Depth Psychology Gainful Employment

A central tenet of purpose in Depth Psychology is to extend the theories and practices of psychology beyond the confines of the clinical consulting room, and to reach into the culture and community in new and innovative ways. This is apparent in the various curricula of our specialties, but is also evident in the lives of our students, before, during and after their studies. In addition to a natural affiliation with traditional professions such as psychotherapy and organizational consultation, we attract students with very diverse professional goals.
 
Our students take their Pacifica studies into medical practice, nursing, and health administration, into law, public policy, urban, regional and community planning, community organizing, mediation, program evaluation, foundation work, arts and entertainment, writing and publishing.
 
Our graduates are finding work at all levels of higher education, from community college to graduate school, including tenure track positions at public and private institutions. Many of our students enter their coursework as a way of deepening and renewing their commitments to already established professions, again in a wide variety of pursuits. The education they obtain at Pacifica enhances new opportunities as well as their enjoyment of work in which they already are engaged.

Beyond the options listed, many of our students develop unexpected and creative applications of the degree to their career, finding new or deepened areas of interest within the program. Our alumni web page highlights some of their stories.

DOE Gainful Employment Disclosure MA  scroll to bottom of page for the Department of Education disclosure
DOE Gainful Employment Disclosure PhD  scroll to bottom of page for the Department of Education disclosure

Time to Completion
Like many Pacifica students, those in the Depth Psychology program often do not need or want to complete a graduate degree within a certain time frame. Most of the students (89%) who graduated in 2014-15 completed the MA degree, which is PhD-related, within 2-3 year period considered standard for any master's degree by our accreditation agency.Those who pass the oral comprehensive exam and complete the dissertation according to the rigorous PhD requirements typically take longer, averaging 5 years, with 11% completing the degree more than 5 years. As a graduate degree in psychology with a unique emphasis, these rates are comparable with the national median completion time of 9.5 years for doctorate programs in the humanities and 7.7 years in the social sciences, as reported by National Science Foundation, 2009 Survey of Earned Doctorates: 2009 Survey.
Pacifica provides students in need with a generous leave of absence policy to accommodate the complexities of the lives of adult students while maintaining high academic standards. Therefore, completion rate averages are lengthened by those students who need to re-enter the program.

Overall Time To Completion: Depth Graduates 2005–2015

Depth Graduates

Number

Average Time to Completion (Years)

MA/PhD Graduates (Includes MA/PhD and PhD graduates)

522

4.7 yrs*

*This figure may include temporary withdrawals and leaves of absence from the program, which can occur due to illness, pregnancy, or other serious instances that students encounter in their academic career.
Pacifica Graduate Institute's U. S. Department of Education's Office of Post Secondary Education identification number (OPEID): 031268-00
Program Name: Depth Psychology 
CIP for program: 42.9999
This program prepares students for the following career: SOC code: 19-3039- Psychologists, all other: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/19-3039.00

SOC code: 25-1066- Psychology Teachers, postsecondary http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/25-1066.00

SOC code: 11-9199- Managers, all others http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9199.00

Program Level: Master/Doctorate
Program Time to Completion Parameter

Program

*Standard Minimum

*Standard Maximum

**Myth Program Minimum***Gainful Employment

**Myth Program Time Limit (Maximum)

MA/PhD

60 mos/5 yrs

96 mos/8 yrs

63 mos/5 yrs

96 mos/8 yrs

*Standard time to completion rates are defined by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) as standard for any graduate program at any academic institution.
**The Depth program is designed to be completed in 24 months for the MA degree and 63 months for the MA/PhD, as published in the 2014-15 Pacifica catalog.
*** Department of Education Gainful Employment "Program On-time to Completion."
MA Time to Completion 2014-2015:
Students who completed the MA program between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 within the Department of Education's Gainful Employment "Program On-time to Completion" criterion equaled approximately 0%. 89% completed the program in 2-3 years, 6% finishing between 3-4 years and 5% finishing more than 5 years.

Cost for Entire Program Completed in Minimum Expected Completion Time based on the 2014-15 Catalog

Estimated Total Tuition

Estimated Costs for Books and Supplies

MA (24 mos/2 yrs) $56,200

MA (24 mos/2 yrs) $3,000

Total annual room and board charges:
Residential Fee for Depth Specialization in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology: $5,112

Residential Fee for Depth Specialization in Jungian and Archetypal Studies: $3,192

Residential Fee for Depth Specialization in Somatic Studies and Depth Psychotherapy: $6,140

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Specialization in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology: $2,916

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Specialization in Jungian and Archetypal Studies: $1,728

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Specialization in Somatic Studies and Depth Psychotherapy: $3,456

Annual program direct cost information
Annual Cost of Attendance

MA Debt for all graduates between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015:

Of the 62 MA graduates who completed the program during this time, 77% completed with student loan debt.

Median cumulative debt (borrowers and non-borrowers): Federal student loan debt: $70,223 
Private loan debt: $0
Institutional financing plan debt: $0

PhD time to Completion 2014-2015:
Students who completed the PhD program between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 within the Department of Education's Gainful Employment "Program On-time to Completion" criterion of 63 months equaled approximately 0%. 38% completed the program within 6 years, and 62% in between 6 and 9 years.



Cost for Entire Program Completed in Minimum Expected Completion Time based on the 2014-15 Catalog

Estimated Total Tuition

Estimated Costs for Books and Supplies

PhD (63 mos/5 yrs) $112,400

PhD (63 mos/5 yrs) $4,500

Total annual room and board charges:
Residential Fee for Depth Specialization in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology: $5,112

Residential Fee for Depth Specialization in Jungian and Archetypal Studies: $3,192

Residential Fee for Depth Specialization in Somatic Studies and Depth Psychotherapy: $6,140

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Specialization in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology: $2,916

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Specialization in Jungian and Archetypal Studies: $1,728

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Specialziation in Somatic Studies and Depth Psychotherapy: $3,456


Annual program direct cost information
Annual Cost of Attendance

PhD Debt for all graduates between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015:

Of the 37 students who completed the program during this time, 70% completed with student loan debt.

Median cumulative debt (borrowers and non-borrowers): Federal student loan debt: $65,595 (Average student loan debt $64,424) ***Includes Federal Student Loans borrowed during MA segment of MA/PhD program. Private loan debt: $0 Institutional financing plan debt: $0



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