Information for Prospective Students

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Program Information Sessions and Open Houses

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Visiting CIIS

CIIS is located in the heart of San Francisco, within a short walk of top-notch restaurants, galleries, museums, cultural attractions, and nightlife.

Campus Safety

Resources and statistics about safety on the CIIS campus and in the local neighborhood.

Campus Groups

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CIIS strives to promote a dialogue on difference, and develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect a commitment to the diversity of the world’s cultures and spiritual traditions.

Our Faculty

Learn about our accomplished core and adjunct faculty.

International Students

International students make up about 10 percent of CIIS' total student body. We currently have students representing more than 25 countries and six continents.

CIIS on Instagram

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Sonya Shah

Integral Education Video Series:
Sonya Shah


Shah, a professor in the School of Undergraduate Studies at CIIS, discusses Integral Education: "I don't think students who enter the program necessarily come with an understanding of what 'integral' is, I think they come knowing that there is some gap in an educational system."


"When people get here, they start to create some language around what they have felt before but haven't been able to name. And I think that's what 'integral' is."

Hackathon for Mental Health

Hackathon for
Mental Health


In November 2013 CIIS partnered with Highground Hackers to provide mentorship and educational resources for the Highground Hackathon for Mental Health. The event was held at the Rackspace co-working space Geekdom.

Prospective Students: Marisa Manriquez

Women's Spirituality Alum
Marisa Manriquez


CIIS Women's Spirituality Alum Marisa Manriquez talks about why she chose CIIS, why she chose her program, what it was like to move from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, and how her education has informed her work and career.

Why PsyD? PsyD vs. Master's Degree

Why PsyD?:
PsyD vs. Master's Degree


Faculty of the Clinical Psychology Program discuss the differences between the PsyD program and a master's in counseling psychology program.

PCC Student Roundtable

PCC Student


CIIS PhD students Sam Mackey and Elizabeth McAnally discuss Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) and why they chose this doctoral program at CIIS, with PCC Program Coordinator Aaron Weiss.

Fatoumata Diawara



Fatoumata Diawara sits down with CIIS Public Programs & Performances before her San Francisco performance on April 18, 2014, to discuss her music and her home country, Mali.