M.A. Program Students

Is there a typical Counseling program student? Not really. Although statistically, our 2019-2020 student population looks like this:

75% female
25% people of color
Median age: 38

Our program draws students from diverse educational and professional backgrounds, adding rich and varied perspectives to the program. Many of you may already work in human service fields such as residential treatment centers, drug and alcohol treatment programs, supported housing programs, community mental health, teaching, nursing, police work, or firefighting. Or, you may simply want to deepen your understanding of the process of human change to enrich your work in a field unrelated to counseling—perhaps marketing, advertising, creative arts or management.

Regardless of gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, profession, culture, or academic background, the common thread among Wright students is their desire for an academically rigorous curriculum paired with an institution that accepts, validates, and nurtures the whole person—not just the student—an institution that cares about the community of which it is a part.