How To Apply
We encourage you to submit your application online at http://go.pacific.edu/gradapply. For your convenience, PDF versions of the Graduate School Admission Application Instructions, the Graduate School Application for Admission, and Graduate Admission Recommendation Forms are also available for download on the Graduate Forms for Admissions page.
Please submit all application materials together to expedite processing.
The GRE General Exam is required for all applicants, including international applicants. The GRE Subject exams are optional. The minimum requirements for the GRE General Exam are: Verbal and Quantitative = 1100 (converted to the old scale) and Analytical Writing = 3.0. GRE scores can be no older than 5 years old.
If you are interested in financial assistance please make sure to indicate your interest on the Graduate School Admission Application Graduate Assistantships are available to Fall and Winter applicants.
International applicants also must read the information for International Applicants and Transcript Evaluation.
In addition to the forms under What to submit, a Certification of Finances form with all required documents must be completed and sent with the application materials or upon notification of admission by PCSP.
If you have difficulty filling out the Certification of Finances form, please contact the Graduate School for further instructions.
Proof of English proficiency is required of all applicants whose native/principle language of instruction is not English. This requirement can be met by minimum scores of 80 (iBT) or 550 (paper) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Applicants interested in applying for a graduate assistantship must meet minimum scores of 90 (iBT) or 575 (paper) on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS. Official test score reports are required and can be no older than 2 years old.
After You Apply:
Application processing time will take anywhere from 8-10 weeks.
If any documentation is missing we will contact you. However, we encourage you to monitor receipt of items online at http://www.pacific.edu/gradchecklist after receiving your university ID.
Once your completed application has been reviewed by the Department, the Graduate School will notify you of your admission decision by email.
Official admission decisions will be in writing on letterhead from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
Any verbal or written statements about admission either express or implied from any other source, will not be official.
The Graduate School will also notify you by email if you have been awarded financial assistance including teaching and research assistantship awards.
Your acceptance for enrollment in the program applies only to the term noted on the admission letter.
If you wish to change your entry date, you must request the change from the Graduate School.
Please be aware that the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) prevents us from discussing your application with any third party.