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Psychology Schools in Georgia

This guide is designed to give you an overview of psychology programs offered in Georgia and to help you make an informed decision on the best program for your career goals.

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Georgia Psychology School Facts

Nationally Ranked Top Psychology Programs in Georgia

Our curated list of third-party and proprietary rankings can be useful in measuring the overall value and reputation of a program. Lists include College Factual, Psychology Degree 411, The Princeton Review, and Times Higher Education. Note if one of these lists is not present below, no schools in the state were named on it. Generally, schools and programs ranked on multiple lists tend to be stronger in academic quality.

Schools Ranked on Multiple Lists

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Georgia

College Factual’s Best Psychology Schools 2024

  • Universtiy of Georgia (#23)
  • Emory University (#24)
  • Georgia State University (#182)2

The Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Psychology Majors 2024

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Spelman College4

Times Higher Education’s Best Universities for Psychology 2023

  • Emory University (#101-125)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (#126-150)
  • University of Georgia (#151-175)5

Top 15 Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Georgia

These are the top 15 bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Georgia based on a graduation rate of 48% or above and an annual net price of below $25,500. A high graduation rate is a top indicator of student success, and affordability is a key consideration for prospective undergrad students. Each school’s net price and graduation rate are included below.

  1. Augusta University ($13,572 / Grad rate: 50%)
  2. Georgia Southern University ($15,352 / Grad rate: 53%)
  3. Thomas University ($16,308 / Grad rate: 67%)
  4. University of Georgia ($17,180 / Grad rate: 88%)
  5. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus ($17,402 / Grad rate: 93%)
  6. Georgia State University ($17,589 / Grad rate: 55%)
  7. Piedmont University ($18,792 / Grad rate: 48%)
  8. Young Harris College ($18,910 / Grad rate: 49%)
  9. Oglethorpe University ($20,094 / Grad rate: 57%)
  10. Georgia College & State University ($20,301 / Grad rate: 62%)
  11. LaGrange College ($21,557 / Grad rate: 51%)
  12. Mercer University ($22,087 / Grad rate: 74%)
  13. Agnes Scott College ($24,305 / Grad rate: 77%)
  14. Covenant College ($25,028 / Grad rate: 74%)
  15. Berry College ($25,359 / Grad rate: 65%)1

Lowest-Priced Schools With a Bachelor’s in Psychology

The following Georgia schools with bachelor’s degrees in psychology have the lowest average net prices. We have included each school’s graduation rate, a key quality metric.

  • West Georgia Technical College ($2,497 / Grad rate: 34%)
  • Dalton State College ($5,532 / Grad rate: 22%)
  • Gordon State College ($8,185 / Grad rate: 23%)
  • Savannah State University ($9,452 / Grad rate: 28%)
  • East Georgia State College ($9,583 / Grad rate: 13%)
  • Clayton State University ($9,792 / Grad rate: 34%)
  • Georgia Military College ($10,544 / Grad rate: 37%)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College ($10,981 / Grad rate: 20%)
  • University of North Georgia ($11,721 / Grad rate: 39%)
  • College of Coastal Georgia ($12,117 / Grad rate: 23%)1

Comparison of All Bachelor’s in Psychology Programs in Georgia

This table compares all of the bachelor’s in psychology programs from not-for-profit schools in Georgia. The schools can be compared on factors like acceptance rate, graduation rate, median debt, and price. Programs in bold text offer hybrid or online options.

SchoolGrad Rate*1Accept Rate1Median Debt*6Median Earnings*6Full Price In State1Full Price Out of State1Net Price*1
Agnes Scott College77%67%$26,749$49,314$59,161$59,161$24,305
Albany State University28%N.Av.$25,024$37,063$16,166$26,888$14,672
Augusta University50%86%$20,500$45,008$9,121$33,498$13,572
Berry College65%66%$23,250$47,499$53,266$53,266$25,359
Brenau University46%87%$27,000$49,629$45,185$45,185$23,635
Brewton-Parker College20%95%$24,990$41,541$31,066$31,066$21,874
Clark Atlanta University46%56%$27,000$41,968$35,712$35,712$30,015
Clayton State University34%56%$25,706$45,569$16,048$26,770$9,792
College of Coastal Georgia23%98%$15,039$35,266$14,413$21,319$12,117
Columbus State University43%88%$26,000$43,204$17,831$28,885$12,902
Covenant College74%84%$22,500$49,143$50,548$50,548$25,028
Dalton State College22%N.Av.$12,937$39,230$13,302$20,208$5,532
Emmanuel College37%63%$24,325$39,143$32,028$32,028$19,921
Emory University90%11%$18,250$81,802$74,964$74,964$26,680
Fort Valley State University46%43%$31,000$36,389$14,204$24,944$13,016
Georgia College and State University62%80%$22,250$54,288$19,922$39,102$20,301
Georgia Gwinnett College20%94%$20,076$48,225$18,778$27,564$10,981
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus93%17%$21,672$96,375$24,106$45,218$17,402
Georgia Southern University53%89%$23,250$50,829$16,801$27,855$15,352
Georgia Southwestern State University36%73%$18,851$44,541$13,958$24,680$12,186
Georgia State University55%67%$20,903$44,812$22,294$37,525$17,589
Kennesaw State University46%68%$23,833$54,321$18,733$29,987$18,079
LaGrange College51%59%$25,730$49,042$46,230$46,230$21,557
Life University31%98%$16,666$45,512$32,406$32,406$28,226
Mercer University74%75%$24,199$52,487$53,754$53,754$22,087
Middle Georgia State University24%100%$19,000$39,134$12,728$21,200$13,174
Morehouse College59%60%$25,000$51,947$44,074$44,074$35,251
Morris Brown College25%N.Av.N.Av.N.Av.$19,562$19,562$15,703
Oglethorpe University57%71%$25,000$49,918$58,390$58,390$20,094
Paine College18%52%N.Av.$32,374$22,108$22,108$15,877
Piedmont University48%64%$25,000$48,097$40,752$40,752$18,792
Point University26%24%$25,250$39,459$31,300$31,300$19,890
Reinhardt University37%62%$23,900$44,242$39,600$39,600$26,845
Savannah State University28%N.Av.$28,000$39,332$15,118$25,838$9,452
Shorter University32%97%$25,000$44,832$32,210$32,210$13,490
Spelman College74%28%$25,000$57,578$44,551$44,551$37,085
Thomas University67%46%$21,198$44,231$18,120$18,120$16,308
Toccoa Falls College46%68%$22,250$37,975$30,950$30,950$20,609
Truett McConnell University46%81%$23,439$38,798$33,296$33,296$18,835
University of Georgia88%43%$18,500$63,405$22,084$41,124$17,180
University of North Georgia39%70%$17,750$46,829$16,945$27,341$11,721
University of West Georgia43%80%$23,970$47,080$17,271$28,326$15,625
Valdosta State University40%89%$24,779$46,357$14,929$25,984$12,836
Wesleyan College46%67%$24,094$37,674$38,646$38,646$13,900
Young Harris College49%77%$27,000$43,368$42,611$42,611$18,910

*See Table Notes at bottom of page.

Comparison of All Graduate Psychology Programs in Georgia

This table compares all of Georgia’s graduate-level psychology programs from not-for-profit schools on multiple factors.

We’ve included accreditation status by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). We also highlight the levels offered, 2020-2022 pass rates for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), and tuition information. Note EPPP scores are reported by degree type (clinical, counseling, or school psychology) and level (PhD or PsyD), so some schools may be listed more than once to include all pass rates. Schools in bold text offer hybrid or online options. Tuition per credit hour is more relevant for master’s and PsyD programs due to the fact that PhD students typically receive more program-awarded funding.

SchoolAccreditation7-10Levels OfferedEPPP Pass Rate 2020-2212EPPP # Taking 2020-2212Grad Tuition Per Credit Hour
Augusta UniversityMPCACMS$230
Brenau UniversityMPCACMS, PsyD$824
Clayton State UniversityMPCACMS$200
Emory UniversityAPAPhD100%10$2,600
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusMS, PhD$586
Georgia Southern UniversityAPA, NASPMS, PsyD75%20$277
Georgia State University (Clinical PhD)APA, NASPPhD100%22$398
Georgia State University (Counseling PhD)APA, NASPPhD63%8$398
Georgia State University (School PhD)APA, NASPPhD–/td>

$398
Life UniversityMS$345
Mercer UniversityAPAPsyD73%26$1,100
University of Georgia (Clinical PhD)MA, PhD100%15$829
University of Georgia (Counseling PhD)MA, PhD65%34$829
University of Georgia (School PhD)MA, PhD90%10$829
University of West GeorgiaMA, PhD$241
Valdosta State UniversityMS$254
Wesleyan CollegeMA$654

Georgia Schools With Psychology Programs

Note: Student Reviews are based on the experiences of a few individuals and it is unlikely that you will have similar results. Please review the “Data, Student Reviews and Other Information” section in our Terms of Use and Disclaimers.

Georgia Southern University
1332 Southern Dr
Statesboro, GA 30458
(912) 478-4636
https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/

Student Review: “Overall, I enjoyed my time with the Georgia Southern Psychology program. The department was large enough that there were many classes offered on a variety of interesting topics, and it was small enough that I was able to get to know my professors and work in multiple labs. I doubt I would have had those opportunities if I had gone to a larger school. Being able to work with professors allowed me to see how real research was conducted so that I could first work with professors and graduate students and then move on to my own independent projects. I ended up presenting posters and giving a talk at different local conferences, which prepared me very well for my graduate-level work.” – Student at Georgia Southern University
stars-4

Morehouse College
830 Westview Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 681-2800
https://morehouse.edu/

Student Review: “My school psychology program seemed very generic. We read the standard texts that we were supposed to read, but I never felt I got a firm grasp on psychology as a holistic field. What I mean by that is I was never interested in pursuing anything beyond the textbooks. We occasionally had labs where we did surveys and analyzed data, but our work never seemed to be groundbreaking in any meaningful way. The psychology program at college was dwarfed by other programs (biology and business) so we were likely one of the more poorly funded programs on campus. What I did like about my program was the faculty. They were young, and despite their curriculum limitations, tried to engage us in the subject matter.” – Student at Morehouse College
stars-3

University of North Georgia
82 College Cir
Dahlonega, GA 30597
(706) 864-1400
https://ung.edu/

Student Review: “At the University of North Georgia, I have had a wonderful experience. I am a psychology major and each professor is extremely nice and always open to help out when needed. In fact, I haven’t had one bad professor at this school. I will admit that some of the classes can be boring, but that is the subject matter, not the professor. I also love the campus. The faculty is always very helpful and there are always things to do. There is a great psychology club on campus where you can mingle with other people in your major. You will love it here, I promise!” – Student at University of North Georgia
stars-5

Wesleyan College
45 Wyllys Ave
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-2000
https://www.wesleyan.edu/

Student Review: “The psychology program at Wesleyan College consisted of small student to teacher ratio class size, where there would be a maximum of ten students in one class. The classes were always three credit hours that contained massive amounts of readings. These readings often were selections taken from textbooks and journal articles, and many had the reading comprehension level of a graduate student. The program not only enhanced my communication and critical thinking skills, but also taught me how to effectively conduct a literature review, design and conduct a study, and analyze results. One aspect that I felt could be improved in the program is the types of tests given to students. The majority of tests were in essay format, but there were few multiple-choice options. This led many seniors in my graduating class to fail to perform well on major standardized multiple-choice tests. If more of these tests are given, then students can gain expertise in how to take these tests.” – Student at Wesleyan College
stars-5

*Table Notes:
-Metrics are institution-wide unless otherwise noted.
-Graduation rate is completion percentage within six years of start.
-Median (average) debt is cumulative federal loan debt for undergraduate completers in 2020-2021.
-Median earnings are from the 2020-2021 cohort 10 years post school entry.
-Net price is the average yearly price paid by full-time, first-year undergraduate students receiving financial aid. See NCES for more in-depth information.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. College Factual, Best Colleges Offering Degrees in Psychology (Nationwide): https://www.collegefactual.com/majors/psychology/rankings/top-ranked/#
3. Psychology Degree 411 Top Schools With Online Psychology Programs: https://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/
4. The Princeton Review. The Best 388 Colleges, 2023 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2022.
5. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 – Psychology: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2023/subject-ranking/psychology
6. Department of Education College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/
7. American Psychological Association Accredited Programs: https://accreditation.apa.org/accredited-programs
8. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, Directory: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
9. Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council Accredited Programs: https://mpcacaccreditation.org/accredited-programs/
10. National Association for School Psychologists, Approved Programs: https://apps.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/graduate-program-approval-and-accreditation/approved-accredited.aspx
11. The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, 2023 Psychology Licensing Exam Scores by Doctoral Program: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/eppp_/doctoralreportoct2023.pdf