William James College

221 Rivermoor St.
Boston, MA 02132
(617) 327-6777
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

William James College was established in 1974 as a graduate college of psychology. Offering 11 graduate degree programs and one certificate program, William James College seeks to provide quality education to future professionals in psychology. To expand the university’s reach to more students around the globe, William James College has created several of their degree programs to be offered entirely online. Currently the school serves more than 600 enrolled graduates and has three centers dedicated to social responsibility and community service. The university has a unique mission to train students to meet the needs of underserved populations through specialized education programs, including the Train Vets to Treat Vets, which trains veterans to meet the needs of their fellow service members.

Programs Offered

Three of William James College’s programs are delivered in an entirely online format to provide distance learners with access to the quality education opportunities at William James College. The Master of Arts in Applied Psychology in Higher Education Student Administration, the Media Psychology master, and the Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology degrees are recent additions to the school’s roster of programs and are only available in the online format. Courses in these programs are delivered remotely through web-based technology and have no residency requirements. The majority of the content and activities are stored and accessed in the online learning platform known as Moodle. From here, students can complete assignments, participate in discussions with classmates and instructors, and take quizzes.


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges in partnership with the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education has awarded William James College accreditation to grant degrees. Additionally, the American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded the clinical psychology program with specialized accreditation.


Admission requirements vary with each program, but most students can expect to complete an application for admission, pay an admission fee, and supply adequate documentation to prove completion of a bachelor’s degree. Only degrees from accredited institutions will be accepted for consideration. As a prerequisite, certain programs may suggest two years of business work experience or training/background in business education or mental health. Depending on the specific program, GRE scores may not be required (as with the organizational psychology M.A.). Applicants can visit William James College’s website to apply online and view deadlines and times for admission.

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