UWG's Multicultural, Holistic and Integrative Degree Program

The University of West Georgia’s Psychology Department is unique from other psychology programs. With a holistic approach, our program transfuses modern psychology with the wisdom of ancient traditions. Our theoretical roots are in the humanistic, critical, and transpersonal psychology traditions, with an emphasis on:

  • consciousness studies,
  • existential-phenomenological philosophy,
  • counseling and psychotherapy,
  • spirituality and transpersonal studies,
  • human development and potential,
  • critical disciplines, and
  • integrative mind-body healing practices


Courses in the Psychology master’s program range from the expression of classically humanistic concerns of subjective experience to the development of human potential via transpersonal and spiritual paths. The Psychology Department offers an environment where humanistic, transpersonal, critical, and traditional arenas of psychology are studied alongside each other as evidenced by our diverse and expansive course listing.

Master’s Program Highlights

  • More than 40 years of excellence in education, research and clinical training
  • Less than 50 miles from metropolitan Atlanta
  • Beautiful scenic campus
  • Flexible schedule
  • Thesis or Non-thesis degree options
  • Integrative Health Certificate Available
  • Financial Aid and Assistance

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of distinguished scholars across a diverse spectrum of psychological disciplines. Recent work of our professors includes experimental research into ESP and synesthesia, children’s spirituality, and discourse analysis. The department encourages experiential learning through participation in research and practice. For information about specific faculty members, please see the Department’s Faculty page and respective curriculum vitaes and instructor profiles.

Career Pathways for Master's Program Graduates

Graduates with the master's degree in psychology at West Georgia find work in a broad variety of psychology and related areas. Additionally, West Georgia Psychology M.A. Graduates are well equipped to continue their graduate studies by attending a wide array of Ph.D or specialist programs. Two common career pathways are clinical practice and pursuing further education en route to a career in teaching / education.