The Wright Institute

2728 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA

The Wright Institute, located in Berkeley, California, was founded Nevitt Sanford after his departure from Stanford University. The school was formed to continue and energize the conversation between Marx and Freud. Over the years the school has gone through and redefined its program offerings, eventually forming the doctor of psychology programs and adding the master of counseling psychology program. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


The Wright Institute is dedicated to educating clinicians in psychology through its two program offerings. Students of the program will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to apply psychological practices in a clinical environment, assisting patients by providing care and therapy. Class schedules are flexible to accommodate individuals with professional concerns, as the school serves as a graduate institution and its students are typically individuals wishing to further their education after some years in the workforce.

Programs offered:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at the Wright Institute must supply certain information and meet established criterion in order to be considered for admission. The master program requires a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA o0f 3.0 earned. The doctoral program requires a 4-6 page statement of purpose, a complete resume covering all non–academic years, a breakdown of skills, three letters of recommendation and all relevant transcripts, as well as a 3.0 GPA from previous education.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which will be used to determine eligibility and awards.

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by The Wright Institute by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition for graduate students is estimated to range between $33,000-$39,000
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, The Wright Institute may provide student services like:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1998)

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Contact Information

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