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 generalist and 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, unfolding toward life and vocation in a close community of diverse and inclusive 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

Within our generalist frame, some students pursue informal concentrations or areas of focus. Here you may find descriptions of those concentrations, along with some career and vocational outcomes of each.  We also provide a video presentation to help you navigate the multiple possible vocational paths in psychology that you can take with an M.A. degree from our program.

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.

A conversation with Dr. Mark Kunkel

A welcome video by the director of the Master's Program of Psychology at the University of West Georgia