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Saybrook University

55 W. Eureka Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

United States

Telephone: 626-316-5300


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

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: February 25, 2022

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. 1979

First Accredited:Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC. 1984

Undergraduate FTE: 0

Graduate FTE: 532

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

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. Semester

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: Yes

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Accreditation Liaison OfficerRobyn ParkerVice President for Academic
Board of Directors ChairPatricia BreenPresident Emeritas, Pacific Oaks
Chief Academic OfficerRobyn ParkerVice President for Academic
Chief Executive OfficerNathan
Chief Financial OfficerJennifer GantzChief Financial
Director Institutional ResearchKevin McPhersonDirector of Institutional
OPEIDNameCityLocation TypeStatus
02120600Saybrook UniversityPasadenaMain CampusActive
DegreeDegree LevelYear ImplementedModality
Applied PsychophysiologyResearch Doctorate2018Distance Education
Business AdministrationProfessional Doctorate2021Distance Education
Business AdministrationMasters2021Distance Education
Certificate in BiofeedbackNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Clinical and Applied HypnosisNon-degree2012Distance Education
Certificate in Complex Trauma and the Healing ProcessNon-degree2013Distance Education
Certificate in Contemplative End of Life CareNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Creativity StudiesNon-degree2002Distance Education
Certificate in Foundations in Existential Humanistic PracticeNon-degree2011Distance Education
Certificate in Integrative Wellness CoachingNon-degree2012Distance Education
Certificate in Integrative and Functional NutritionNon-degree2013Distance Education
Certificate in Legal StudiesNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Mind-Body MedicineNon-degree2009Distance Education
Certificate in Mindfulness ApplicationsNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in NeurofeedbackNon-degree2022Distance Education
Certificate in Stress Management EducationNon-degree2014Distance Education
Clinical PsychologyMasters2016Distance Education
Clinical PsychologyResearch Doctorate2015Distance Education
Counseling, Specialization in Clinical Mental Health CounselingMasters2015Distance Education
Counselor Education and SupervisionResearch Doctorate2019Distance Education
Integrative Social WorkResearch Doctorate2020Distance Education
Integrative and Functional NutritionMasters2015Distance Education
Integrative and Functional NutritionResearch Doctorate2019Distance Education
Managing Organizational SystemsResearch Doctorate2000Distance Education
Mind-Body MedicineResearch Doctorate2009Distance Education
Mind-Body MedicineMasters2009Distance Education
PsychologyMasters1984Distance Education
PsychologyResearch Doctorate1984Distance Education
PsychophysiologyMasters2018Distance Education
Sport Performance PsychologyMasters2023Distance Education
Transformative Social ChangeMasters2016Distance Education
Transformative Social ChangeResearch Doctorate2016Distance Education
SeasonYearReview Type
Fall2025Offsite Review
Spring2026Accreditation Visit