The Wright Institute

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Located in Berkeley, California, The Wright Institute was first established as a interdisciplinary institution of higher education. Faculty at the school offered an indisciplinary program which incorporated principles and concepts from several disciplines including philosophy, sociology and history. At the beginning, only a few of the school’s instructors were even psychologists. The program offered had only four required courses – once of which was “Psychopathology”. Next door to The Wright Institute was a clinic that served as a lab where students and faculty could practice.

In California, up until 1985 anyone with a PhD in any field could obtain a license to practice psychology by simply passing the California State Board exam for psychologists – and this is exactly what many of Wright Institute graduates did. Today The Wright Institute is an accredited graduate school of Clinical Psychology and a recognized leader in “critical psychoanalysis”.

General Information

2728 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1796

General Phone:510.841.9230
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:MA/MS degrees
Doctor’s degree – other (new classification)
Campus setting:City: Midsize
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:399 (0 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:7 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $26,600
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $26,600
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 69 38
Psychology 69 38
Clinical Psychology 54 38
Counseling Psychology 15
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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