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.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

California Institute of Integral Studies is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires six-day on-campus meetings, twice per year