Quick Steps to Navigating the Admissions Process

Posted by Krystyna Knight on Jan 14, 2019 8:36:32 AM

Pacifica"By extending the concepts of psychology and mythological studies beyond the personal, beyond the consulting room, and beyond the classroom, we see psychological life as an evolutionary development within nature, alive in all the phenomena and systems of our world. In studying and working with these multidimensional exchanges, we facilitate contributions to the contemporary concerns of our world through dialogues between the psyche of the individual, the mythologies of the culture, the collective human imagination, and the living planet."



Pacifica fosters an academic community environment that promotes a spirit of free and open inquiry to engage in the study of depth psychology, mythology, and the humanities. Our students have access to an impressive array of educational resources on Pacifica’s two campuses located in Santa Barbara County.  Our Institute has established a flexible educational environment and format that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences.


1) Apply Online

Blog 1Apply online to one of Pacifica’s nine degree programs and specializations. There is a $75 application fee that is payable by credit card.  A confirmation email with a list of required documents will be sent after submitting the application.

2) Submit Required Documents

Each program requires a writing sample, personal statement, resume, official transcripts and letters of recommendations as important components of the application file. Please contact your Admissions Advisor or visit our admissions website for more information on the requirements for a particular program.

3) Next Steps

The Admissions Committee will review your completed file and, upon recommendation of the Committee, an interview will be scheduled.  If accepted, applicants must submit a non-refundable $250 deposit and enrollment agreement forms for confirmation of attendance.

DSC03682-FB-14) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Pacifica recommends that all applicants apply for federal student financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and using Pacifica’s school code G31268.  They also recommend that all students apply for one of Pacifica's scholarships.  Visit our financial aid website for more information.

Pacifica Graduate Institute is accepting applications for all programs.  For questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 805.879.7305 or admissions@pacifica.edu.  For more information, visit our website www.pacifica.edu.  

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