Psychology 3+2 Program

The 3+2 program offers students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bryan College and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University in 5 years.

How does 3+2 work?

Participants in the program will complete 3 academic years at Bryan College, fulfilling all but 5 hours of core curriculum and psychology major requirements (100 credit hours). During the student’s 3 years at Bryan College, 5 graduate option courses must be completed with at least a “B” grade in each course. These 5 courses will then be accepted to Richmont Graduate University. View the 4-year plan for the 3+2 program to learn more.

After completing an additional 24 hours of courses on the Richmont Graduate University campus, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bryan College.

Completion of the 67 semester hour Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont prepares students for Tennessee and Georgia state licensure as a professional counselor and/or doctoral students.

What's Richmont?

Richmont Graduate University, with campuses in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia, has a long history of integrating faith and mental health, beginning in the early 1970’s. Richmont Graduate University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Richmont offers master’s level training in Christian counseling, teaching students to integrate professional counseling with spiritual and theological concepts.

Master's Program Info

The Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling consists of 67 semester hours at Richmont Graduate University, including practicum and two semesters of internship. For additional hours, students can choose to specialize in one of these five areas:
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Christian Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality and Counseling
  • Trauma Counseling


  • Psychology Major with at least 1 completed course in major
  • Academic standing as a freshman
  • At least 3.00 overall GPA
  • Two to three page essay with rationale for wanting to be a counselor
  • Personal interview with a professor in the Psychology Department
  • Application made by the 3rd Monday of February of the student’s freshman year
Successful completion of the 3+2 Program requires careful planning on the part of the student and the student’s academic advisor.

Please contact the Bryan College Psychology Department for further information about the program. Graduate option courses completed through the 3+2 Program are only transferable to Richmont Graduate University.

If you have questions, please stop by the Psychology Department and talk to a professor. View the 4-year plan to learn more about the courses required for the 3+2 Program.