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Apply for >> Fall 2019 <<

This program starts each fall semester.

Beginning November 15, 2018, you will be able to submit your entire application online, save for the transcripts.

If you are applying for Fall 2019, transcripts should be either emailed or mailed to the CIIS Admissions Office. If emailing transcripts, please send to materials@ciis.edu. If mailing, please send to:

1453 Mission St.
Admissions Office
San Francisco, CA 94103

California Institute of Integral Studies actively seeks a diverse student body, one whose varied backgrounds, experiences, and interests help cultivate a rich and rewarding educational experience for all.

Decisions regarding admission are based on consideration of the applicant's potential for success in the chosen field of study based upon

  • past academic/professional achievement, maturity, and motivation for educational and personal development; and
  • the congruence of the applicant's interests with the philosophy and purpose of the program and Institute.

Applicants should have a demonstrated capacity to learn and work both independently and collaboratively.

This two-year, nonclinical program attracts passionate people who have a clear commitment to bridging Western biomedicine and Eastern alternative/complementary approaches to treatment. Your work in this program combines intellectually rigorous courses with applied learning through internships and embodied practice.

In addition to developing theoretical knowledge, you acquire practical skills, including a special focus on integrative wellness coaching. Graduates work in private practice, hospitals and clinics, wellness programs, and international nongovernmental organizations.

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

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Online Admissions Application: Begin the application process by submitting an online graduate application and submitting the non-refundable $65 application fee payment.

Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution.

Minimum GPA: A 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.

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended where 7 or more credits have been earned. If transcripts are being mailed to CIIS, they must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Transcripts from institutions outside the US or Canada require a foreign credit evaluation through World Education Services (WES) or CIIS will also accept foreign credential evaluations that are in a comprehensive course-by-course format from the current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Autobiographical Statement: 4-6 pages (typed, double-spaced) Let us know how you were raised, the family you came from, your upbringing, schooling, major events that shaped who you are today. What makes YOU the person YOU ARE today...Just give an idea of what you did, what you went through, and the values you learned.

Personal Goal Statement: One page (typed, double-spaced) You have to answer the question, "What would you like to be doing with this degree? Where can you see yourself working? In what capacity? How would you like to apply a Masters in Integrative Health Studies with a wellness coaching certificate? What would you dream career be?

Resume

Two Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation, preferably from colleagues in the field of integrative health. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address.

International Students

Please note: International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada have additional requirements. Please see the International Student page for additional details.

$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

If you have any additional questions about admissions, please contact our admissions counselor:

Hannah Strack
(415) 229-9734
hstrack@ciis.edu

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