• 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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Sabina Widner, PhD
Program Director

Shanna Simpkins
Administrative Assistant



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. 


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.


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

Samantha Sandlin

"I am constantly learning and being challenged in new ways. The culmination of many experiences that I have had in my program has led to a tremendous amount of professional and self-growth that I am especially thankful for.

Samantha Sandlin, Clinical/Counseling Track>>




Havilah Ravula

"Through the curriculum of this program, we have a practicum, internship, and thesis courses that I find very helpful and relevant to my career goals. They have been instrumental in getting me the research and teamwork experience that I need to stand out and be successful.

Havilah Ravula, Applied Experimental Track>>



Elinita Pollard

"As a student on the experimental track, I have had plenty of opportunities to conduct different types of research. This has allowed me to narrow down my interests and master a variety of skills.

Elinita Pollard, General Experimental Track>>