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Accepting Applications for Fall 2014

Pacifica welcomes a diverse academic community. Students are selected for admission in the Institute's programs on the basis of their perceived potential to succeed in masters or doctoral level work. The application review process focuses on past educational performance, letters of recommendation, emotional maturity, application essays, and on-campus interviews. Applicants are asked to demonstrate research skills and writing ability by submitting a sample(s) of their written academic work.

Pacifica is now accepting applications for all programs for fall, 2014.

 How Do I Apply to Pacifica? You can securely APPLY ONLINE HERE or download and complete an admissions application packet, CLICK HERE.
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For information regarding Pacifica's M.A. Program in Counseling Psychology, please contact Dani Graves, M.A., Senior Admissions Counselor, at 805.969.3626 ext. 309,; for Pacifica's Somatic Studies emphasis or Ph.D. in Psychotherapy please contact Alyson Alexander at 805.969.3626 ext. 307,; for Pacifica's Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology emphasis or Clinical Psy.D. or Ph.D. programs please contact Diane Huerta at 805.969.3626 ext. 306,; for all other program questions including the M.A/Ph.D. Mythological Studies program, M.A. in Engaged Humanities & the Creative Life program, or the Jungian & Archetypal Studies emphasis, contact Wendy Overend, Ph.D., Director of Admissions at 805.969.3626, ext. 305 or

 Why choose Pacifica? There are so many reasons for choosing Pacifica to pursue your graduate degree. The Institute has established an educational environment & format that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and an academic community that fosters a spirit of free and open inquiry. Students have access to an impressive array of educational resources on Pacifica's two campuses. The members of Pacifica's faculty bring a passion for education and a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom. These are just some of the reasons to choose Pacifica Graduate Institute.