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Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Ph.D. and M.A. Degrees

Drawing both from the great works of the Western intellectual tradition as well as from premodern, indigenous, non-Western, and esoteric currents of thought, our degree programs combine rigor, intellect, and the imagination in pursuit of fundamental questions about existence, value, and meaning in the 21st century. Program highlights include:

  • Address fundamental questions and the abiding relevance of the good, the true, and the beautiful in a time of evolutionary and ecological change
  • Study insights, perspectives, and possibilities of other eras and cultures
  • Connect with a nourishing, supportive community online and in San Francisco
  • Learn with an extraordinary community of nationally and internationally known scholars, including Brian Swimme, Richard Tarnas, Joanna Macy
  • Financial aid available

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About CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an accredited university that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the earth. CIIS expands the boundaries of traditional degree programs with transdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and applied studies utilizing face-to-face, hybrid, and online pedagogical approaches. Offering a personal learning environment and supportive community, CIIS provides an excellent multifaceted education for people committed to transforming themselves, others, and the world.