California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Consciousness and Transformation

Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The online PCC Master's degree program is dedicated to re-imagining the human species as a mutually enhancing member of the Earth community.

This re-imagination entails a ground up reappraisal of the dominant industrial world view guiding our increasingly imperiled planetary society and depends upon the development of new and transformative pathways across multiple disciplines, including an expanded vision of philosophy inspired by the world's spiritual traditions, depth psychology, integral ecology, digital humanities, and emerging perspectives bridging the natural and social sciences.

The program aims to inspire thoughtful action by emphasizing the importance of linking theoretical reflection upon world views to practical intervention in the world. The PCC program supports students called to meet the Earth community's unprecedented evolutionary challenge by offering them a rigorous, supportive, and transdisciplinary learning community in which to find their voice and vision as leaders. Unlike many graduate programs in philosophy where faculty are seldom accessible to students and an atmosphere of criticism and competition dominates, PCC faculty strive to provide genuine mentorship to students and to maintain a learning environment that balances scholarly rigor with encouragement for each student's unique strengths and value commitments.


CIIS is accredited since 1981 by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges - Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100 Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 748-9001 Fax: (510) 748-9797

International Student Requirements:

Equivalent to Bachelor's degree

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1142 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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