COVID-19 Update from the Program
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many universities, faculty, and students to explore online education for the first time.
The Transformative Leadership MA and Transformative Studies PhD have always been online, and some of our faculty have been teaching exclusively online for 25 years. We can proudly say that we probably have more extensive experience with online education than just about any other program in the world. We have had to make only minimal adjustments to adjust to the realities of the pandemic. Normally we have a 5 day residential intensive at the beginning of every semester. This semester we will have a virtual intensive intensive for the first time, and after that, the courses themselves will be conducted in the same way they usually are.
This year, CIIS celebrates 25 years of unique online education. Our online programs feature small classes, individualized attention, remarkable students, and exceptional faculty from all over the world.
Our Transformative Studies PhD is CIIS' most well-established online program-one that's innovative and transdisciplinary with a focus on creative scholarship for personal and social transformation.
Scholarship, Creativity, Self-Inquiry
The focus of the online doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.
The program encourages students to articulate research topics they are passionate about and supports participation in the scholarly discourse through publication. It views academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination.
The program focuses on the development of the following capacities:
- Making an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry
- Engaging in inquiry as a creative and collaborative process in the context of a community of learners
- Applying one's research to real-world problems, articulating and embodying one's values, and skillfully putting theory into practice
- Engaging inquiry as an integral, spiritual, and transformative process of personal and social transformation
INTENSIVE RETREAT DATES
Fall 2020: August 28-30, 2020
As a reponse to the Covid-19 pandemic the fall 2020 intensive will be held online.
Spring 2020: January 21-26, 2021