Graduate Programs in Psychology

The Wright Institute
Berkeley, CA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

  • Application Fee

  • Financial Aid Available


Our Program

The Wright Institute is one of the longest-standing independent educational institutions of graduate psychology.

Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology

Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology

For over fifty years, The Wright Institute has offered a dynamic blend of academic rigor, practical training, and a supportive, collegial environment. Our enthusiastic faculty are active practitioners and offer valuable real-world insights. Our curriculum integrates coursework with practical experience, providing for the systematic, progressive acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary to become a licensed mental health practitioner.


  • Application Fee



  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-altPersonal Statement
  • checkbox-altGRE for PsyD program; not required for MA program
  • checkbox-altLetters of Recommendation

Application Deadline

PsyD in Clinical Psychology: January 5. Classes start in September.

MA in Counseling Psychology: Multiple application rounds. Classes start in September.

Student Body


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Clubs & Associations

Students are empowered to form their own groups that reflect their areas of interest. Existing and previous groups include:

  • Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)
  • Student Mentors
  • Motivational Interviewing Lab
  • Wright Institute Students of Color (WISOC)
  • White Privilege Accountability Group (WPAG)
  • Executive Committee
  • Diversity Committee

What Our Students Say

  • The Wright is a warm community in which diversity of thought, expression, and aptitude are embraced. Students and faculty share a commitment to relieve human suffering and an awe for human experience. It is rare to find a community at once so welcoming and challenging. The Wright Institute helped me develop a strong foundation in Clinical Psychology and the confidence to apply this knowledge in innovative ways.

    Kelly M., Doctorate in Clinical Psychology ‘08
  • I am grateful for such a phenomenal education, support towards finding employment post-grad, and continuing support in navigating the licensing process.

    Hazel Z., MA in Counseling Psychology ‘16
  • Through my experience at the Wright Institute, I have learned about leadership, advocacy, community, and humility. This institution has given me the opportunity to develop into a multiculturally sensitive, compassionate, and thoughtful clinician who is able to work effectively and confidently with diverse populations.

    Tanya S., Doctorate in Clinical Psychology ‘16

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-altFinancial Aid Available
  • checkbox-altApplication Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-altFederal loans available
  • checkbox-altFlat-rate tuition based on number of units per semester regardless of residency status