WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY

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Apply to the Women’s Spirituality PhD and MA Programs

This program offers both an MA and a PhD.

Master of Arts, Philosophy and Religion

Led by pioneers in Women's Spirituality, who are internationally known for their scholarship, this interdisciplinary program promotes both personal growth and social transformation.

Candidates may enroll in a residential format or one combining online courses, weekend courses and a summer intensive.

The course of study can focus on one or two of our six Areas of Emphasis:

  • Women and World Religions
  • Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy and Activism
  • Women's Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing

Students also take a course in two other Philosophy and Religion concentrations, and may pursue independent studies with faculty members. The culminating project may be a thesis, scholarly article, or portfolio project.

Admission Requirements

Application for Admission

Non-refundable $65 Application Fee.

Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.

Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to your decision to apply.

Goal Statement. A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives.

Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight-to-ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.

For International students there are additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for additional information.

Doctor of Philosophy and Religion

Led by internationally known intellectual pioneers in Women's Spirituality, this interdisciplinary program promotes both personal growth and social transformation.

Doctoral dissertations, grounded in the literature of Women's Spirituality and at least one other academic field, result in an original contribution to cross-disciplinary scholarship. Our graduates teach and work in social service and health care agencies.

Admission Requirements

Application for Admission

Non-refundable $65 Application Fee.

Degree Requirement: A master's degree (or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes.

Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to your decision to apply.

Goal Statement. A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives.

Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight to ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities.

Two Letters of Recommendation: Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

For International students there are additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for additional information.

Please visit Applying to CIIS for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact

 

Marisa Manriquez, MA

Women's Spirituality Program Coordinator

(415) 575-6255

mmanriquez@ciis.edu

Or

Manvi Singh, MA Student

Women's Spirituality Program Assistant

(415) 575-6255

isingh@ciis.edu

 

For questions about CIIS admissions procedures and application status, please contact:

Pauline Reif, CIIS Admissions Counselor

(415) 575-6155

preif@ciis.edu