The Question of Vocation

The question of vocation is crucial, and choosing the right one requires listening to the voice within. The root of the word “vocation” is Latin for voice. Learning to trust that inner voice in the face of economic and social pressures that might urge otherwise is an act of courage. Accessing that courage is the key to finding the voice. At Pacifica, students span a wide range of ages, coming from a spectrum of diverse backgrounds. They are all committed—not just to getting an education—but to doing something important that carries real meaning for them. I have taught around the world, and have had a great many interesting, engaged students. But I have never found a community that so passionately embraces depth psychological studies as much as this one.

Joseph Cambray, Ph.D.
President, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Future Students

Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology. The Institute has established an educational environment 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 education resources on Pacifica’s two campuses, both of which are located between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean, a few miles south of Santa Barbara, California. Imagine being part of the solution at Pacifica Graduate Institute.