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, Certificates in East-West Spiritual Counseling, and Ecoresilience Leadership, MA in East-West Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The East-West Psychology Department offers two degree programs, as well as two certificates for currently enrolled students:

  • Ph.D. in East-West Psychology
  • Master of Arts in East-West Psychology
  • Certificates in East-West Spiritual Counseling, and Ecoresilience Leadership

East-West Psychology (EWP) is a multidisciplinary department concerned with the meeting of Eastern, Western, and  Indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions, practices, and worldviews. Approaching cross-cultural encounters in the spirit of dialogical pluralism, cultural sensitivity, mutual transformation, and open inquiry, we actively explore the implications of this convergence for our diverse, changing, and multicultural world.

As an academic field, EWP constitutes a larger context for many disciplines that explore the interface of psychology and spirituality, including:

  • Transpersonal and integral psychology
  • Asian psychologies
  • Modern consciousness studies
  • Participatory and socially engaged spirituality
  • Depth psychology (Jungian, archetypal, and psychoanalytic)
  • Religious comparative studies
  • Shamanic studies
  • Spiritual and entheogenically assisted counseling
  • Ecopsychology

Through its unique combination of cognitive and experiential offerings, the department grounds academic excellence and the acquisition of professional skills in both the personal transformation of students and the cultivation of a spiritually informed scholarship. Graduates deliver their skills to a world yearning for new sources of meaning and value rooted in both modern deep psychologies and ancient spiritual traditions.


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 1006 PhD 1162 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 19801 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 19801 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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