The program seeks individuals who:
- have some background or interest in integral/East-West philosophy and psychology
- are pursuing a path of personal growth (e.g. yoga, meditation, psychotherapy)
- have demonstrated a capacity to learn and work both independently and collaboratively
- show a demonstrated commitment to the field (e.g. volunteer or paid experience in a psychologically-oriented community service agency)
Please follow the following steps to apply for the ICP program. International applicants and North American students who studied abroad are subject to additional requirements.
Please visit Applying to CIIS for application deadlines and other important information.
Submit a Graduate Application for Admission, which includes a non-refundable $65 application fee.
An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution is a prerequisite for this program. We require official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended, regardless of whether or not you received a degree. This includes transfer credits from institutions where you have earned 7 or more units.
US and Canadian transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Electronic transcripts sent directly from your academic institution can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All transcripts from schools outside the United States and Canada must be sent, at the applicant's expense, to World Education Services (WES) foreign credential evaluation service. A course-by-course report* is required for all programs and will be used in lieu of the CIIS application requirement for original transcripts. CIIS accepts the WES 'Basic' report, but applicants may wish to complete the 'ICAP'.
Email the following documents to email@example.com:
- Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement describing your personal values, emotional and spiritual insights, and meaningful life experiences that are foundational to your development and that led to your decision to apply.
- Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your professional goals and objectives that demonstrates your commitment to the field of integral counseling.
- Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be accepted from academic advisors, professors, professional supervisors, or someone able to attest to your ability to undertake the work required for your program. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.
If you have any additional questions about admissions, please contact our admissions counselor: