Your Journey Begins Here
Since 1968, California Institute of Integral Studies has set students, scholars, and other knowledge seekers on the path to transformation - of themselves, others, and the world.
Learn Without Limits
Venture beyond the boundaries of traditional academia through coursework and research that combines Eastern and Western spiritual and intellectual traditions for broader understanding.
It was fall of 1950 when a Stanford University professor connected with an Indian philosophy scholar to start an innovative school grounded in integral philosophies — the first of its kind.
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KQED-FM's Forum features CIIS Associate Professor Jenna Robinson on the importance of Journaling
Jenna Robinson, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy and the School of Professional Psychology and Health, discusses how journaling can be a source of healing, growth, and even creativity on KQED-FM's Forum broadcast.
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“On Surviving Storms”, a podcast with poet and spiritual adviser, Mark Nepo
Bestselling author and spiritual teacher Mark Nepo explores the art and practice of finding the strength to meet adversity by using the timeless teachings of the heart in the latest podcast from CIIS’s Public Programs.
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What Will You Become?
Our 33 graduate and undergraduate programs and certificates in psychology, philosophy, psychedelic therapies, human sexuality, consciousness, and more turn your passion into potential and purpose.
Out of the Classroom, Into the Community
We believe that mental health care is a human right. CIIS' six community counseling clinics offer holistic, affordable treatment that combine traditional psychotherapy and spiritual traditions to heal the whole person.
CIIS' Public Programs produces events and continuing education opportunities for people who are curious about themselves and the world.
A renowned San Francisco exhibition center, where people from different identities and communities connect through the arts and culture.
You Won’t Go It Alone
Our close-knit community welcomes everyone. That diversity of perspectives and lived experiences plays an essential role in your CIIS journey.
What does an integrative health coach do? Maybe that's why you're attracted to CIIS.”
Meg Jordan PhD, RN, NBC-HWC, Co-Chair, Professor, Integrative Health Studies
What I’m learning here in critical studies is helping me evolve as an advocate and activist.”
Courtney Johnson Benson, Class of 2027, Human Sexuality
You can become the truest, highest expression of your authentic self.”
Jeff Basham, Class of 2024, Drama Therapy
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Happening Now at CIIS
CIIS was overjoyed to hold its 55th Commencement on Sunday, May 14, 2023, the first in-person graduation since 2019. Festivities began at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco with a commencement reception on Mission campus.