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Pacifica Graduate Institute

M.A. / Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with an Emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies


249 Lambert Road
Carpinteria, CA  93013
United States


(805) 879-7305



Program Information

Degree Offered

M.A. in Depth Psychology, Ph.D. in Depth Psychology

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The M.A./PhD. Program in Depth Psychology with emphasis in Jungian and Archetypal Studies centers around the philosophy that the theories and practices within the Jungian tradition continue to offer valuable insights and tools into working with the psyche beyond the analytic encounter. For students who are called to work with the personal and/or collective psyche, but not within the clinical milieu, this specialization responds to Marie-Louise von Franz's visionary idea: "The real psychology is a psychology that is for everybody. It naturally includes the problems of clinicians, but is not concentrated solely on that area."

This specialization offers a container where students can explore, apply, and advance depth psychology both personally and vocationally, where the through-line in every course is the direct engagement with two basic questions: how is this material meaningful to me and my life, and how is it meaningful to the world within which I live and work? Because of its overt emphasis on the application and advancement of Jungian and archetypal studies into the vocational and occupational arena, it seeks to provide skills, tools, and practices to those who work directly with other people, truly becoming a psychology for everybody. In addition, those who work in any creative field will find that this specialization provides an understanding and experience of the personal and collective psyche that can inform their creative process and enhance their creative products.

This program is offered in a hybrid-online format, meaning that students predominately engage in online learning, accompanied by four visits to campus a year.


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 degrees must be evaluated by World Education Services and submitted to Pacifica's Admissions Office.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: Yes

Classification: Other Specialized Institutions

Institution Sector: Private for-profit

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: Under 1,000