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With a Master of Science in Psychology, you’ll be prepared for a career in mental health or research, or you can continue working toward a doctoral degree.

Students study as a cohort and work closely with faculty in psychological assessment, therapy, and research.

By choosing to earn your master’s in psychology from The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, you’ll be part of a program that enjoys small classes, individual mentoring, and multiple degree tracks to choose from.

Psychology is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing



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What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Science in Psychology will choose from three separate concentrations, each with unique requirements.

 The program is designed as a full-time, year-round program, with most students completing the degree in two years.

Curriculum | Admissions Criteria | Tuition and Fees | Application Deadlines

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Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Experimental

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Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical / Counseling

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Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in General Experimental

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Graduate School Advantage

Augusta University's graduate programs are among the best in the nation – and the world – and our graduate students are our most valuable assets. To ensure that our students earn more than a degree, the Graduate School offers a range of opportunities so they can develop the leadership, communication and personal skills needed for a rewarding life and academic, research or professional career.

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About the Graduate School

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Internships provide valuable work experience in a variety of relevant settings. Opportunities to participate in internships with faculty in research prepare students for careers in research or academia.

Psychometric and clinical training facilities allow for a wide range of research possibilities along with therapy training.

Individual Mentoring

All students have a faculty mentor to guide them through the program and work alongside faculty members on research projects.

Financial Assistance

Graduate assistantships can reduce tuition and provide a monthly income for students in the program.

Multiple Tracks

The master’s in Psychology offers three tracks that ensure students advance toward the careers that excite them.

Small Classes

With student-to-faculty ratios of 16:1 or smaller, students always receive individual attention and are never lost in the crowd.

Your Future

Career Options

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for mental health counselors is projected to rise much faster than average through 2031.

In 2021, the median pay for a mental health counselor was $48,520 per year.


Student Stories

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


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


Admissions Criteria at a Glance

GPA: Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the Baccalaureate level calculated on all undergraduate work.

Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Unofficial transcripts from US colleges and universities can be used in the admissions review process in lieu of official transcripts for this program.

Standardized Test Requirements: None are required for this program.

Prerequisite Coursework: Undergraduate coursework in General Psychology, Statistics and Psychology Research Methods should be completed (or in progress). A course in abnormal psychology is recommended for applicants to the clinical/counseling concentration.

Personal Statement: A 750 word statement on your interests and goals in regards to the program must be submitted through the application portal.

Letters of Recommendation: Recommendations from three individuals must be submitted through the application portal.

Resume: Applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae within the application portal.

International Students: Please review the verification process for international transcripts and the english proficiency requirement.

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*Tuition & Fees listed here are for in-state students enrolling in the university for Fall 2024 semester.

Detailed Program Tuition Information

Please visit the Graduate School for detailed admission criteria and important application process information.

Application Deadlines

Fall '24 Application Deadline

  • March 1, 2024

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. The program does not accept applications after the published application deadline, however the program will continue to accept application materials up to 2 weeks after the application deadline.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Three tracks of study means you can follow your interests and pursue the career that excites you.

Small classes and individual mentoring by dedicated faculty ensure you receive personalized attention in a supportive environment.

Internships and assistantships provide opportunities to gain valuable experience and/or financial support.

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.