Georgia PhD Programs in Psychology

Several schools throughout Georgia offer Ph.D. in Psychology programs to students who have earned a bachelor's degree. Programs may allow students to pursue specific psychology fields such as neuroscience, clinical psychology, and development. Schools offering Psychology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Emory University

Emory University has three doctoral psychology programs that take an average of five to six years of full-time study to complete. Students can purse a Ph.D. with a focus in clinical psychology for a broad psychology exploration with emphasis in clinical implications; a focus in cognition and development for a more extensive understanding of cognition from various stages of development; or a focus in neuroscience and animal behavior which explores relationships between brain and behavior. Students can also pursue an MD/Ph.D. joint-degree program.

Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Students with a bachelor's degree can earn a Ph.D. in Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology's main campus in around five years. All students will take core psychology courses and can choose one of five psychology focus areas: cognition and brain science, cognitive aging, engineering psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, or quantitative psychology.

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology program (Psy.D.) that prepares graduates for clinical psychology practice with a focus in rural area practice. Through the four-year program students become prepared for psychologist licensure and complete clinical practicum requirements in rural practice settings.

Georgia State University

At Georgia State University students can pursue a Ph.D. in Psychology with one of five focus areas including developmental, clinical-community, and cognitive sciences; students can also add a specialization of neuroethics to their program. Georgia State also offers a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration of psychology of physical activity and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Mercer University

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Mercer University prepares graduates for licensed clinical psychologist positions. The five-year program consists of a 2,000 hour internship with practice in various situations including substance abuse, cognitive disorders, and trauma-related disorders. Mercer University also has a Psy.D./Master of Public Health option that takes around 5 years to complete.

University of Georgia

At University of Georgia, students can earn a Ph.D. in Psychology in around five years and often earn a master's degree in route to the doctoral degree. Students can choose a clinical psychology focus, one of three industrial-organizational psychology focuses (industrial-organizational, measurement & individual differences, or a combination), or one of five behavior & brain sciences focus areas: developmental, health psychology, behavioral neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, social/affective neuroscience, vision sciences, or social-personality.

University of West Georgia

The Ph.D. in Psychology program at University of West Georgia has a concentration in consciousness and society and emphasizes three key approaches: critical, humanistic, and transpersonal. Students become prepared for roles in academia, consultation, and research and have multiple opportunities during the program to present at conferences.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition (2018-2019)*
Emory University Ph.D. in Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Cognition and Development
Neuroscience& Animal Behavior
Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus Psychology
Cognition & Brain Science
Cognitive Aging
Engineering Psychology
Quantitive Psychology
$13,788 in-state
$28,568 out-of-state
Georgia Southern University Psy.D. $6,636 in-state
$26,518 out-of-state
Georgia State University Ph.D. in Psychology
Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience
Cognitive Sciences
Ph.D. in Kinesiology
Psychology of Physical Activity
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
$7,020 in-state
$22,518 out-of-state
Mercer University Psy.D. $14,374
University of Georgia Ph.D. in Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Clinical Neuroscience
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Health Psychology
Measurement & Individual Differences
Social/Affective Neuroscience
Vision Sciences
$8,704 in-state
$24,692 out-of-state
University of West Georgia Ph.D. in Psychology
Conciousness and Society
$4,086 in-state
$15,876 out-of-state

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

Admittance Requirements for PhD in Psychology Programs in Georgia

Ph.D. in Psychology programs in Georgia require students to have earned a bachelor's degree, and often require a 3.0 GPA on the undergraduate work. Many Ph.D. programs award a master's degree in route to the doctoral degree, but some may waive certain courses for students who have already completed a master's degree. Students may need to earn a certain score on the GRE or a similar entrance exam for admission; some programs may require the GRE score to be no more than five years old. Other requirements may include a writing sample, a statement of purpose, and academic/professional letters of recommendation.

Students can earn a Ph.D. in Psychology at one of several schools in Georgia in around five years. Many programs enable students to study specific fields within psychology such as social psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and clinical psychology.

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