The Women's Spirituality Program is located at the intersection of Women/Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and Religion. This transdisciplinary program prepares graduates to be change-makers who are guided by a sense of meaning, purpose, and vision. We focus on education as a site of liberatory praxis, where faculty and students co-create knowledge that can further both women's liberation and transformative movements. 

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Transdisciplinary
We bring current scholarship emerging from the fields of women/gender studies, ethnic studies, and related fields into dialogue with scholarship that addresses religion, spirituality, ecology, and healing.  

Accelerated 
Students who come into the PhD from the MA reduce the 36 unit requirement to just 18 units.  

Flexible 
Weekday, weekend, evening, and online courses to fit your schedule, designed for local and distance students.  

Professional 
Graduates work in a wide variety of positions, such as: professors, academic administrators, nonprofit leaders, advocates, healers, workshop facilitators, writers, researchers, educators, and activists.    

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"My experience in the Women's Spirituality Program was a humbling gift. I came to the program looking for direction, education, and a look at different spiritualities. I came out as an empowered spiritual feminist scholar." 
-Sarah Scott, Women's Spirituality Alumna, MA (2015)  

"It's a rare gift to collaboratively study the intersections of spirituality and social justice with colleagues who have made this practice their life's work. The Women's Spirituality Program is a call to action. We weave theory and practice, courageously dismantling outmoded systems of oppression while embodying the wisdom that will sustain such transformation."
-Catherine Petru, PhD Student  

ABOUT CIIS 
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an accredited university that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the earth. CIIS expands the boundaries of traditional degree programs with transdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies utilizing face-to-face, hybrid, and online pedagogical approaches. Offering a personal learning environment and supportive community, CIIS provides an excellent multifaceted education for people committed to transforming themselves, others, and the world.

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