Who must you be? What must you do? What kind of world must you help to create? Discover an academically rigorous degree program that matches your passion and purpose.

Life at CIIS

Ours is a mosaic of faces and philosophies, backgrounds and beliefs. Like our faculty and staff, students are intellectually engaged and socially active. Each day brings new experiences that broaden horizons and hone critical thinking. Programs, both inside the classroom and throughout the campus, inspire creativity, nurture community, cultivate curiosity, and foster social good.

What Makes Us Unique

Since its founding in 1968, CIIS has been at the forefront of cutting-edge thought, integrating disciplines, redefining boundaries, and pushing the academy to look at education differently.

Texas pride graffiti art - wall with a rainbow of colored paints dripping down. The degrees at California Institute of Integral Studies CIIS are in spirituality and religion, psychology and counseling, cultural anthropology, leadership studies, health, and the arts.

25 Programs in things that matter

We offer degrees in spirituality and religion, psychology and counseling, cultural anthropology, organizational and leadership studies, health, and the arts. Our certificate programs in Psychedelic Research and Human Sexuality, among others, have earned a vanguard reputation.

Progressive Faculty Dynamic Leadership

Scholars, practitioners, artists, and advocates, the faculty at CIIS are innovators in their fields. More than this, they are committed teachers, inspiring mentors, and conscientious advisors to students. They are fundamental in helping our students grow in knowledge, skill, and ability to make a difference in the world.

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Radical philosophy, grounded approach

Our approach to education is holistic and student-centered. We encourage students to look inward, while reaching out. At our core, we celebrate the multifarious aspects of people, place, and planet, and are committed to forging a more just world by giving our students the freedom and flexibility to explore.

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Celebrating CIIS' 55th Commencement Ceremony

California Institute of Integral Studies was overjoyed to hold its 55th Commencement on Sunday, May 14, 2023, the first in-person graduation since 2019.

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Breaking down barriers. Redefining boundaries. Challenging the norm. And opening doors to a life inspired. That’s who we are. That’s what we do. How about you?

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