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CIIS is a private graduate school in San Francisco, California. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 1,367 graduate students. Of the 14 graduate programs offered at California Institute of Integral Studies, 3 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at California Institute of Integral Studies are Counseling Psychology, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. 23% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Students come to CIIS with big ideas and missions to change the world. The school takes on an integral approach to solving problems. This means that students learn from an array of multiple disciplines in order to facilitate a whole picture. The professors are extremely caring and get personally involved in your missions. The student-body is open-minded, ready for deep discussions of the heart, mind, and spirit. There is a favor to collaboration and bringing big ideas together. If you are interested to forge a career and vision, coming to CIIS will be a phenomenal networking opportunity to do just that!
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CIIS has an array of unique programs only found at this school (ie, Humxn Sexuality and Expressive Art Therapy). It is a refreshing take on education, dismantling the teacher-student power dynamic. There is a spiritual component to the school, with students, professors, and guest speakers asking large cosmological questions any day of the week. They offer intriguing discussion series as well. The classes are small and the workload is manageable. That said, there are things I am still wishing there was more of: more food options inside the campus, more feedback on my writing, and better communication. The later is a larger issue, where there are mistakes on the Syllabi, last-minute changes, and unclear standards for work. Also, I understand that the school is looking to break away from the judgment-focused way of Academia, but some students would benefit from more rigor and challenge. All-in-all, I am in my dream program and hope to add to the solutions of the issues I have found.
great school I like the fact that its in down town San Francisco thus giving the the school a good eccentric vibe that makes work and school more pleasurable. san Fransisco is also a diverse place and the people are great, most have a liberal view point and open to other cultures. The school programs are great, I enjoy the fact that it has psychology, TCM and Fine arts under one building.