The Process Work Institute (PWI) reviews degree program applications on a rolling basis. This means that Degree program applications will be reviewed as and when they are submitted. For priority consideration for admissions, please submit your application by July 31st, 2014. Applications received after the deadline of July 31st, 2014, will still be reviewed and considered. However, You are encouraged to apply as early as possible as it makes processing of your admission and the process of planning enrollment as collaborative as possible. We want to help you plan your program and mentor you in the enrollment process.

*If you are an International applicant, please be sure to apply as early as possible. PWI is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Please contact the office for more information about the timeframe and requirements. 

 Diploma/Masters of Arts in Process Work (MAPW) Admissions Procedure

 Learning Process Work at the depth that the Diploma/MAPW Program offers, involves substantial personal growth, self-reflection, and, depends on strong internal support to meet the challenges you will face. Applicants should have extensive exposure to Process Work through personal therapy, classes, seminars, or other programs of study. This program requests that your calling to work with yourself and with others as a facilitator is guided by a strong inner direction, as shown in a dream or powerful life experience.

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Fillable PDF forms:

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Required Application Materials

1.   To apply for the Diploma/MAPW program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Attached application form
  • Small color photo of yourself
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay answering the attached questions
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended.

◦   If the transcripts are not in English, you must also submit a certified translation of the transcript.

◦   If the transcript is not from a U.S. university you must also get a “General” report from, an Equivalency evaluation service.

  • If you are transferring from another process work program, the admissions committee will check on past experience, progress, outcome, and ask for references from former advisor or committee.
  • Three letters of recommendation using the Recommendation form. Two of these recommendations must be from a Process Work Diplomate. Letters of recommendation should NOT come from your personal therapist. These can be emailed to us. See details below.
  • Application fee of $100 (this may be paid by check, cash, credit card or wire transfer, please contact us for details)

2.   If the initial application form and essay are accepted, the applicant is invited to a telephone interview with two members of the admissions committee.

3.   If you are an international student and will need a student visa there are additional materials you will need to submit.

Please send in the form, the essay, Resume/CV in electronic form (either Word doc or PDF file) to Please contact PWI about how you want to pay your application fee.

The Process Work Institute is committed to inner and outer diversity, and admits students of any race, color, national origin, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Essay Questions

Please attach an autobiographical essay which includes the following sections. Essays must be typed, and no more than 3,000 words.

a)       Biographical details, including educational and work background. What areas of knowledge, disciplines or professions have you studied, and how did you learn them? Describe how your learning journey brought you to Process Work.

b)       Previous experience in Process Work. How long have you been studying or practicing Process Work? What courses, programs, or personal work have you done had? If you are transferring from another Process Work program, please describe your experience in that program and your reasons for transferring. Please submit letters of referrals from your previous study committee members or advisor.

c)       Inner calling. What draws you to study Process Work? How do your dreams, dream-like experiences, or life experiences lead you to study Process Work, and to seek a Diploma? What in particular interests you about Process Work, and how do you see yourself using it in your world?

d)      Describe one of the most challenging psychological or emotional crises you have had in your life, how you dealt with it, or continue to deal with it, and what you have learned from undergoing it.

e)       Describe your ability to organize your own study and to work independently. What educational and professional resources are available in your community to assist you in achieving your educational goals?

Letters of Recommendation

Please submit at least three completed recommendation forms, from three different types of referents listed below.  Two of these recommendations must be from a Process Work Diplomate. Letters of recommendation should NOT come from your personal therapist. The people recommending you should send the forms directly to PWI.

a. Teacher                            d. Work Colleague

b. Supervisor                       e. Peer

c. Employer

Non Native English Speaking Students

Because of its experiential learning style, the Diploma/MAPW program requires a high degree of verbal participation. For this, non-native English speakers need to be conversant in spoken and written English, as demonstrated by the following minimum scores:

  • 530 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)
  • 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT)
  • 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS)
  • 50 on the PTE Academic Score Report;


Or, alternatively,

  • A minimum grade of Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test;
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;
  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of “C” or higher at an appropriately accredited/recognized accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English; “B” or higher for Master’s, First Professional Degree or Professional Doctoral Degree.
  • A transcript indicating a grade of “C” or higher in an English composition course from an appropriately-accredited/recognized college or university; “B” or higher for Master’s, First Professional Degree or Professional Doctoral Degree