Key Benefits of the Program

  • Small Class Sizes: Student to faculty ratios of 16:1 or smaller. 
  • Relevant Coursework   
  • Internship & Assistantship Opportunities for students
  • Thesis Option which is particularly helpful for students who plan to apply to doctoral programs
  • High employment rate: Alumni report a 91% employment rate in professional positions.
  • License Eligibility: Clinical/Counseling graduates are eligible for the Licensed Professional Counselor license in Georgia

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Admission Requirements

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Contact Us

Sabina Widner, PhD
Program Director

Kimberly Hasson
Program Coordinator
(706) 737- 1694




The Master of Science in Psychology is a 2-year program designed as a full-time, day-time and year-round program. Many of our students have recently completed their bachelor’s degree in psychology and easily transition into the Master’s degree program. 

The MS in Psychology program offers three tracks: Clinical/ Counseling, Applied Experimental, and General Experimental.

Our most popular program, the Clinical/Counseling track, prepares graduates to practice counseling at the master’s level and the curriculum is geared toward meeting the requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor License in Georgia. It is also accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).

If you are interested in going on to a doctoral program immediately after completing your master’s degree, the general experimental track may be  for you. The Applied Experimental track prepares students to work in a non-clinical or non-counseling areas such as research coordinators or research associates in the private or public sector. 

Applicant Profile

Many of our students are interested in practicing counseling and often provide counseling and assessment services in the mental health setting upon graduation, while others are interested in teaching and research in psychology. The common factor for all three of the concentrations is that you must be interested in psychological science, evidence based practice and human behavior.

Meet The Program Director

Sabina Widner, PhD  Program Director

"We are passionate about the science of psychology and our students’ success.  We look forward to working with you to take the next step in your professional journey as a researcher or a counselor. Come be a part of a great journey in discovering psychology at a professional level. 

 Sabina Widner, PhD

Student Profiles | Taylah Simmons & Jonathan Packer

Taylah and Jonathan sitting

"Enrolling in this program has gave me the tools needed to provide effective treatment and research new interventions. I have gained knowledge on how to define and assess mental health that I can share with my community including resources available. - Taylah Simmons 

"The combination of the fantastic research facilities, the experienced faculty members, and the connections to the medical campus provides a wealth of research opportunities. My end goal is to do neuroscience research on TBI. I want to pursue a  PhD in Neuroscience. This program and track allows me to gain the lab experience needed to become a competitive applicant for a PhD program. ” - Jonathan Packer

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