Apply for the Diversity Scholarship for the spring 2019 semester by November 15, 2018. See below for more details and application form.

Applying to Integral Counseling Psychology

The program seeks individuals who:

  • have some background or interest in integral/East-West philosophy and psychology
  • are pursuing a path of personal growth (e.g. yoga, meditation, psychotherapy)
  • have demonstrated a capacity to learn and work both independently and collaboratively
  • show a demonstrated commitment to the field (e.g. volunteer or paid experience in a psychologically-oriented community service agency)

Please follow the following steps to apply for the ICP program. International applicants and North American students who studied abroad are subject to additional requirements.

Please visit Applying to CIIS for application deadlines and other important information.

Step One

Submit a Graduate Application for Admission, which includes a non-refundable $65 application fee.

Step Two

An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution is a prerequisite for this program. We require official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended, regardless of whether or not you received a degree. This includes transfer credits from institutions where you have earned 7 or more units.

US and Canadian transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Electronic transcripts sent directly from your academic institution can be sent to materials@ciis.edu.

All transcripts from schools outside the United States and Canada must be sent, at the applicant's expense, to World Education Services (WES) foreign credential evaluation service or through any current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course report* is required for all programs and will be used in lieu of the CIIS application requirement for original transcripts. CIIS accepts the WES 'Basic' report, but applicants may wish to complete the 'ICAP'.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous coursework is required. However, a GPA below 3.0 does not automatically disqualify an applicant and CIIS will consider a prospective student whose GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. These individuals are required to submit a GPA Statement and are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their options.

Step Three

Email the following documents (as Word doc or PDF) to materials@ciis.edu:

  • Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement describing your personal values, emotional and spiritual insights, and meaningful life experiences that are foundational to your development and that led to your decision to apply.
  • Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your professional goals and objectives that demonstrates your commitment to the field of integral counseling.
  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be accepted from academic advisors, professors, professional supervisors, or someone able to attest to your ability to undertake the work required for your program. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address in the body of the letter. Recommenders should email their letters (attached as Word doc or PDF) to materials@ciis.edu with the applicant's name as the subject line of the email.

$5,000 Diversity Scholarship for Spring 2019

CIIS is a university deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocating for social justice. The university, guided by these principles, is offering thirty $5,000 Diversity Scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019. In line with our institutional mission of embracing traditions that enhance social and political liberation, these scholarships are intended to support the recruitment of a diverse student body, particularly students historically underrepresented in higher education. Apply for the spring 2019 semester by November 15, 2018 by submitting the application below to admissions@ciis.edu. Start the Diversity Scholarship application now!

Contact us

For any additional admission questions, please contact our admission counselor:

Lily Ritchie
(415) 575-6152
lritchie@ciis.edu

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