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Behavioral Health Students/Residents

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Behavioral Health Students/Residents

The following sections provide data and information regarding behavioral health students/residents.

Advance Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Master’s Degrees Awarded

The following chart and table present information on master degrees and post-master certificates conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a focus in psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Advance Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Advance Practice Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Albany State University USG Master of Science with a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry * * * * * * * * *
Emory University Private Master of Science in Nursing, Psychosocial Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist 9 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Georgia State University USG Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 0* 5 2 2 5 2 2 0 5
Georgia State University USG Master of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Medical College of Georgia USG Master of Science in Nursing with a Concentration in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
USG Total 3 5 2 2 5 2 2 0 6
Private Institutions Total 9 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 12 12 6 2 5 2 2 0 6

*Data not available
Source: The University System of Georgia and Emory University

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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Post-Master’s Certificates Awarded

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Post-Master’s Certificates Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Post-Master’s Certificates Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Georgia State University USG Post-Master Certificate, Clinical Nurse Specialist Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Medical College of Georgia USG Post Master Certificate, Psychiatric and Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurse 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Valdosta State University USG Post-Master Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
USG Total 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0
Private Institutions Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0

Source: The University System of Georgia

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Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s Degrees Awarded

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Mercer University Private Master of Family Therapy 0 0 0 10 11 11 11 7 12
Valdosta State University USG Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy 0 4 14 6 7 6 15 17 12
USG Total 0 4 14 6 7 6 15 17 12
Private Institutions 0 0 0 10 11 11 11 7 12
Grand Total 0 4 14 16 18 17 26 24 24

Source: The University System of Georgia and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

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Professional, Community and School Counseling Master’s Degrees Awarded

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a master’s degree in professional, community or school counseling.

Professional, Community and School Counseling Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Professional, Community and School Counseling Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Albany State University USG Master of Education in School Counseling 13 16 13 15 19 22 13 11 14
Augusta State University USG Master of Education in Counselor Education 12 15 12 16 20 19 16 16 26
Clark Atlanta University Private Master of Arts in Community Counseling, School Counseling, and Counseling Psychology 41 14 13 30 0 0 0 9 0
Columbus State University USG Master of Education in School Counseling and Master of Science in Community Counseling 22 25 37 27 17 20 27 32 30
Fort Valley State University USG Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling 22 19 17 25 21 15 23 0 0
Georgia Southern University USG Master of Education in Counselor Education 33 29 26 20 26 28 43 29 45
Georgia State University USG Master of Education in School Counseling and Master of Science in Professional Counseling 137 90 94 106 116 108 109 78 88
South University Private Master of Arts in Professional Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 27
Troy University Private Master of Science in Community Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 32
University of Georgia USG Master of Education in Professional Counseling, College Student Affairs & Administration 28 37 31 31 38 41 37 40 34
University of West Georgia USG Master of Education in Professional Counseling 35 48 29 40 28 55 41 43 40
Valdosta State University USG Master of Education in School Counseling 15 6 9 13 13 12 9 20 17
USG Total 317 285 268 293 298 320 318 269 326
Private Institutions Total 41 14 13 30 0 0 0 16 59
Grand Total 358 299 281 323 298 320 318 285 353

Source: The University System of Georgia, South University, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and Troy University

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Pastoral Counseling Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Awarded

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a master’s degree or a doctoral degree in pastoral counseling.

Pastoral Counseling Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Pastoral Counseling Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Beacon University Private Master of Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 10
Luther Rice University Private Master of Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 4 10 14 12 32 16 30 27 32
USG Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Institutions Total 4 10 14 12 33 16 35 27 42
Grand Total 4 10 14 12 33 16 35 27 42

Source: The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

Pastoral Counseling Doctoral Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Pastoral Counseling Doctoral Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Columbia Theological Seminary Private Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2
Emory University Private Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0
USG Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Institutions Total 0 2 1 1 1 4 1 2 2
Grand Total 0 2 1 1 1 4 1 2 2

Source: The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

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Psychiatric/Mental Health Technician Certificates and Associate Degrees

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a certificate or associate degree majoring in psychiatric/mental health technician.

Psychiatric/Mental Health Technician Certificates and Associate Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Psychiatric/Mental Health Technician Certificates and Associate Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Darton College USG Associate of Applied Science in Psychiatric Technology 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 2 0
Darton College USG Psychiatric Technician Certificate 0 0 0 0 6 6 2 5 0
Savannah Technical College TCSG Mental Health Technician Certificate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
USG Total 0 0 0 0 9 6 4 7 0
TCSG Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Private Institutions Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 0 0 0 0 9 6 4 9 2

Source: The University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia

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Psychiatry Residency Positions

The following chart and table present information on psychiatry residents at all Georgia sponsoring institutions.

Number of Approved Psychiatry Residency Positions Statewide 2000-2009

Number of Approved Psychiatry Residency Positions Statewide 2000-2009

Institution Sector Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Emory University Private 67 62 62 62 64 68 68 70 70 70
Medical College of Georgia USG 28 28 24 23 25 34 34 30 30 30
Morehouse School of Medicine Private 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
USG Total 28 28 24 23 25 34 34 30 30 30
Private Institutions Total 83 78 78 78 80 84 84 86 86 86
Grand Total 111 106 102 101 105 118 118 116 116 116

Source: The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education

The following chart and table present information on psychiatry residents by specialty at all Georgia sponsoring institutions.

Filled Psychiatry Residency Positions by Specialty Statewide 2009-2010

Filled Psychiatry Residency Positions by Specialty Statewide 2009-2010

Institution Sector Psychiatry Addictive Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Forensic Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry
Emory University Private 46 2 9 3 2
Medical College of Georgia USG 17 0 0 0 0
Morehouse School of Medicine Private 16 0 0 0 0
USG Total 17 0 0 0 0
Private Institutions Total 62 2 9 3 2
Grand Total 79 2 9 3 2

Source: The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education, data accessed: October 15, 2009

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Psychology Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Awarded

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a master’s degree in psychology.

Psychology Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide* 2000-2008

Psychology Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide* 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Argosy University Private Master of Arts in Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 17 64 20 8
Argosy University Private Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology 45 76 78 156 99 126 84 156 166
Argosy University Private Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology 58 11 13 14 31 47 27 28 33
Augusta State University USG Master of Science in Psychology 10 6 10 14 2 10 11 15 8
Clark Atlanta University Private Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology 0 28 7 0 6 18 0 1 1
Emory University Private Master of Arts and Sciences in Psychology 10 14 12 8 7 14 13 15 14
Georgia College & State University USG Master of Science in Psychology 10 8 5 7 4 1 1 0 0
Georgia Southern University USG Master of Science in Psychology 7 8 7 11 8 11 11 13 14
Georgia Southern University USG Master of Education in School Psychology 9 7 1 11 15 16 14 12 15
Georgia State University USG Master of Arts in Psychology 15 18 11 11 14 9 24 15 9
Georgia State University USG Master of Education in School Psychology 0 0 0 12 16 10 9 16 9
Mercer University Private Master of Science in Community Counseling & School Counseling 0 0 0 12 10 18 18 17 19
North Georgia College & State University USG Master of Science in Community Counseling 0 0 0 4 17 6 3 9 7
Troy University Private Master of Science in Community Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 24 11
University of Georgia USG Master of Science in Psychology 23 16 18 22 20 16 26 18 14
University of West Georgia USG Master of Arts in Psychology 12 21 24 24 30 28 25 16 25
Valdosta State University USG Master of Science in Psychology 7 9 14 14 10 11 12 9 22
USG Total 93 93 90 130 136 118 136 123 123
Private Institutions Total 113 129 110 190 153 240 226 261 252
Grand Total 206 222 200 320 289 358 362 384 375

Source: The University System of Georgia, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and Troy University

*Includes selected psychology programs, including: general, clinical, community, counseling and school psychology. The focus of the selected programs is on those that appear to be more likely to lead to a career in behavioral health and potentially licensure.

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a doctoral degree in psychology.

Psychology Doctoral Degrees* Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Psychology Doctoral Degrees* Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Argosy University Private Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology 27 50 32 49 26 28 49 31 22
Clark Atlanta University Private Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Emory University Private Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 8 10 10 8 12 10 11 5 10
Georgia State University USG Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 9 11 21 22 11 14 17 10 17
Georgia State University USG Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology 2 2 3 2 2 0 2 1 2
University of Georgia USG Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology 30 19 21 20 18 17 25 26 20
University of Georgia USG Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology 8 8 9 12 6 8 7 8 6
USG Total 49 40 54 56 37 39 51 45 45
Private Institutions Total 35 62 43 57 38 39 61 36 32
Grand Total 84 102 97 113 75 78 112 81 77

Source: The University System of Georgia and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

*Includes selected psychology programs, including: general, clinical, community, counseling and school psychology. The focus of the selected programs is on those that appear to be more likely to lead to a career in behavioral health and potentially licensure.

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Social Work Master’s Degrees Awarded

The following chart and table present information on degrees conferred at all Georgia institutions providing a master’s degree in social work.

Social Work Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Social Work Master’s Degrees Awarded Statewide 2000-2008

Institution Sector Degree(s) Academic Year
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Clark Atlanta University Private Master of Social Work 50 61 26 32 39 38 43 62 65
Georgia State University USG Master of Social Work 24 37 27 33 21 28 33 33 25
Kennesaw State USG Master of Social Work 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33
Savannah State University USG Master of Social Work 18 19 21 25 45 42 27 25 34
University of Georgia USG Master of Social Work 101 108 114 113 136 142 134 141 143
Valdosta State University USG Master of Social Work 21 38 23 33 16 26 35 39 31
USG Total 164 202 185 204 218 238 229 238 266
Private Institutions Total 50 61 26 32 39 38 43 62 65
Grand Total 214 263 211 236 257 276 272 300 331

Source: The University System of Georgia and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

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Behavioral Health Degrees Conferred Maps