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Doctor of Philosophy in Transformative Studies

Program Details

The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) offers an online PhD Transformative Studies program. While in this program, students should aim to develop knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in leading-edge issues. The curriculum combines scholarship, creativity and self-inquiry.


  • A bachelor's and master's degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended
  • A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) introspective autobiographical statement
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Provide a recent example of scholarly writing
  • Résumé of relevant experiences
  • One- to three-page statement of how the resources of this curriculum will be used to advance a chosen inquiry

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission