Pacifica Graduate Institute

Pacifica Graduate Institute

M.A. in Counseling Psychology


249 Lambert Road,

Carpinteria, CA 93110

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Counseling Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Pacifica's M.A. in Counseling Psychology prepares students for licensure in both Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. This program is for prospectives with a completed bachelor's degree or students finishing up their studies at a 4 year undergraduate college. Pacifica's M.A. in Counseling Psychology is unique because of its integration of Depth Psychology into the cirriculum. The modern field of depth psychology originates in the work of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, who called attention to the importance of what lies "below the surface" of conscious awareness. Depth Psychology invites a curiosity about the psyche and respect for the full range of human experience. Students in the M.A. Counseling program not only engage in classes in research and clinical strategies, but also enroll in interdisciplinary courses in literature, mythology, religion, and culture, deepening the students' ability to link archetypal themes to sociopolitical issues in the lives of individuals, families, and communities. Students in the Counseling program have the ability to focus on areas of interest including somatic studies, mythology, music therapy, expressive art therapy, and other sub-fields of psychology and the humanities in papers, research, and projects. By utilizing faculty members' expertise in their respected fields of emphasis, students are mentored through this process of integration. *Each student is responsible for determining and remaining informed of licensure requirements in his or her own state.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), specifically the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

International students must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services and submitted to Pacifica's Admissions Office.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 93

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Loans are available by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). School Code G31268

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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