UWG Adds Ph.D. Program to its Doctoral Studies

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The University of West Georgia is proud to announce that it has been granted approval to offer its first Ph.D. program, which will bolster its doctoral-study offerings.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved the program with a major in Psychology: Consciousness and Society.

"I'm very pleased at the approval of our Ph.D. program in psychology,” said Beheruz N. Sethna, president of UWG. “While we have other doctoral programs, this one is our first Ph.D. program and is a significant step forward in our journey to be a first-class destination university."

Currently, UWG offers a Psy.D. doctoral program in psychology (Individual, Organizational and Community Transformation), which will be phased out and replaced with the new program.

There are two doctoral programs in education: an Ed.D. with a major in professional counseling and supervision and an Ed.D. with a major in school improvement.

UWG’s psychology department has drawn international attention for its unique programs reclaiming psychology as the holistic study of human experience. Instruction is based on an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates literature, history, art, sociology and other fields.