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Becoming a Clinical Psychologist in Georgia

Find Programs for Clinical Psychology Degrees in Georgia

The US News and World Report lists rankings of the top clinical psych programs, and Georgia boasts one of the country’s top-rated graduate programs in clinical psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, as well as the highly-rated University of Georgia in Athens.

OnlinePsychologyDegrees.com is a comprehensive resource that shows schools in your area, with this page focusing on graduate clinical psychology degrees. Our directory of schools in Georgia makes it easy to request information from the schools that interest you the most. Get started by reviewing our directory of featured accredited colleges below.

Clinical Psychology Education in Georgia

Clinical Psychology Schools in Georgia

School Programs Location
Emory University Ph.D. Atlanta
University of Georgia Athens Ph.D. Athens
Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Ph.D. Atlanta
Georgia State University Ph.D. with specializations in Clinical (CLG), Clinical-Community dual-enrollment (CLC), and Clinical-NBN dual-enrollment (CLN) Atlanta

Students hoping to enter the field of clinical psychology typically earn their master’s in clinical psych before moving on to their Ph.D. or Psy.D., although pursuing a master’s before a doctoral degree isn’t necessary. Some programs give students the option of earning a non-terminal master’s while working on their doctoral degree.

Georgia Students Studying For Online Clinical Psychology Degree

Students who choose to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology will enroll in doctoral programs that prepare them for jobs in research and education as well as psychological assessment and treatment. Psy.D. programs, on the other hand, center on the development of clinical practitioners prepared to offer therapeutic services. Psy.D. graduates also enter their fields with strong backgrounds in the science of psychology.

Scholarships for Clinical Psychology in Georgia

Some programs in Georgia offer funding to their clinical psychology Ph.D. students in the form of fellowships, teaching positions, and stipends. This is true both at public and private universities.  Some programs do not guarantee full funding to their students, but, like UGA, do provide many sources of funding through fellowships, teaching positions, and grants.

In general, earning a Psy.D. is more costly than a Ph.D. To ease the financial burden Psy.D. degrees places on students, we suggest searching the APA’s database of scholarships, most of which are not location specific and take the form of fellowships, grants, and other awards.

License Requirements

The Georgia Board of Psychology requires a number of requirements for applicants to obtain a professional psychology license. All applicants for the license must have:

  • Earned a doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited college.
  • Completed 1,500 hours of post-doctorate supervised work experience (SWE) related to their academic program specialty area. Each applicant is required to complete a contract with her supervisor and submit it to the state psychology board. These hours must be completed no less than 11 months and not more than 24 months after the contract is signed.
  • Passed the national licensing EEEP Exam.
  • Passed the Georgia Jurisprudence Exam.
  • Passed an oral exam.

2017 Career Outlook

Upon the completion of your Ph.D. or Psy.D. and the conferment of your professional license, you will join the growing number of clinical psychologists practicing in the state of Georgia.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) most recent report, Georgia’s psychologists make an average salary of $82,380, higher than the national annual average salary of $75,230 (BLS, 2017).  As demand for clinical psychologists continues to increase, the BLS projects that the employment rate of psychologists will increase by 19 percent through 2024.

Ready to learn more? Request information directly from the schools that offer programs best suited to helping you achieve your goal of becoming a clinical psychologist!

Additional Psychology Schools in Georgia
Albany State University (Albany, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
Andrew College (Cuthbert, GA)
  • Associate of Science in Psychology
Armstrong State University (Savannah, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science
Augusta State University (Augusta, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education
  • Master of Science in Psychology - Applied Experimental
  • Master of Science in Psychology - Applied Experimental Track
  • Master of Science in Psychology - Clinical / Counseling Track, Non-Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Psychology - Clinical / Counseling Track, Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Psychology - Clinical/Counseling
  • Master of Science in Psychology - Experimental Track
  • Master of Science in Psychology - General Experimental
  • Master of Science in Psychology - General Experimental Track
Berry College (Mount Berry, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
Brenau University (Gainesville, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Applied Gerontology
    (online)
  • Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology
  • Master of Science in Psychology
Brewton-Parker College (Mount Vernon, GA)
  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Community Counseling
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling
Clayton State University (Morrow, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science In Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Master of Science In Clinical Psychology
Columbus State University - Online (Columbus, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Educational Specialist in School Counseling
  • Masters of Science in Community Counseling
Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA)
  • Major in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
  • Major in Psychology - Experimental Psychology
  • Major in Psychology - Psychology & Christian Ministries
  • Major in Sociology - Interpersonal Counseling
Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Cognitive/Developmental
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Experimental
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Psychobiological
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Social/Personality/Clinical
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Cognition and Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Neuroscience and Animal Behavior
Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    (online)
  • Master of Science Education in School Counselor Education
  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management
Georgia Gwinnett College (Lawrenceville, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Clinical/Personality Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Cognitive/Neuroscience Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Developmental/Educational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Social/Applied Psychology
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Certificate in Biopsychology
  • Certificate in Cognitive Psychology
  • Certificate in Engineering Psychology
  • Certificate in Experimental Psychology
  • Certificate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Certificate in Social/Personality Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Cognition and Brain Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Cognitive Aging
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Engineering Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Quantitative Psychology
Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Doctor of psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Specialist in Counselor Education
  • Master of Education in Counselor Education
  • Master of Education in Counselor Education - Community Counseling
  • Master of Education in Counselor Education - School Counseling
  • Master of Education in Counselor Education - Student Services in Higher Education
  • Master of Science in Psychology
Georgia Southwestern State University (Americus, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Certification in School Counseling
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Clinical
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Cognitive Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Community
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Developmental
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology
  • Educational Specialist in School Counseling
  • Educational Specialist in School Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Clinical
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Cognitive Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Community
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Developmental
  • Master of Arts in Psychology - Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Master of Education in Education Psychology - Educational Psychology
  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Master of Education in School Psychology
  • Master of Sciecne in Mental Health Counseling and Educational Research
  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Life University (Marietta, GA)
  • Associate of Science in Coaching Psychology
  • Associates in Coaching Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Certificate in Coaching Psychology
  • Major in Biopsychology
Mercer University (Macon, GA)
  • Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Educational Specialist in School Counseling
  • M.Div./M.S. in Community Counseling
  • Major in Psychology (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Master of Science in Counseling
  • Master of Science in Professional Counseling
Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Cognate Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Psychology
University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Science in Community Counseling
Oglethorpe University (Atlanta, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Behavioral Science and Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology
  • Major in Psychology - Clinical
  • Major in Psychology - Cognitive
  • Major in Psychology - Developmental
  • Major in Psychology - Motivational
  • Major in Psychology - Organizational
  • Major in Psychology - Personality
  • Major in Psychology - Physiological
  • Major in Psychology - Social
Paine College (Augusta, GA)
  • Major in Psychology - Counseling Psychology
  • Major in Psychology - Experimental Psychology
  • Major in Psychology - General Psychology
Piedmont College (Demorest, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Reinhardt College (Waleska, GA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Savannah State University (Savannah, GA)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Behavioral Science
Shorter College
  • (Rome, GA)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Health Science and Counseling
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Spelman College (Atlanta, GA)
    • Major in Psychology
    • Major in Psychology - Mental Health
    Thomas University (Thomasville, GA)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • Master of Science in Community Counseling
    • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
    Toccoa Falls College (Toccoa Falls, GA)
    • Major in Counseling Psychology
    University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • EdD in Educational Psychology
    • Educational Specialist in Educational Psychology
    • Educational Specialist in Guidance and Counseling
    • Master of Arts in Educational Psychology
    • Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling
    • Master of Education in Educational Psychology
    • Master of Education in Professional Counseling
    • PhD in Counseling Psychology
    • PhD in Counseling and Student Personnel Services
    • PhD in Educational Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Applied Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Clinical psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Cognitive/Experimental Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Life-Span Developmental Psychology
    • PhD in Psychology - Neuroscience and Behavior
    • PhD in Psychology - Social Psychology
    • PhD in School Psychology
    University of Phoenix (Dunwoody, GA)
    • AA with a concentration in Psychology
      (online)
    • BS in Psychology
      (online)
    • Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
      (online)
    • MS In Psychology
      (online)
    University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Education Specialist in Guidance and Counseling - Community Counseling
    • Education Specialist in Guidance and Counseling - School Counseling
    • Master of Arts in Psychology
    • Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling - Community Counseling
    • Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling - School Counseling
    Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • Educational Specialist in School Counseling
    • Educational Specialist in School Psychology
    • Master of Education in School Counseling
    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology - Industrial Psychology
    • Master of Science in Mariage and Family Therapy
    Wesleyan College (Macon, GA)
    • Major in Psychology