Saybrook University, a San Francisco, California based 'distance learning' institution (originally founded in 1971 as the Humanistic Psychology Institute, and later named both the Saybrook Institute and the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center), is geared to providing a personalized, mentored educational experience for graduate students. Saybrook specializes in the fields of psychology, organizational systems, and Human Science, and offers regionally accredited master's and doctoral degrees, as well as a range of professional certification programs. Accreditation is provided by the Senior Colleges and Universities Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), which is recognized by the United States Department of Education. As of 2007, Saybrook has grown to an enrollment over five hundred full time equivalent students.
Three graduate colleges comprise the University: