Pacific Oaks College Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.4 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 43 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 1,267 (543 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 91% part-time, 9% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,885
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pacifics Oaks is a great school. Lots of diversity, culture-centered curriculum to help me as a future marriage and family therapist and good classroom interaction. It is a smaller school, so if you are looking for a lot of research opportunities and such that you might find at a larger school then it's not such a great fit. Otherwise I'm happy so far with my experience at Pacific Oaks.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I love this school. Pacific Oaks is based on Quaker Philosophy of the whole person and whole experience. This is the perfect school for someone that wants to integrate their life experience with their education.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The Marriage and Family Therapy program is a rigorous academic program that trains us to look especially at social just and cultural diversity. We are being trained differently from other programs in that while we are clinicians, we are also trained to see the client as a human and what true empathy looks like.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

I love the MFT graduate program at Pacific Oaks because of the flexibility of the classes, the supportive and motivating instructors and the family feel you get from the school staff. It's the best decision I have made educationally.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros are that Pacific Oaks is extremely personal. I can always get a live person on the phone. I get return phone calls and enjoy the support provided by all the staff. My con about my graduate studies is the cost of the program, I find it very expensive. I am a working parent that wants to further my education, but I know I will be in debt after graduation. It is difficult to finish knowing how expensive it will be to get my graduate degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Very pleased with the MA-MFT program at Pacific Oaks College. The instructors are working professionals in this field. The content and class activities of the courses are well balanced between theory and reality.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2015

Well I am in my second semester of the MA in Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Credential program. So far I cannot say how the school is helping me with a career network since I have a good year and a half before I even begin student teaching. I believe the quality of my education is good and though the program is somewhat limited to the same type of education in any/every credential program, the social justice philosophy of the school allows me more opportunities for insight that I would not receive at other colleges. I believe the money is worth the instructors, so far.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The program is directly invested in my interest of its academic field. It focuses on early childhood education which was an area I wanted in my graduate program. The cons may relate to technical errors that rarely occur. No major problems involved otherwise. I am very satisfied with this school and its program.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

Pacific Oaks College offers a wonderful program for non-traditional students and is a supportive, inclusive environment. The emphasis on child-centered education is a refreshing change and has strengthened my desire to work in a classroom as a career. The online classes are a little hit-or-miss--I've had good ones and not so good ones. I highly recommend the on-ground program! I am currently in a hybrid program and the flexibility of completing some courses online and some courses on campus is convenient.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

Some courses are very challenging while others are not depending on the instructor. The education I am receiving is life changing.
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