Western Institute for Social Research

Western Institute for Social Research

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The Western Institute for Social Research (WISR) offers individualized BA, MA and PhD degree programs for working adults. Areas of study are: Psychology (including a program that leads to the State's Marriage and Family Therapy License), Social Sciences, Human Services and Community Development, and Education and Social Change. The PhD program is especially for college professors, adult and community educators; community service professionals and activists; and self-employed consultants and therapists interested in teaching, community involvement, or writing for professional or lay audiences. Students design their learning activities with faculty assistance - pursuing readings, practical projects, action-oriented research, meaningful writing in their own voice, and building bridges to their desired (and sometimes quite distinctive) career paths. A few WISR students study from great distances - from throughout Northern California and as far away as Colorado, Boston and Nigeria--and confer frequently with faculty by phone between occasional visits. WISR is a multiethnic institution and we embrace and celebrate diversity among our faculty and students. Students are encouraged to consider issues of community improvement, social change, multiculturality and organizational innovation in their studies.

Western Institute for Social Research is located in Berkeley, California.

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Related resources

* List of colleges and universities in the United States

** List of colleges and universities in California

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* [http://www.wisr.edu/ Official website]

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