The educational programs of CFI are concentrated in the CFI Institute, founded in 1987. The Institute is the oldest continuously operating academic program of its kind in North America, the only one supported by a research organization or "think tank," and the only program staffed with resident fellows (faculty) and a significant number of distinguished visiting fellows.

We offer study of humanist thought and practice, with special reference to secular humanism and models and methods of scientific inquiry.  Students can interact with and learn from the leading lights in the field of humanism and secularism.  See our Institute Catalogue here.

CFI Institute Online 

The Institute now offers adult/continuing education seminar courses online, featuring leading authors, professors, and public figures focusing on issues such as science, secularism, humanism, and skepticism.

Visit the CFI Institute Online for more information.

Science and the Public Ed.M. 

CFI partners with the Graduate School of Education of the University at Buffalo to offering the accredited Ed.M. program in Science and the Public, available entirely online!

Camp Inquiry 

CFI also operates Camp Inquiry, a summer camp that helps youth confront the challenges of living a non-theistic/secular lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience.

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If you are unable to attend Camp Inquiry, please check the schedule for Camp Quest, which offers a well-regarded secular summer camp at various locations throughout the United States.

Research in CFI Publications

Please visit the CFI Publications page for more information.

Philo: A Journal of Philosophy is a peer-reviewed academic journal which publishes original, conceptually precise, and argumentatively rigorous articles in all fields of philosophy. Although not devoted to any specific branch of philosophy, Philo encourages the submission of work that examines philosophical issues from an explicitly naturalist perspective. It also welcomes work on the philosophical credentials of both naturalism and various supernaturalist alternatives to naturalism. (Journal website / Online edition)

The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted exclusively to distinguishing scientifically-supported claims from scientifically-unsupported claims in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, and allied disciplines.