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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants to the master's and doctorate programs must have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Saybrook University

About Saybrook University

Saybrook University was founded by a group of academics devoted to providing a place of higher learning focused on developing students holistically. Through its two colleges, this school offers both unique programs like transformative social change, integrative and functional nutrition, and integrative wellness coaching, and more standard programs like psychology and counseling.

This small Oakland, California university offers master's and doctoral level programs to its students, and places an emphasis on the development of its students' analytical minds. Although most programs at the school are in a hybrid format, with most coursework being completed online, most students attend a Residential Conference at the beginning of each semester. These conferences seek to foster community between students and faculty and to help students feel more secure and excited about the new semester's courses.

Student Testimonials

''Saybrook taught me how to respectfully challenge the status quo and engage in difficult conversations. The world is hungry for the type of engagement Saybrook encourages in its students every day.''

-Haley Lowe, Alumnus

''Saybrook's humanistic tradition has offered me a philosophical perspective that continues to enhance and enrich my life and work. It's been truly remarkable.''

-Dr. Demetry Apostle, Alumnus

''I entered Saybrook lacking confidence, but walked off of the stage on graduation day with my head held high, knowing I had worked fearlessly alongside some of the greatest professors in the world. ''

-Dr. Kelly Hudson, Alumni

Why Saybrook University

  • Program Flexibility: Nearly all of Saybrook's programs are available in a hybrid learning format, with most coursework completed online and some in-person requirements. This gives students flexibility and the opportunity to focus on exploring the real world around them, outside of the classroom.
  • Global Community Engagement: The Residential Conferences at the beginning of each semester consist of seven-days devoted to learning more about fellow students, faculty, and their global community.
  • Devotion to World Change: Students who are interested in bettering their community, enhancing sustainability and fostering a more just world may find this school teaches just that.
  • Student-Focused: Through school offerings like Program Plan Advisement and the Center for Writing and Dissertation Excellence, students are given individual attention, support, and resources to help them succeed to the best of their abilities.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Saybrook University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Saybrook University offers the following degree programs:

  1. Doctorate
    • Ph.D. Applied Psychophysiology
    • Ph.D. Integrative and Functional Nutrition
    • Ph.D. Mind-Body Medicine
    • Ph.D. Organizational Systems
    • Ph.D. Psychology
    • Ph.D. Transformative Social Change
    • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
    • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision.
  2. Graduate Certificate
    • Non Degree Certificate - Clinical Psychology
    • Non Degree Certificate - Mind-Body Medicine
    • Non Degree Certificate - Organizational Leadership & Transformation
    • Non Degree Certificate - Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry
  3. Masters
    • M.A. Integrative Wellness Coaching
    • M.A. Leadership and Management
    • M.A. Psychology
    • M.A. Transformative Social Change
    • M.A. in Counseling
    • M.S. Integrative and Functional Nutrition
    • M.S. Mind-Body Medicine
    • M.S. in Psychophysiology
    • NOLS Saybrook M.A. in Leadership