COVID-19 Update from the Program

The Integral and Transpersonal Psychology PhD is already an online program, so our adaptations to COVID-19 are that our bi-annual Residential Intensive event will be held virtually rather than in person. We are recreating the Intensive event so that it can be accessible in as many time zones as possible, and reducing the length of daily schedules. In addition, Intensive-related events will continue regularly through the Fall semester so we can connect with each other as community in this time of relative isolation. We are committed to supporting a felt sense of connection with each other through these challenging times, while continuing the program's commitment to excellence in scholarship and service. For more information, please contact our Program Manager, Brea Rock (

The Online PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies is a 3-year program teaching 36 units, as represented by this graphic

Healing and Transformation

Transpersonal psychology is a transformative psychology of mind and body, and of the individual in felt connection with a diverse, interconnected, and evolving world. The field pays particular attention to mystical, spiritual, and other exceptional human experiences associated with healing and transformation—encounters that disclose a vibrant reality that enfolds our seemingly individual minds.

We offer a whole-person approach to transpersonal psychology that includes learning and research structured to meet the needs and goals of working professionals. This approach includes a peer-reviewed journal produced in part by student interns; and senior scholars in the field who are available to guide student research. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, embodied tools for scholarship, and systematic approaches to building transpersonal areas of knowledge. Our program is offered as a part-time course of study, where online learning is supplemented by residential intensives.

Cultivate Meaning and Scholarship

Our doctorate is for professionals who wish to enhance their credentials, cultivate new meaning in their work, deepen their skills, or contribute to shaping their areas of specialization. It is also for entrepreneurially oriented students who wish to gain a breadth of knowledge as foundation for teaching, consulting, or working with individuals. Students will typically gain skills in critical thinking, scholarly writing, and systematic approaches to problem solving, all of which may translate into many areas of work. We hope our students will play a shaping role in psychological research and practice.

Residential Intensive Dates:

Fall 2021: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 to Sunday, August 29, 2021

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