Residency Requirement

CIHS is excited to expand our efforts toward students nationally and locally by offering online options for almost all of our programs. With the exception of our Life Physics program, which is conducted almost primarily in the lab, students from all over the United States and the world can take advantage of our innovative graduate programs. For students interested in taking some Life Physics courses, arrangements can be made for intensive lab classes one time a quarter. The Integral Health option allows for flexibility for those students interested in some Life Physics but who do not want to reside locally.

CIHS is committed to meeting the needs of our adult student population by encouraging professors to utilize a hybrid method for those courses that must have an in person component (like psychological testing, for example) whenever possible. This means that out of a 10-week quarter, there may be two on campus meetings. Under special circumstances, these can be Skyped to accommodate those students who are unable to attend.

The California regulatory Boards’ approve CIHS’ Clinical Psychology degree programs for eligibility for licensure. This includes the MFT and PhD. The coursework for these programs can be done almost exclusively online, with the exception of a few classes and the internships, when applicable. CIHS is committed to working with each adult student so his/her educational program meets his/her goals and needs. If you are interested in out-of-state licensure as a psychology professional, please contact your state’s appropriate Board to check for reciprocity with California.

The Master’s thesis and Doctoral Dissertations are preferably defended on campus in Encinitas, California, US. However, since we have students from all over the globe, under specific circumstances and with the Program Director’s approval, they can be defended via Skype. One committee member must be present with the student who exercises this option. Online students in the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program may earn academic credits for pre-doctoral internship with the approval of the director of the Psychology Program.

CIHS’ curriculum is committed to the expansion of consciousness through formal education. Technology allows us to reach a broader spectrum of students. If you have any questions about CIHS residency requirements, accommodations, or how this would meet your specific academic needs, please do not hesitate to ask our Administrative Team and/or your Program Director.



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