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Graduate Degrees and Programs

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a graduate degree from the University of the Pacific! We invite you to explore all of the opportunities we have available. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. For information about a specific program, please click on the corresponding link below or feel free to fill out our online inquiry form and we will get back to you within two business days.

International Applicants: Please note that you must turn in all required application materials at least six weeks prior to deadline dates posted below for adequate processing time. Click here for additional International Application requirements.

Graduate Programs and Degrees, including Deadlines.

Program Degree(s) Application
Term(s)
Application
Deadlines
Program Directors
ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MAcc, MBA, MBA/JD
PharmD/MBA, MBA
Peace Corps

Fall
Spring
March 1
October 1
Dr. Cynthia Eakin - (209) 946-3913
Associate Dean for Graduate
Business Programs
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MS Fall
Spring
March 1*
October 1
Dr. Craig Vierra - (209) 946-3024
Professor & Department Co-Chair
CHEMISTRY
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MS, PhD Fall
Spring
February 1*
October 1
Dr. Andreas Franz - (209) 946-2189
Associate Professor & Department
Co-Chair
COMMUNICATION
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MA Fall
Spring
March 1*
October 1
Teresa Bergman - (209) 946-7602
Associate Professor
EDUCATION
Curriculum & Instruction
Educational Administration & Leadership 
Educational/School Psychology 
Prospective student brochure (MA)
Prospective student brochure (EdD)
MA, MEd, EdD, 
EdS, Credential
Fall
Spring
Summer
August 1
October 1
May 1
Dr. Marilyn Draheim - (209) 946-2685
Associate Professor & Department Chair

Dr. Linda Skrla -(209) 946-2686
Professor & Department Chair

Dr. Linda Webster - (209) 946-2197
Associate Professor & Department Chair
ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Degree and program page
Prospective Student Brochure
MS Fall
Spring
March 1*
October 1
Dr. Louise Stark - (209) 946-3071
Professor & Associate Dean
HEALTH, EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCES
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MA Fall March 1* Dr. Lara Killick - (209) 946-2981
Assistant Professor
MUSIC EDUCATION
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MM Fall March 1* Dr. Ruth Brittin - (209) 946-2408
Professor
MUSIC THERAPY/CERTIFICATION
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure 
MA
Certification
Fall March 1* Dr. Feilin Hsiao - (209) 946-3194
Assistant Professor
PHARMACEUTICAL & CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutics
Pharmacology
Physiology
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MS,
PhD
Fall
Spring
February 1*
October 1
Dr. Xiaoling Li - (209) 946-3163
Professor & Associate Dean
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure

DPT Fall November 3** Dr. Christine Wilson - (209) 946-2397
Associate Professor & Department Chair
PSYCHOLOGY
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MA Fall February 15* Carolynn Kohn - (209) 946-7316
Associate Professor
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Degree and program page
Prospective student brochure
MS Fall February 1 Larry Boles - (209) 946-7490
Professor

*Deadlines for Teaching Assistantship applications vary by department. Almost all TA awards are made in the Spring to start in the Fall term.

**All supplemental application materials must be received or postmarked by November 3rd.

Rolling Deadlines: All programs (except Physical Therapy, Psychology, and Speech-Language Pathology) accept applications on a rolling admission, space available basis after the posted deadlines. Applications complete less than 6 weeks prior to the desired term cannot be guaranteed admission. Admissions decisions vary by deparment. Please contact the department directly for additional details.