COVID-19 Update from the Program

The Women’s Spirituality and Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social Justice programs are adapting to the jolts caused by COVID-19.  Our program retreat and orientation (8/24/20) and our program intensive (8/27/20 – 9/1/20) will be held virtually. WSE/WGS and CIIS are committed to the development of student-scholars dedicated to meeting the challenges of personal, community, and global transformation in the 21st century. For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Violeta Krasnic (

About Us

The Women's Spirituality program offers a transdisciplinary, multicultural, and socially-engaged approach to the study of feminism, spirituality, and religion. We are the first PhD-granting graduate program in the US to integrate the study of feminist spirituality with the examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, and other related fields. We do not espouse a singular spiritual framework nor a singular approach to feminism; rather, we support students in undertaking their own rigorous inquiry both within and beyond these fields.

Our Degrees

We currently offer two degrees:

MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality and Social Justice
PhD in Philosophy and Religion with a Concentration in Women's Spirituality

We also offer an accelerated BA to MA degree option through our Bachelor's Completion program and an accelerated PhD program.

Please view this documentary about the Women’s Spirituality program that was produced by one of our distinguished alums, Deborah Santana, MA.

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Questions about Admissions or Our Program?

Admissions Counselor: Danielle Niakaros 415.575.6291

Program Coordinator: Violeta V Krasnic 415.575.6255

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