School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools within a 10-mile radius of Atlanta that offer psychology degree programs are private, not-for-profit institutions. Based on psychology programs offered, degrees awarded and school rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for psychology degrees:
- Winner: Georgia State University is the only public institution in Atlanta offering psychology degrees. This school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in psychology.
School Info Chart
|Category||Georgia State University|
|Rankings||#2 for most innovative schools among national universities (2022)*; #97 (tie) for graduate level psychology programs (2022)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)||$9,286 (in-state), $24,517 (out-of-state)**|
|Psychology Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, master's, Ph.D.|
|Psychology Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2020-2021||470**|
|Most Popular Psychology Degree Level in 2020-2021||Bachelor's (443 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2021 Entering Class||56%**|
|Noteworthy||Clinical psychology program is approved by the APA; Psychology is one of the top five majors at GSU for graduates of 2019|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
Georgia State University
- The psychology department at GSU has a total of 44 faculty members
- Approximately 300 students earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in psychology each year
- GSU's psychology department receives about $6 million yearly in outside grants
Georgia State University was founded in 1913 and offers degree programs in over 100 different fields of study.. Approximately 34,000 students were enrolled at Georgia State during the fall semester of 2019. The Department of Psychology is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is one of six colleges at Georgia State. Psychology students can join the Georgia State chapter of Psi Chi, a national honor society for psychology students.
Undergraduate students can select between pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The programs include courses in research design and data analysis, applied psychology, substance abuse, clinical psychology and cognitive psychology. GSU offers a total of five doctoral psychology programs, including cognitive sciences, clinical, neuropsychology and behavioral neuroscience, developmental and community.