Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

BGSP’s highly engaged community is deeply committed to furthering humanity’s understanding of the unconscious forces that drive us, helping individuals lead more fulfilling lives, and addressing the societal and cultural challenges we continue to face.



Since its inception in 1973, the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has worked to open the doors to the study of psychoanalysis to motivated students from all walks of life.


Naturally, didactic coursework plays an important role in graduate study, with BGSP’s faculty lending their expertise in clinical, practical, and scholarly applications of psychoanalytic thought. In addition, in most programs at BGSP, students begin working in the field under supervision early in their education. Through internships, clinical supervision, independent research, and seminar discussions, students engage in an open exploration of all facets of the human psyche.

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Housing services

The BGSP does not provide housing. 

Library services

The BGSP library is home to over 6,500 books and journals, and acts as an excellent research and resource center with access to an extensive collection of journals and articles through our online databases.

Medical services

A hospital emergency room (ER) is your best option for medical care in the event of a major emergency such as a head injury, loss of consciousness, severe shortness of breath, etc. 

For non-emergency medical care, you would be better served to call your doctor’s office for an appointment, if during office hours.  On the evenings and weekends, your doctor’s office might not be open for appointments.

Student Life

Campus life

With its main campus in Brookline, MA (10 minutes from Boston), BGSP also has campuses in New York City and Livingston, New Jersey. 

The BGSP campus is located in a Victorian building on a tree lined street in Brookline, Massachusetts. The campus is easily accessible by public transportation, with the MBTA’s Green Line directly across the street. As a commuter campus, the area provides ample parking for students and faculty.

Situated on the border of downtown Boston, the historic Back Bay neighborhood is just a short 20 minute train ride (or an even shorter drive) away. Washington Square, our location in Brookline, is a vibrant neighborhood with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, and pubs.


The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, including its campuses in New York and New Jersey, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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