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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New Book, “Holding Onto Air: The Art and Science of Building a Resilient Spirit,” Reveals Fresh Insight Into the Nature of Suffering and How to Transform It
Dr. Michele DeMarco's, CIIS VP for Internal Relations, ITP alum, and three-time heart attack survivor, new book offers a transformative new lens for healing from trauma, grief, and loss and building resilience.
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Professor Dr. Elizabeth Markle Explores Community as Medicine in 2023 TEDx Talk
Dedicated to multi-theoretical and multi-level approaches to individual and community health and healing, Dr. Markle aims to combine clinical expertise with social entrepreneurship to create sustainable, thriving cultures of health and wellness.
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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
The New York Times Travels to CIIS to Learn More about the Center for Psychedelic Therapies & Research and the Science behind Holotropic Breathwork