Pacific Oaks College Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.39 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 42 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 1,197 (522 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 2 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 92% part-time, 8% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $28,725
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Services
Graduation Year: 2018

Pacific Oaks College provides extensive curriculum in a unique way. Classes are small and focused on reading, analysis and writing. Classes are offered online, or on campus- weekends and weeknights. Registered students are primarily females. Cultural diversity and respect for each other's differences in our society was a large focus in the curriculum. I highly recommend this institution for higher learning especially individuals looking to work with children and earning their teaching credentials.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

This school has a positive learning environment with in-class discussions that helped us learn from our experiences. This school offers a diverse and helpful staff of professors. This school offers a flexible class schedule that allows full-time working adults, like myself, to pursui an education
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2018

Pacific Oaks has a very diverse faculty and student participation. Their interests in the field of human and child development are on the cutting edge of delving deeply into the needs of each individual and how equitable we should be treating one another in our society. My degree is challenging and looking at Traumas as environmental, genetics and accidental and how we can best soothe the healing for optimal development for the child's best outcomes.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Pacific Oaks has been a great experience! Instructors are dedicated and experienced. What I appreciate the most is how the order of classes the school has scheduled each semester has purpose! They all correlate with one another, making the learning experience all the greater.
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Counselors are quick to answer questions and are always available.
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019

This school is a social justice school and they promote taking action. The pros about the program is that it has a specialization in trauma. The faculty is always available and willing to assist you in anyway they can. The faculty has your best interest in mind.The program is a cohort style program which makes it much easier to get through the program. The con is that the specialization in trauma is fairly new so they are still trying to figure a few things out. They are not COAAMFT accredited. COAAMFT is a national organization that has minimal impact in California but does affect VA internships in that you must come from an accredited COAAMFT school to get your hours at one. There are only two in California but Pacific Oaks isn’t one of them. This means that one would not be able to do their internship at a VA hospital or clinic.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

The classes at Pacific Oaks is more of discussion based setting between students and professors, instead of a lecture setting in which the professor lectures and students just listen. The classes encourage, motivate, and challenge students to learn about themselves, as well as to discover their fears, biases, etc and how to overcome them in order to become effective therapists. As of now i do not have any cons about Pacific Oaks or the program that I am in.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2017

If your looking for a school in Social Justice this is the place to be
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Exceptional support from the staff and a very diverse campus. I love my program at Pacific Oaks College.
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The atmosphere at Pacific Oaks College can not be found anywhere else. It can not compare to any other campus. You walk into a safe environment that embraces all, and supports you from day one. I have never been more satisfied with the challenging level of academia and support from faculty and staff.
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