William James College

Quick Facts

Graduate School of Psychology


Newton, MA


Master's, Doctorate

Popular Majors

Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, School Psychology

Total Students

Undergrad Students

765 14


Room and Board




 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website

10 miles

School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

The William James College is a graduate college of psychology, founded in 1974. The school is located in Newton and was formerly called the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. The school offers eleven graduate academic degree programs and one academic graduate certificate across four areas: clinical psychology, counseling psychology, organizational and leadership psychology, and school psychology.

The school uses an experiential education model, which combines academic instruction with supervised clinical experience. Students are in the field beginning in the first year and are placed in various local field facilities, including social service agencies, schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, child guidance clinics, court clinics, college counseling centers, private agencies, and corporate settings.

The school also offers professional continuing education for psychologists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, school psychologists, counselors, other mental health professionals, educators, businessmen and women, psychotherapists, and the community.

The school's new campus is located in Newton, MA, within easy reach of public transportation to Boston via the Green Line or bus.