How To ApplyFor your convenience we encourage you to print the Graduate School Admission Application Instructions , along with the Graduate School Application for Admission and three Recommendation Forms. If you need any other form for a particular program visit the Graduate Forms for Admissions page.
Please submit all application materials together.
If you are unable to print the forms, we will be glad to mail the forms. To obtain application forms by mail, please e-mail your name, address and program of interest to Gradschool@pacific.edu and application materials will be sent.
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 addmission by PCSP.
If you have difficulty filling out the Certification of Finances form please email for further instructions.
If you are interested in financial assistance please make sure to complete the Graduate Assistantship Application form and submit with application materials.
Graduate Assistantships are available to Fall and Winter applicants.
The GRE General Exam is required. Subject test is optional. The minimum requirements: Verbal and Quantitative = 1100 and Analytical = 3.0. GRE scores can be no older than 5 years old.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for applicants whose native/principle language of instruction is not English. The minimum acceptable TOEFL scores for admission are 550 (paper-based), or 79 (Internet-based). For those applicants applying for graduate assistantship, the minimum TOEFL sores are 575 (paper) or 89 (Internet). TOEFL scores 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.
Once your completed application has been reviewed by the Department, the Graduate School will notify you of your acceptance by mail.
Official admission decisions will be in writing on letterhead from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
Online admission letters and email notification are not official.
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 mail 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.