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Transformative Leadership

California Institute of Integral Studies

24 months
1242 USD/credit 22356 USD/year
1242 USD/credit 22356 USD/year
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California Institute of Integral Studies’ two year, online master’s in Transformative Leadership is a non-traditional degree program for creative, passionate, innovative leaders.


The program from California Institute of Integral Studies was designed to meet the need for an educational experience that combines personal growth, practical skills, and the ability to dream a desirable future and make it a reality.

In this Transformative Leadership program at California Institute of Integral Studies, you will focus on formulating a systemic worldview, while emphasizing creativity and personal transformation. Our small, intimate classes provide personalized attention and rich interaction with faculty and fellow students.

The coursework in the Transformative Leadership master’s program invites you to engage in self-exploration around what matters most to you and how you can draw on all of your internal and external resources to lead your life. Through rigorous academic study, deep personal inquiry, and a culminating Capstone Project, the program provides the framework to envision, initiate, and engage in transformative change processes. 

Career Paths 

Our alumni go on to be passionately engaged in work that manifested as a result of their experience in our program, whether it’s leading a non-profit, teaching in academia, working for environmental or social justice initiatives, or creating their own consulting firm.

Our Transformative Leadership graduates apply their knowledge in such fields as:

  • Consulting and coaching in various industries
  • Leading non-profit organizations
  • Teaching and administrative positions in academia
  • Research positions (e.g. think-tanks)
  • High-tech industries
  • Broadcasting
  • Municipal government and policy making

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership: Models, Maps, and Metaphors
  • Ways of Relating: Interpersonal and Group Dynamics 
  • Ways of Knowing: Systems and Metaphors
  • Integrative Seminar
  • Leadership, Pluralism, and Creativity: Diversity in Action
  • The Leadership Experience: Understanding the Will to Lead

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 3rd application deadline: pending program space availability (after the Feb 15th priority deadline).


36 SCH
  • 36.4



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Admissions Application and Submit the Application Fee

  • Submit Your Supporting Materials

  • Submit Your Official Transcripts

  • Minimum GPA: A GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous coursework is required. However, a GPA below 3.0 does not automatically disqualify an applicant and CIIS will consider a prospective student whose GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. These individuals are required to submit a GPA Statement and are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their options.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1242 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22356 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1242 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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