Master of Arts in Philosophy, Cosmology, & Consciousness
California Institute of Integral Studies

Program Details

In an environmental, global frame of reference, California Institute of Integral Studies offers an online MA in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness.  Courses are 100% online, but led by faculty who seeks to mentor students as they gather creative thinking and intellectual evaluations to the current evolutionary challenges faced on Earth.  One of the goals of this MA program is for students to effectively communicate their arguments and positions to others from a personal and scholarly perspective.  Students are encouraged to attend an annual retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area to interact with faculty and network with their cohort.


  • Requires attendance of three on-campus intensives
  • Regionally accredited bachelor's degree or higher
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Personal statement
  • Statement of goals
  • Official transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Interview, if applicable
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international applicants

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission