Our faculty engage in cutting-edge research in the science and practice of psychology.
We prepare our nearly 2,000 undergraduate majors for exciting careers or advanced studies.
Our doctoral students are equipped to be leaders in academia, industry, government, healthcare and other fields.
We are home to more than 40 core faculty and dozens of associated faculty from across the university, 130 doctoral students and 2,200 undergraduate majors.
We work in labs, schools, hospitals and other settings advancing the understanding of behavior. Our classes are grounded in science and our students actively participate in their learning. Outside the classroom, we are involved in activities and events to improve the human condition locally, nationally and internationally.
Doctoral students enrolled in one of eight concentrations managed by one or more of the five program areas.
Core faculty members who actively collaborate with many associated faculty and colleagues within and outside the university.
Cutting-edge research laboratories headed by our core faculty members.
Approximate grant funding secured by our core faculty each year over the last five years, which supports our research labs and student training.
Peer-reviewed journal articles we publish each year in top journals in our fields of study.
Psychology is a hub science and provides a point of connection for a range of disciplines, such as neuroscience, medicine, philosophy, public health and gerontology, allowing the examination of a range of unique scientific inquiries. The study of psychology provides valuable knowledge about a range of issues and has the added benefit of sharing evidence-based, practical information useful in our daily lives.
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ALL registration questions should be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences through the Registration Assistance form. Report your issue through the portal and someone from the College will reach out to assist you. Be sure you follow the process all the way through to the end.
Some common registration issues:
- Missing course or prerequisite
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- Major eligibility status
For a student to transition from being a pre-psychology major to a psychology major, they have to meet the MER. The MER requires students to earn a C or better in their first attempt at PSYC 1101 plus earn a 2.3+ GPA in the combination of PSYC 1101 and their first two 2000-level courses. Repeat-to-replace doesn’t apply to this policy, so you have to earn the requirements on the first attempt at each course.
New, returning (not enrolled at Georgia State for two or more semesters), and transfer students are eligible to apply for the Online Completion Degree program in Psychology. Current students are not eligible to join the online program. Applicants are required to have 60+ college-level credits, including PSYC 1101 and two 2000-level PSYC courses. Applying to the online program is easy. Start your application.
While we do not require an undergraduate degree in psychology, some social science coursework is recommended. Because the program is quantitatively oriented, college-level math and statistics are also advised. Research experience is helpful: successful applicants typically have worked on research projects as part of college courses, written an undergraduate thesis, or volunteered in a psychology research lab.
We do not offer a terminal master’s degree program. Students are only admitted into the Ph.D. program. Students do receive a master's en route to the Ph.D.
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Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
Urban Life Building
140 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083