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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 EdD* degree programs for working adults. Areas of study are: Psychology (including an MA program that leads to the State‚Äôs 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 EdD 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.

*Effective June 1, 2013, WISR admits all new doctoral students to an EdD program, while previously enrolled doctoral students complete their PhDs–we made the decision to switch the PhD program to an EdD program to enable us to explore the possibility of seeking national accreditation with an agency approved to accredit professional doctoral degrees.

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