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Graduate Program

M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness
Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion
California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA

A growing number of scientists, scholars and visionaries now recognize that the Earth Community is facing an unprecedented evolutionary challenge. The ecological, political and spiritual crisis of our time calls for a fundamental reorientation of our civilization, including a transformation of both our institutions and our own consciousness. Cultural historian Thomas Berry has called this task “The Great Work.”

The Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Program (PCC) has been designed to help shape the intellectual, moral and spiritual leadership necessary for meeting this historic challenge. The PCC concentration is an area of study within the Philosophy and Religion Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Nature and Eros
Alchemy and Permaculture
Cosmology, Consciousness, and the Ancient World
Western Spiritual Masters
Integral Ecology
The Epic of the Universe
History of Western Worldviews
Psyche and Cosmos
The Future of Transpersonal Psychology
The Evolution of Consciousness

In addition to the courses in PCC, students may choose from a wide range of electives throughout the Institute.

Elizabeth Allison, Ph.D.
Sean Kelly, Ph.D.
Robert McDermott, Ph.D.
Brian Swimme, Ph.D.
Richard Tarnas, Ph.D


Please visit Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness at or contact the PCC Office at 415-575-6270.