California Institute of Integral Studies

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

201 Faculty Members | 8:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher education that strives to embody spirit, intellect and wisdom in service to individuals, communities and the Earth. The Institute offers interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and applied studies in psychology, philosophy, religion, cultural anthropology, transformative studies and leadership, integrative health, women's spirituality, counseling, community mental health and the arts. With its personal learning environment and supportive community, CIIS provides an extraordinary education for people committed to transforming themselves and the world.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$20,980

Out of state

$20,980
Graduate

In state

$22,188

Out of state

$22,188

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Psychology, General
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Undergraduate Majors X

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
  • PSYCHOLOGY
    • Psychology, General
      • A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • Transpersonal/Spiritual Psychology
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
    • Women's Studies
      • A program that focuses on the history, sociology, politics, culture, and economics of women, and the development of modern feminism in relation to the roles played by women in different periods and locations in North America and the world. Programs may focus on literature, philosophy, and the arts as much as on social studies and policy. Examples: [Women's and Gender Studies] See other colleges that offer this major
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Health and Wellness, General
      • A program of study that prepares individuals to assume roles as health/wellness professionals in private business and industry, community organizations, and health care settings. Includes instruction in personal health, community health and welfare, nutrition, epidemiology, disease prevention, fitness and exercise, and health behaviors. Examples: [Health and Wellness], [Health Promotion and Wellness], [Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of acupuncture, a Chinese system of health care and healing based on the use of pulse diagnosis, acupuncture point selection, and needle insertion, as well as herbs and other Asian treatment modalities. Includes instruction in basic Western medical sciences, Asian philosophy, Chinese medical anatomy and physiology, Chinese herbs, diagnostic techniques, patient observation and communication, acupuncture points and point selection, acupuncture techniques, acupuncture treatment of disease, pain management, practice management, and professional standards and ethics. Examples: [Acupuncture], [Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine], [Oriental Medicine] See other colleges that offer this major
  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
    • Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
      • An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography. Examples: [Cultural Studies], [Critical Theory and Analysis] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
  • PSYCHOLOGY
    • Psychology, General
      • A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical Psychology
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Counseling Psychology
      • A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Transpersonal/Spiritual Psychology
      • A program that prepares individuals to pursue spiritual and psychological practices for counseling. Includes instruction in emotional intelligence, expressive movement, healing practices and rituals, human consciousness, movement and meditation, psychosomatic connection, spiritual systems and wellness, transpersonal counseling, and therapeutic trance. See other colleges that offer this major
  • SOCIAL SCIENCES
    • Anthropology, General
      • A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$65
Graduate
$65
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
77%
Male Students
23%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian58.89%
  2. Hispanic/Latino11.57%
  3. Two Or More Ethnicities11.17%
  4. Asian6.67%
  5. Black6.67%
  6. Not Specified4.31%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.39%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.33%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,750

Undergraduate students

121

Graduate students

1,629

Attendance breakdown

Full time
74%
Part time
26%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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