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California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Consciousness and Transformation, Women's Spirituality


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco,



United States





Program Information

Degree Offered

MA in Philosophy and Religion, PhD in Philosophy and Religion

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The PhD program offers the only doctoral degree in this field, worldwide. In either the MA or the PhD program, you may enroll in a residential format or in one that combines online courses with summer intensives, weekend courses, and independent study. The curriculum integrates studies in diverse spiritual, religious, and philosophical traditions with contemporary social justice movements and personal and cultural transformation.

Drawing from our core areas of Women, Spirituality, and Religion; Feminist and Ecofeminist Philosophy
and Activism; and Women’s Mysteries, Sacred Arts, and Healing, students can take courses in the

• Feminist philosophy and theology
• Womanist-feminist and postcolonial worldviews
• Sexual identity, gender, spirituality, and religion
• Women’s spiritual leadership
• Ecosocial justice, peace and partnership studies
• Spiritual perspectives in art, film, and literature
• Indigenous traditions and spiritualities

The capstone project for the MA can be a thesis, scholarly article, or portfolio project.

The doctoral dissertation in Women’s Spirituality with a PhD in Philosophy and Religion results in an
original contribution to cross-disciplinary scholarship.


Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100 Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 748-9001 Fax: (510) 748-9797 Email:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Cost Per Credit Hour:

981 USD

Tuition In-State Full Time:

18270 USD

Tuition Out of State Full Time:

18270 USD

Financial Aid Offered: Yes

Classification: Other Specialized Institutions

Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999