California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Consciousness and Transformation

East-West Psychology


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in East-West Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The East-West Psychology Department (EWP) offers a global approach to the exploration and study of psychology and spirituality. EWP is an academic hub in which Western psychology and wisdom traditions from around the world come into conversation to create new knowledge. EWP offers the following paths of study:

  • Ph.D. in East-West Psychology
  • Master of Arts in East-West Psychology
  • Accelerated Tracks: BA to MA or MA to PhD
  • Add-on certificates in East-West Spiritual Counseling, and Ecoresilience Leadership

About the Program

EWP students acquire forward-looking professional skills that are rooted in ancient spiritual traditions. EWP constitutes a larger context for many disciplines that explore the interface of psychology and spirituality, including:

  • Indigenous traditions
  • Western mystical traditions
  • Eastern wisdom traditions
  • Jungian & depth psychology
  • transpersonal psychology
  • consciousness studies
  • ecopsychology

Students study global approaches to healing and psychology, and graduate to engage in diverse careers, including:

  • university professors
  • authors and journalists
  • healers
  • researchers and scholars
  • non-profit leaders
  • spiritual counselors
  • entrepreneurs
  • social-change activists
  • eco-advocates
  • community organizers

The EWP Masters program is two-years long, and classes take place on weekdays and occasional weekends.



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:

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: MA -36 units; PhD-36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): MA: 1165 PhD:1346 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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