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Admissions

Applicants holding a baccalaureate or equivalent degree and interested in working toward a graduate degree must complete a University of the Pacific Graduate School application. 

All applications must be complete for official acceptance into the program and require the following:

  • application form (can be completed online)
  • essay (300-500 words in which the applicant discusses their academic interests, objectives and plans for graduate study)
  • official undergraduate transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation (at least one letter from a professor is preferred)
  • GRE scores (general subject test)

    • All GRE scores must be less than five years old

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (in some rare instances lower GPAs can be accepted)

    • The student’s last 60 units from their undergraduate degree can be used for this calculation

Applications received complete (including submission of test scores) will be given the highest priority. 

Applications completed after the deadline, or those applications submitted after the deadline, will be evaluated and students will be omitted on a space-available basis. 

Students are not permitted to register until they have returned to the Graduate School the confirmation card that is sent with notification of admission.