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Pacifica Graduate Institute

249 Lambert Road

Carpinteria, CA 93013

United States

Telephone: 805-969-3626


Staff Liaison:Each institution is assigned a staff liaison who is their primary point of contact for accreditation activities. Susan Opp

Student Achievement URL:WSCUC Standards require that institutions regularly generate, evaluate, and make public data about student achievement, including measures of retention, and graduation, and evidence of student learning.

Current Accreditation Status:Accredited - Reflects the Commission's finding that the institution is in compliance with the Standards. Accredited

Most Recent Commission Action: September 22, 2023

Granted Candidacy:Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process. 1994

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1997

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 686

Financial Structure Type:Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported. For-Profit

Sponsorship:Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy. No Related Entity

Academic Calendar:The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system. Quarter

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerLoraine Devos-CombyInterim Provost & VP of Academic Affairs - VP of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Liaison
Board of Directors ChairThyonne GordonChair Board of
Chief Academic OfficerLoraine Devos-CombyInterim Provost & VP of Academic Affairs - VP of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Liaison
Chief Executive OfficerLeonie MattisonPresident/
Chief Financial OfficerLarry
Director Institutional ResearchLoraine Devos-CombyInterim Provost & VP of Academic Affairs - VP of Institutional Effectiveness & Accreditation Liaison
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
03126801Pacifica Graduate Institute – Ladera CampusSanta BarbaraAdditionalActive
03126800Pacifica Graduate Institute – Lambert CampusCarpinteriaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Clinical PsychologyResearch Doctorate1987On-Site
Clinical PsychologyProfessional Doctorate2013On-Site
Counseling PsychologyMasters2012On-Site
Depth PsychologyResearch Doctorate1995On-Site
Depth PsychologyMasters1995On-Site
Depth Psychology and Creativity with Emphasis in the Arts and HumanitiesMasters2005On-Site
MA/PhD in Clinical PsychologyMasters2020On-Site
Mythological StudiesResearch Doctorate1994On-Site
Mythological StudiesMasters1994On-Site
Ph.D. Depth Psychology with Specialization in Integrative Therapy and Healing PrResearch Doctorate2016On-Site
Psy.D. in Counseling PsychologyProfessional Doctorate2021On-Site
SeasonYearReview Type
Spring2024Offsite Review
Fall2024Accreditation Visit