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Introduction to the Psychology Program

The M.S. Program in Psychological Sciences offers three tracks: Clinical/Counseling, Applied Experimental, and General Experimental. The graduate program provides intensive education and training for careers at the master's level. The program can also provide preparation for further graduate education.

The M.S. Program in Psychological Sciences is designed as a full-time, day-time, and year-around program. Most students finish the degree in five semesters. Students complete coursework in core psychology areas such as learning, developmental, social psychology, and research methods, as well as specialized courses in assessment, therapy, and research skills.


 Why You Should Consider a Master's Degree

  • Small Class Sizes - Many classes have student to faculty ratios of 14:1 or smaller. 
  • Relevant Coursework - Including psychological assessment and psychotherapy for Clinical/counseling students and intensive research experiences for experimental students.  
  • Internship Opportunities - A large variety of internship placements in the community, including clinical and research placements.  Teaching internships are available for those who might want to teach at the college level. 
  • Assistantship Opportunities - Assistantships pay for students' tuition and offer stipends in exchange for 10 hours of work for the department.  Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis. 
  • Thesis Option - A thesis is particularly helpful for students who plan to apply for a PhD. in psychology.
  • Employment Opportunities - Our graduates work as counselors or behavior specialists, college lecturers, research associates, and in human resources. 
  • License Eligibility - Clinical/counseling graduates are eligible for the Licensed Professional Counselor license in Georgia. This license permits independent clinical/counseling practice. 


accreditation Augusta University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the Clinical/Counseling track of the master's program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC). It should be noted that the American Psychological Association (APA) does not accredit masters' programs. The Department and its faculty members maintain active relationships with the discipline's various governing and professional bodies, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), American Psychological Society (APS), Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP), Council of Applied Master's Programs in Psychology (CAMPP), and North American Association of Master's in Psychology (NAMP).

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 The Department of Psychological Sciences at 706-737-1694