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:

Founded in 1992 by internationally known trailblazers in the women's spirituality movement, the Women's Spirituality program offers an interdisciplinary, multicultural, decolonial feminist approach to the study of spirituality and religion. Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from women/gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, philosophy, religion, and related fields. We are the first Ph.D. granting graduate program in the United States to integrate a study of the sacred feminine with an examination of contemporary social, political, and ecological issues.

Our program honors the spiritual impulse to redress the suppression of the sacred feminine and the oppression of women. We join with those who seek to end the exploitation of marginalized social groups and address the suffering of the Earth and its many species.

About the Program

The Women's Spirituality MA is a two-year program with courses offered weekdays during Fall and Spring semesters. The PhD program includes two years of coursework, plus comprehensive exams and dissertation.

We currently offer two degrees:

  • MA in Women, Gender, Spirituality and Social Justice
  • PhD in Philosophy and Religion with Concentration in Women's Spirituality

We also offer an accelerated MA degree option through our Bachelor's Completion program, and an accelerated PhD program.

Our alumni go on to work in diverse fields—from higher education and media production to spiritual leadership and community activism.



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): 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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