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California Institute of Integral Studies

1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103-2557

United States

Telephone: 415-575-6100


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Mark Goor

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: June 26, 2020

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1974

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1981

Undergraduate FTE: 82

Graduate FTE: 1,430

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. Non-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerKris BrandenburgerExecutive Dean of Institutional Research, Innovation, and Strategy and Accreditation Liaison
Board of Directors ChairMichael PintoBoard of Trustees
Chief Academic OfficerKathy
Chief Executive OfficerBrock
Chief Financial OfficerShana AlexanderVice President for Finance &
Director Institutional ResearchLael FonDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
01215400American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIISSan FranciscoAdditionalActive
01215400California Institute of Integral StudiesSan FranciscoMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Anthropology and Social ChangeMasters1984On-Site
Anthropology and Social ChangeResearch Doctorate1996On-Site
Anthropology and Social Change – PhD – OnlineResearch Doctorate2022Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors2022Distance Education
Bachelor of Science in PsychologyBachelors2018Distance Education
Clinical PsychologyProfessional Doctorate1992On-Site
Counseling PsychologyMasters1975On-Site
Creative Inquiry/Interdisciplinary StudiesMasters2008On-Site
East-West PsychologyMasters1975On-Site
East-West PsychologyResearch Doctorate1975On-Site
Human SexualityResearch Doctorate2014On-Site
Integrated Health StudiesMasters2017Distance Education
Integrative Health StudiesMasters2004On-Site
Interdisciplinary Arts and WritingMasters2008Distance Education
Interdisciplinary StudiesBachelors1994On-Site
MA, Philosophy & Religion, concentration in Ecology, Spirituality, and ReligionMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Arts in Applied PsychologyMasters2021Distance Education
Master of Arts in East-West PsychologyMasters2021Distance Education
Masters in Counseling PsychologyMasters2017Distance Education
Masters of Arts in Anthropology and Social Change (online)Masters2022Distance Education
Online PhD in Philosophy and ReligionResearch Doctorate2020Distance Education
PhD in Psychology: concentrations in Integral Transpersonal Psyc & Somatic PsycResearch Doctorate2015Distance Education
PhD, Philosophy & Religion, concentration in Ecology, Spirituality, and ReligionResearch Doctorate2021Distance Education
Philosophy & ReligionMasters2017Distance Education
Philosophy and RelgionResearch Doctorate1975On-Site
Philosophy and ReligionMasters1975On-Site
PsychologyBachelors2018Distance Education
Spiritual Counseling CertificateNon-degree2008On-Site
Transformative LeadershipMasters1994Distance Education
Transformative StudiesResearch Doctorate1994Distance Education
Women Gender Spirituality and Social JusticeMasters1975On-Site
Women, Gender, Spirituality, and Social JusticeMasters2023Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Accreditation Visit