The University of West Georgia offers the M.A. degree in Psychology. This program emphasizes the humanistic orientation to psychology. Therefore, the potential for self-awareness, exploratory research, and some knowledge of the humanistic tradition in psychology is given serious consideration in the application process and program planning.The Department of Psychology also offers an emphasis in Organizational Development This program is designed to equip the student with the skills to diagnose organizational problems of an interpersonal nature, counsel the affected individuals in an effort to resolve the problem(s), consult with management on systematic ways of resolving the problem(s), instruct the organization's leaders on how to effectively avoid similar problems in the future, give the organization leaders the tools to manage this process on their won should the need arise again, and act as a source of wisdom within his or her organization. There are two options to complete requirements toward graduation. Under option I, students must complete a minimum of 33 hours of coursework and an acceptable original thesis. Under option II, students must complete a total of 45 hours of course work.
The Department of Psychology also offers a PsyD degree in Individual, Organizational, & Community Transformation: Society & Consciousness. The preparation entails focused exploration of the dynamic interface between consciousness and society, individual experience and collective social structures. A variety of theoretical perspectives support the exploration. Students will be admitted for the fall semester only. An interview, as part of the admissions process, may be required. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree
will be considered; however a graduate degree is preferred. Those with degrees
outside of psychology are encouraged to apply. Additional courses in the Department
of Psychology at the University of West Georgia may be required due to
The MA program in Psychology is accredited by the Council for Humanistic & Transpersonal Psychology.
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