Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in Massachusetts, authorized by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education as a degree-granting institution, and governed by its Board of Trustees and administration. BGSP also has campuses in New Jersey and New York.



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.


The only accredited, independent graduate school of psychoanalysis in the country, the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been opening doors to psychoanalysis for over 40 years, increasing access to psychoanalytic training, education, and treatment. Its mission is to provide high quality psychoanalytic education, clinical training, and research skills to a diverse student community. Enrolling people from all walks of life to explore the human unconscious, BGSP prepares graduates to apply their understanding of emotional and mental life to benefit individuals, groups, and society.


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

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. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. 

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States