California Institute of Integral Studies
School of Consciousness and Transformation
PhD in Transformative Studies
The goal of the doctoral program in Transformative Studies is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry.
The program encourages students to pursue research topics they are passionate about and supports participation in the scholarly discourse through publication. It views academic inquiry as an opportunity for personal and social transformation, grounding transformative processes in academic depth, rigor, and imagination.
Participants in the Transformative Studies program will:
- Make an original transdisciplinary research contribution in a chosen area of inquiry
- Engage in inquiry as a creative and transformative process in the context of a community of learners
- Apply research to real-world problems, putting theory into practice.
The program is offered in an online format. Students work in the online environment of the CIIS virtual classroom, and meet twice a year with faculty and fellow students for five- to seven-day residential intensives in the Bay Area. The program includes two years of coursework, plus dissertation.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
Fax: (510) 748-9797
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36 semester units
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1346 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999