The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) PhD and MA Programs shape the leadership necessary for profound, progressive transformation of social institutions and individual consciousness. Students explore vital links between ecology, philosophy, and cosmology, and learn strategies for a sustainable future. This multidisciplinary course of study helps accelerate each student's journey into reimagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community. 


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Drawing Western intellectual and spiritual traditions together with Asian spiritual philosophies and indigenous worldviews, the curriculum is designed to accelerate each student's journey into their particular leadership role.  

The program supports students called to meet the Earth community's unprecedented evolutionary challenge by offering students a rigorous and supportive learning community in which to find and develop their voice and vision.  

Along with the standard weekly classes, the extended PCC learning experience unfolds in a variety of contexts--annual retreat at Esalen Institute, community social gatherings, PCC Forums, symposia, and PCC-sponsored conferences.   

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"The PCC Program represents the pinnacle of my lifelong journey to make meaning and find purpose in a world that is beautiful and destructive, filled with hope and struggle. Our inspiring faculty members attract students who are among the most creative and encouraging scholars that I have known." 
-Laura Michetti, PCC PhD student  

"Through the coursework and community of the PCC programs, I am not only resolving lifelong questions, but also being provoked to ask better questions and create better solutions in the context of a wise, evolving universe. I feel challenged to become more informed, wiser, and more useful."
-Elizabeth Jennings, PCC MA student  

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.

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