Academic Degrees and Programs
Offers M.A. degree programs in Human Development, Marriage and Family Therapy, Education, Early Childhood Education, and Curriculum & Instruction; B.A.-completion degree programs in Human Development and Early Childhood Education; and Teacher Credentialing and Certificate programs.
Credit for Life Experience
Offers an accelerated bachelor's-completion option; students may apply for up to 30 credits for life experience, credits that may be used toward their bachelor's degree as well as their application for either the Marriage and Family Therapy or Human Development master's program. Learn more.
Three semesters: fall, spring, summer
Six starts a year
Accreditation and Memberships
- Western Association of School and Colleges (Senior Colleges and Universities)
- American Association of Colleges and Universities
- Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (California)
- Faculty memberships in the American Association of University Professors
The Andrew Norman Library supports the degree programs of Pacific Oaks College and Pacific Oaks Children's School, as well as independent faculty research. The collection, which comprises more than 17,000 titles, reflects the most current research and centers on early childhood education and curriculum development, human development, family systems and therapy, and child care.
In addition to its main campus in Pasadena, Pacific Oaks College offers courses at central locations in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Salinas, Santa Cruz, and others. We also offer human development and early childhood education programs online.
Our Students (updated Fall 2013)
American Indian/Native Alaskan 1.1%
Pacific Islander 1.1%
Not reported 6.2%
Average Age 38