The Ph.D. program in Psychology at the University of West Georgia is focused on the study of Consciousness and Society. Our department’s approach to psychology is grounded in a distinctively human science which includes humanistic, transpersonal, existential, phenomenological, dialogical, and critical perspectives.  We support doctoral students in addressing the relationship between theory and praxis through ethically-informed and community-engaged scholarship and research, which often employ qualitative, theoretical, and participatory methods. Our program educates future scholars and practitioners at the highest level of the discipline to make original contributions to theory and knowledge.  West Georgia’s psychology Ph.D. graduates go on to serve as researchers, consultants, leaders, and teachers who can creatively facilitate transformations in a global society.

Dissertation Archives

Click here for a list of the completed dissertation titles of students who have passed through our doctoral program, to demonstrate the innovative theoretical and empirical work created by our Ph.D.s.

Current Ph.D. students working on their dissertation can consult UWG's Thesis & Dissertation Formatting Guidelines Handbook 

Student Resources

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a course overload form, class waitlist link, major/minor declaration instructions, etc? Or a graduate student looking for an independent study form, Graduate Assistantship form, dissertation proposal or comprehensive exam forms, travel reimbursement forms for conferences, etc? Browse here for all the forms and links you need in one convenient place!

A conversation with Dr. Marie-Cécile Bertau

A welcome video by the director of the Ph.D. Program of Psychology at the University of West Georgia.

Psychology Associations & Conferences

Associations and conferences in which our doctoral students and faculty frequently participate. Feel free to contact us to add more resources to this list.