CIIS’ Integral and Transpersonal Psychology Ph.D. is one of the few programs in the world that offers an online Ph.D. in whole-person approaches to psychology. It is a research-oriented program dedicated to systematic knowledge-building and the advancement of transpersonal psychology.
Whole-person psychologies expand the horizons of conventional Western psychology to include mystical and spiritual experiences that transform human consciousness.
Our approach engages a comprehensive framework that includes the living systems of body, community, society, and the world as interconnected processes of evolution in a living, breathing cosmos. From this perspective, it becomes possible to ask new and compelling research questions that lie close to the heart of what it is to be human.
Students choose from three focus areas: Integral and Transpersonal Psychology, Consciousness Studies and Contemplative Neuroscience, and Somatic Studies.
Doctor of Philosophy in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
Areas of Focus
Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
Consciousness Studies and Contemplative Neuroscience
Integral and Transpersonal Psychology doctoral students are often established professionals in their chosen career who are looking to hone their expertise and fully develop their personal gifts and potential.
Our graduates go on to contribute to the development of research and scholarship in their professional areas of work, such as:
- Psychotherapy, Social Work, and Counseling
- Activism, organizing, and legal advising
- Teaching, writing, research, and other academic contributions
- Nursing and healthcare
- Other fields related to personal development, social change, or environmental protection