California Institute of Integral Studies

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The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is located in San Francisco, CA. It is a private school with two campuses near the Civic Center District. There are more than 1,400 students that attend CIIS and the institute employers over 70 faculty.

CIIS is made up of three academic schools: the School of Consciousness and Transformation (which offers almost entirely courses in humanities), the School of Professional Psychology and Health, and the School of Undergraduate Studies. While the institute offers several mainstream academic curriculums, most courses offered at CIIS incorporate subject matter of a spiritual orientation as well as mystical influences and esoteric traditions. While the institute is not directly affiliated with any religious denomination or spiritual association, followers of the Bengali sage Sri Aurbindo played a hand in the founding of the school.

The California Institute of Integral Studies is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

General Information

Admission Office

1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 575-6150

Contact: Allyson Werner

Associate Director of Admissions
Main Address

1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 575-6100

Total undergrads: 83

Degree-seeking undergrads: 83

Graduate enrollment: 1,091


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65

Paper and online application fees may be waived for applicants with financial need.

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $15,660
In-state Student Fees $190
Out-of-state Tuition $15,660
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $190

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 49 178 46 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4 12
Organizational Behavior Studies 4 12
English Language and Literature/letters
Creative Writing
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 4
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 49
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 49
Psychology 158 32 1
Clinical Psychology 28
Counseling Psychology 152
Psychology, Other 6 4 1
Social Sciences 9 2
Anthropology 9 2
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Yoga Therapy/Teacher Training C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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