Pacifica Graduate Institute Reviews

  • 4 Reviews
  • Carpinteria (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,100
100% of 4 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 4 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/7/2019
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I made the mistake of attending this program and not listening to the poor review I had read about it. The result has been disastrous to my career. The program is run by a clique of so called psychological professionals who cover each other's backs when one or another are being less than honest. When I entered there were four of us who had disability issues and the school never had a disability office. If you ask for your needs to be met at this place you are seen as a troublemaker very scary. Do not go here if you want a real Clinical Psychologist job or internship. This program does not qualify for APA internships If all you want are classes to add to a real degree from another institution than this place is ok. The place lacks integrity on many levels. Steer clear."
  • Reviewed: 7/23/2019
  • Degree: Child Development
"PGI is an edu for curious learners who are capable of keeping up w/ demanding scholarship/motivated to master complex theories / write papers w/ original ideas while engaging in personal therapy. Inquire with successful grads if you're on the fence or unsure you want this kind of education. This is an exceptional learning environment for mature personalities who can take responsibility for a graduate degree of this magnitude."
  • Reviewed: 4/5/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"I am very satisfied with the school. It is taught from a depth perspective which is unique and allows you to stand out. We meet 4 days per month with helps maintain full employment if needed. It's a cohort experience so you are with the same people throughout the program which provides great support. I am pleased with what the school offers. The instructors come from different backgrounds and give good views on practice.. we eat together breakfast lunch and dinner creating a bond with students and faculty. Food and hotel is included in tuition. I would recommend this school to those that want to conduct therapy from a person centered approach with a spiritual eye. This program teaches you how to integrate the shadow and unconscious into practice. Very interesting."
Darren Tempest Burtenshaw
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Clinical Psychology
"Pacifica Graduate Institute offers one of a kind graduate program for working adults. You're on campus once a month for four days of classes, very intense; you are then sent home with lots of reading and homework. I have found you must be organized with your time. That said if you do the readings and the homework, getting your doctorate degree is an attainable goal. There are many adults with varied backgrounds, some out of retirement, some just had their last kid leave the nest for college and others are right out of a Master Program. These different adults from as far as Seattle, Texas, Canada, Japan and all over California, ranging from 24 years old to 59 years old in my class come together once a month to change themselves and therefore changing the world. Pacifica wants to make a difference in the world; if you do, this is the perfect place for your self-growth, learning and an advanced degree. Pacifica specializes in depth studies, whether it is in the humanities and mythology masters program, dream tending workshops or their Clinical Psychology PhD and Psy. D. Programs. The professors are open and easy to talk to during and after class. Classes tend to be on the smaller side 14-26 students. The campus is magical, an old 1920 Spanish estate turned into a campus for learning. Food and lodging are included in most programs as everyone is traveling in from abroad this adds to the quality time you get to spend getting to know the faculty and your fellow cohorts. I recommend Pacifica highly, especially to those that want a unique transformative experience."