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The core curriculum of the Integral Health M.A. program is designed to provide the graduate student with a foundation in Global Philosophical traditions, consciousness studies, and the basics of research methodology. The student first completes the core master’s level courses in Integral Health and designs their own concentration by choosing elective courses in Integral Health or from other M.A. programs (Psychology, and Integral Noetic Sciences) in consultation with the program director. After completion of the course work, the Master’s Thesis is the capstone project.

Program Learning Outcomes

Integral Health Masters PLOs.  Graduates of CIHS Integral Health Master’s program will be able to:

  • PLO 1: Synthesize diverse studies in the human sciences and articulate their transdisciplinary nature, including psychology, integral health, philosophy of science, and reality theory.

  • PLO 2: Demonstrate empathic and formal communication informed by an integrated view of human interaction, scholarly sources.

  • PLO 3: Construct philosophical and scientific paradigms that advance systematic approaches to wellbeing.

  • PLO 4: Critically evaluate and solve problems in the human sciences in an integrally informed manner, through the use of qualitative and quantitative research.


Prerequisites for Admission

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, in a related field.

Degree Requirements

Fifty-six (56) graduate quarter units are required to complete the Master of Arts degree program in Integral Health. Thirty-two core curriculum graduate quarter units are earned in eight core courses designed to establish a basic foundation in the systems of philosophy and research methods. The remaining units are earned by completing elective courses drawn from Integral Health or other departments in consultation with the program director. If a student is continuing into a Ph.D. program at CIHS, Thesis units may be substituted with another elective course.


Core courses            32 units

Electives                    24 units

TOTAL                       56 units

Core Curriculum

  • IH 500 Academic Writing Within the Human Sciences (4 units)

  • IH 501 Foundations in Integral Studies (4 units)

  • IH 502 Consciousness Studies (4 units)

  • IH 645 Integral Spiritual Coaching (4 units)

  • IH 504 Spiritual Education (several options available) (4 units)

  • IH 505 Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (4 units)

  • IH 507 Integral Perspectives on Health (4 units)

  • IH 690 Thesis (4 units)

Sample Elective Courses

  • IH 508 Introduction to AMI Research* (4 units)

  • IH 525 Integrative Anatomy & Physiology (4 units)

  • IH 605 Survey of Complementary Methods/Medicine (4 units)

  • IH 612 Subtle Energy Devices Survey* (4 units)

  • IH 620 Electrophysiology & Biofeedback* (4 units)

  • IH 628 Quantum Concepts for Biology and Consciousness (4 units)

  • IH 640 Biophysics of Neuroscience (4 units)

  • IH 651 Psychoacoustics (4 units)

  • IH 652 Subtle Energy System I (4 units)

  • IH 677A Introduction to Biophoton Research* (4 units)

  • IH 679 Human Bio-field: Scientific & Philosophical Concepts (4 units)

  • IH 680 Topic of Special Interests (2-4 units)

  • IH 681 Consciousness-Based Medicine (4 units)

  • IH 699 Independent Study (4 units)

*Laboratory course (additional fees apply).


Courses from other departments may also be taken as electives in consultation with the program director.

Concentrations within a Degree Program


Individually Designed Concentrations:

The Individually Designed Concentration (IDC) areas option has been designed to meet the needs of students who wish to design a course of studies within a degree program.  IDCs may be proposed within any of the degree programs within the Schools of Integral Health, Integral Noetic Studies, and Psychology.  Students with IDC concentrations complete the same course courses and core course units for the degree program and design the IDC within the electives course units.


The student identifies and secures a faculty advisor, often the Program Director, who agrees to oversee the IDC.  All continuing CIHS faculty members, including Program Directors, may serve as the academic advisor for an IDC.  The faculty member’s area(s) of expertise will align with the student’s proposed area of study.  The faculty member or Program Director is responsible for reviewing and approving the coursework (including electives and, if necessary, independent studies) and for providing the IDC student with advising including annual advising during the spring quarter.  The faculty advisor completes the student’s pre-graduation audit associated with the IDC requirements.  The faculty advisor usually is the Dissertation Committee Chair for PhD students or the Thesis Advisor for MA students.


Students who want to pursue an IDC should schedule a meeting with the Program Director to review administrative details.


Program Designed Concentrations (PDCs):


Degree Program Directors may design concentration areas to meet the needs of a group of students.  Requirements for a PDC are the same as IDCs except that PDCs may be subject to an enrollment group minimum, and the Program Director and not the student will design the set of elective courses and independent studies that compose the concentration.  Students pursuing a PDC should schedule a meeting with the Program Director for instructions regarding admittance requirements and administrative details.  PDCs are subject to change and/or revision to meet the needs of students.  The following PDCs are currently available:


School of Integral Health MA and PHD Degrees, Concentration in Life Physics: designed to provide the graduate student with a solid foundation in research methodologies, anatomy and physiology, meridian theory of traditional Chinese medicine, and bio-energetic sciences, as well as area-specific and advanced research methods.

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