California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Consciousness and Transformation

Transformative Studies


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Transformative Studies

Format: Online

Program Description:

The focus of the online 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 articulate 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.

This PhD prepares you to pursue a variety of fields after graduation, including higher education; leadership in social justice, environmental, and arts organizations; healthcare; and international management. You can also choose a Focus on Integral Studies, exploring new approaches to theory and research.

The Transformative Studies program is offered in an online format. Students work in the online environment of the CIIS virtual classroom. During the two years of coursework, the students meet twice a year in the Bay Area for five- to seven-day residential intensives.


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: 36 semester units

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1162 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 21400 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 21400 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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