The Western Institute for Social Research (WISR) is known as a premiere academic institute for social change since its inception in 1975. WISR offers individualized BA, MA and PhD degree programs for working adults. Areas of study are: Psychology (including an MA program that leads to the State’s Marriage and Family Therapy License as well as for those seeking to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), Social Sciences, Human Services and Community Development, and Education and Social Change. Our interdisciplinary PhD program in Higher Education and Social Change is exceedingly popular. Our tuition is very affordable for working adults with modest incomes and family commitments–at $7,500/year; $625/month.