M.A. Program Students

Is there a typical Counseling program student? Not really. Although statistically, our 2023 students look like this:

Gender Identity:
70% identify as female
24% identify as male
6% identify as nonbinary, genderfluid or genderqueer

35% Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
65% white

20-29: 25%
30-39: 38%
40-49: 20%
50-59: 17%
Average age: 37

20% of students are first-generation college students
29% speak multiple languages

The Wright Institute Counseling Psychology Program draws students from dozens of different professional backgrounds, adding rich and varied perspectives to the program. Many of our students are pursuing a new career path, coming from industries such as education, engineering, food service, and the performing arts. Some students have experience in the psychology field, and some are newcomers. Regardless of educational or professional background, our program builds a strong foundation for a career in mental health.

The Counseling Program’s student body also reflects the many aspects of diversity that are the foundation of the San Francisco Bay Area community. With a strong emphasis on cultivating cultural humility and responsiveness in our future clinicians, our program is continually striving to improve with regards to how best to serve local communities.