California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Consciousness and Transformation

Women's Spirituality


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States



Program Information

Degrees 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 following: • 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:

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 981 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 18270 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18270 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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