Pacifica Graduate Institute

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Pacifica Graduate Institute traces its roots to the Isla Vista Human Relations Center which was established in 1971 by Regents of the University of California. This led to the creation of the Human Relations Center which started offering a certificate course in counseling skills in 1976. This program became a part of Human Relations Institute, and in 1989, it came to be known as the Pacifica Graduate Institute. Popularly referred to as just Pacifica, the institute operates a 35-acre Ladera Lane Campus, and a 13-acre Lambert Road Campus in Carpinteria, California.

Pacifica Graduate Institute grants the Master of Arts degree in depth psychology, counseling psychology, mythological studies, and humanities. Students can also opt for doctorate degree programs in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, depth psychology, and mythological studies.

Pacifica students are offered a variety of support services like housing facilities, disability services, and academic and career counseling. Financial aid is provided through Federal Stafford loans, Grad-PLUS loans, and alternative private student loans. In addition, deserving candidates are awarded the Pacifica Scholarship, Segal AmeriCorps Matching Scholarship, and Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.

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Pacifica Graduate Institute
249 Lambert Rd
Carpinteria , CA 93013

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Pacifica Graduate Institute Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Therapy and Counseling134clinical psychology, counseling psychology, psychology courses
Liberal Arts66humanities

Number of programs and degrees for Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree1403
Doctor's degree603

Pacifica Graduate Institute Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pacifica Graduate Institute had a total enrollment of 659 students (469 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 56%
Black 4%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 24%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 1%
25-29 12%
30-34 15%
35-39 15%
40-49 27%
50-64 29%
65+ 1%

Pacifica Graduate Institute Room and Board (2007)

Pacifica Graduate Institute offers campus housing for 200 of its 469 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Carpinteria, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 8 meals per week.

Pacifica Graduate Institute Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 2,192
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,777

Financial Aid:
Pacifica Graduate Institute participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3126800)

Pacifica Graduate Institute Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year16$80,06815$73,922
All faculty totalcalendar year16$80,06815$73,922

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pacifica Graduate Institute Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, Other

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