, and provide a truly integral education.
The online programs and courses at CIIS offer high quality education within a community of like-minded learners from diverse backgrounds. The plurality of perspectives in the course provides an extremely stimulating learning environment.
Two kinds of online learning opportunities include:
* Online courses
* Online degree programs: M.A. in Transformative Leadership and Ph.D. in Transformative Studies.
California Institute of Integral Studies actively seeks a diverse student body, one whose varied backgrounds, experiences, and interests help cultivate a rich and rewarding educational experience for all.
There are three ways to apply:
1. Apply online.
2. Download an application and submit by mail.
3. Request to have an application mailed to you.