The unique and vibrant Masters in Psychology program at West Georgia honors our department’s roots in humanistic psychology. Our curriculum supports students in developing finer conceptual understanding of the field of psychology in general, and of human science psychologies in particular. Our approach is integrative, emphasizing historical and theoretical foundations as well as experiential dimensions and applications of psychology, and integrating phenomenological, critical, depth, and community psychology perspectives. We engage one another in a process of conceptually-informed self-reflection and personal growth in a close community of diverse students and faculty.

Program Highlights

  • 36 credit hours (with thesis and non-thesis tracks)
  • Two required courses, the rest being elective
  • Opportunity for full-time or part-time study, in almost exclusively face-to-face format
  • Diverse and inclusive students and faculty, in close community
  • Available assistantships and waivers of out-of-state tuition
  • Informal optional curriculum “concentrations”

Academic and Career Pathways

Graduate students in the University of West Georgia psychology master’s program can design an academic pathway within and across three theoretical perspectives that form the foundation of our educational curriculum. Please view more details on academic and career pathways here.

Resources for Current M.A. Students

Already a graduate student here? Click below to find a compilation of helpful program, department, and university resources, information about scholarships and awards, and a comprehensive booklet from the program director to guide you in making the most of your tenure.