PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
Our Integral and Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) program is one of the few in the world to offer an online PhD in whole-person approaches to psychology. Our program is also unique in its research-oriented approach dedicated to systematic knowledge-building and the advancement of the field.
Whole-person psychology expand the horizons of conventional Western psychology to include mystical and spiritual approaches that transform human consciousness. It also considers psychology as part of a comprehensive framework that includes the living systems of body, community, society, and the world as interconnected processes of evolution in a living, breathing cosmos. From this perspective, scientific work can be pursued with equal rigor as standard approaches, but it becomes possible to ask new and compelling research questions that lie close to the heart of what it is to be human.
About the Program
The doctoral degree is for professionals who wish to enhance their credentials, cultivate new meaning in their work, deepen their skills, or contribute to shaping their areas of specialization. It is also for students who wish to gain a breadth of knowledge as foundation for teaching, consulting, or working with individuals. The program is associated with a planned research laboratory for holistic neuroscience, a peer-reviewed academic journal produced in part by student interns, and senior scholars in the field who are available to guide student research.
The program, structured to meet the needs of working professionals, is offered in an online format. Twice a year, students and faculty will meet for residential intensives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
About the School
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an innovative, forward-thinking university based in San Francisco, California.