Doctor of Philosophy in Transformative Studies
California Institute of Integral Studies

Program Details

Become a Doctor of Philosophy with a concentration in Transformative Studies through California Institute of Integral Studies online program.  Enrolled students take a transdisciplinary route through customizable research topics aligned with specific passions and interests of transformative inquiry.  This innovative program supports collaborative processes in the classroom as well as in real-world experiences.  

Online students receive individualized attention lended by small class sizes.  By engaging in this creative degree, students begin applying theory to practice through academic depth and inquiry.  While courses are available online, there are required residential intensives in the SF Bay Area at least twice a year.  Explore a unique program in self and social discovery through CIIS online.


  • This program requires six-day on-campus meetings, twice per year
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Scholarly writing
  • Resume
  • Statement of intent

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission