Best psychology graduate programs in Georgia

Psychology is a dynamic field with career opportunities in counseling, teaching, business, and more. A graduate degree in psychology can advance your knowledge in a particular subfield and lead to additional career opportunities. Read more about how we rank the best graduate psychology programs here.

Our master’s in psychology rankings cover 326 of the 607 universities available, accounting for 81% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $44,486.

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#1 in Georgia | #68 in Psychology nationally

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

Economic score: 0.63

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $53,232

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $8,213

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $39,808

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.75

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Georgia | #72 in Psychology nationally

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

Economic score: 0.65

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $42,921

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $7,299

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $33,415

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.78

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Georgia | #95 in Psychology nationally

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Economic score: 0.75

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $53,537

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $869

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.77

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#4 in Georgia | #188 in Psychology nationally

Life University

Marietta, Georgia

Economic score: 1.17

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $32,946

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $4,172

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $34,167

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.04

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#5 in Georgia | #205 in Psychology nationally

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

Economic score: 1.24

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $45,065

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $332

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $56,514

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.25

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#6 in Georgia | #226 in Psychology nationally

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

Economic score: 1.41

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $26,477

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,506

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $29,014

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.10

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#7 in Georgia | #263 in Psychology nationally

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia

Economic score: 1.87

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $29,207

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $15,002

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $36,019

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.23

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#8 in Georgia | #278 in Psychology nationally

Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia

Economic score: 2.35

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $33,993

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $10,637

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $60,850

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 1.79

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia

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Statesboro, Georgia

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Augusta, Georgia

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How long does it take to pay down debt in psychology in Georgia?

Years

1.2 years

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in psychology is covered by average graduate earnings in 1.2 years.

How much do graduates with master's degree in psychology earn in Georgia?

Salary

$44,093

The median master's degree in psychology graduate earns $44,093 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in psychology cost in Georgia?

Net cost

$17,341

The average annual cost of a master's degree in psychology is $17,341. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.