Gainful Employment

MA in Depth Psychology

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 ( http://alumni.pacifica.edu/?x1=profile ) highlights some of their stories.


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 who graduated in 2011-12 (69%) completed the MA degree, which is PhD-related, within the 36 month period considered standard for any master’s degree by our accreditation agency, and many (53%) complete it in less the 28 months. Those who pass the oral comprehensive exam and complete the dissertation required for the rigorous PhD requirements typically take longer, averaging 6.54 years, with 48% completing between 5 and 7 years and 51% between 8 and 10 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 ( http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf11306/appendix/pdf/tab28.pdf ).

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 withdraw and re-enter the program.


Overall Time To Completion: Depth Graduates 2003–2012


Depth Graduates

Number of Students

Average Time to Completion (Years)

MA Graduates

149

2.78*

*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 Parameters

Program

*Standard Minimum

*Standard Maximum

**Depth Program Minimum

***Gainful Employment

**Depth Program Time Limit (Maximum)

MA

36 mos/3 yrs

60 mos/5 yrs

24 mos/2 yrs

96 mos/8 yrs

*Standard time to completion rates are defined by WASC (Western Accreditation Schools & Colleges) 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 60 months for the MA/PhD, as published in the 2011-12 Pacifica catalog.

***Department of Education Gainful Employment "Program On-time to Completion."

MA Time to Completion 2011-2012:

Students who completed the MA program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 within the Department of Education Gainful Employment "Program On-time to Completion" reported equaled approximately 27%. An additional 60% completed between 2-4 years.

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Cost for Entire Program Completed in Minimum Expected Completion Time

Estimated Total Tuition

Estimated Costs for Books and Supplies

MA (24 mos/2 yrs) $52,968

MA (24 mos/2 yrs) $2,400

Total annual room and board charges:

Residential Fee for Depth Psychology and Depth Psychology with Emphasis in
Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology: $4,206

Residential Fee for Depth Psychology with Emphasis in
Jungian and Archetypal Studies: $2,624

Residential Fee for Depth Psychology with Emphasis in
Somatic Studies and Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy: $5,052

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Psychology and Depth Psychology with Emphasis in
Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, & Ecopsychology: $2,403

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Psychology with Emphasis in
Jungian and Archetypal Studies: $1,424

Nonresidential Fee for Depth Psychology with Emphasis in
Somatic Studies and Depth Psychology with Emphasis in Psychotherapy: $2,848

Annual direct program cost information: http://www.pacifica.edu/fee.aspx

Annual cost of attendance: http://www.pacifica.edu/COA_2.aspx

MA Debt for all graduates between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012:

Of the 13 MA graduates who completed the program during this time, 11 completed with student loan debt.

Median cumulative debt (borrowers and non-borrowers):
Federal student loan debt: $51,250 (including Plus)
Private loan debt: $0
Institutional financing plan debt: $0

 

Updated 2/28/2013