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Richmont Graduate University provides Christ-centered education and research that advances God’s work of healing, restoration, and transformation in the lives of individuals, churches, and communities.

School of Counseling

The School of Counseling provides graduate programs that integrate counselor education and Christian faith. Richmont's programs are known for academic and clinical excellence as well as an excellent student experience. The Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is accredited by CACREP.

Prospective Students

Join us for Preview Day at Richmont - get information on our degree programs, meet faculty, staff, students, and enjoy an interactive lunch with the Richmont community.



School of Ministry

The goal of the School of Ministry is to advance the Gospel by increasing the capacities of students to understand God's Word (Knowing), to become whole and holy people (Being), and to lead and serve effectively (Doing). Graduate programs in Ministry, Spiritual Formation, and Spiritual Direction are available.

Why Richmont?

Jan Johnson, Author, Teacher, Spiritual Director

I can think of no finer leaders of a spiritual direction training program than Sharon Rowland and Tim Harben. They bring to Richmont their deep life with God and hands-on,…

Lorien Magnus, MFT

“RGU provides direction and education for both spiritual and psychological framework.”

Dawn Richa, Certi. Spirituality & Counseling

“I am grateful for a trusted place to examine the practical integration of my Christian faith and clinical training.”

Ben Merrill, MFT

“The first time I set foot on campus, I felt welcome here.”

Dr. Gary Collins

Richmont is innovative, relevant, practical and strongly committed to relating counseling and psychology to Biblical Christianity. I am honored to be on the faculty.

Dr. Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.

“I have found the students to be very receptive and deeply committed to Christ and the integration of Christian faith and counseling. Richmont is a wonderful place to teach at.”

Richmont’s legacy of excellence began in 1933 when the Chattanooga Bible Institute (CBI) was founded to support local churches and their various ministries. In 2000 CBI merged Psychological Studies Institute (PSI), a well known Atlanta instution that was founded in 1973. The combined institution became accredited by SACSCOC and was renamed Richmont Graduate University

Today, Richmont is a fast-growing, faith-based graduate school providing master's-level training in counseling, ministry, and spiritual formation. With thriving campuses in Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Counseling - Richmont seeks to attract students who have a heartfelt desire to integrate psychological principles and Christian faith. We anticipate graduates of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program to pursue licensure as a mental health professional and become employed in a church agency or the private sector.

Those in ministry engage culture and people deeply when they can do three things: one, wisely interpret Scripture; two, demonstrate how theology addresses the great questions that people have; and three, are at ease with, and are supported by, their own theological identities.

We have not just created another academic degree. We have laid out pathways of growth so that your passion to become all you are called to be in the world will be nurtured, guided and expanded. Both significance and longevity will be added to your calling.

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School of Ministry Adds New Faculty

Richmont Graduate University is proud to announce the addition of three new professors to the School of Ministry faculty.  Dr. Wesley Scott Biddy, Dr. Chris Green, and Dr. Jeff Horner…

Richmont Achieves Gold Standard in Counseling Education

Richmont Graduate University, a leader in training counselors, has again proven its excellence by extending its accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The…

New RGU Commons at the Atlanta Campus

Dr. Quinnan builds the RGU Commons at the Atlanta Campus for students, faculty, and staff. The RGU Commons is an outdoor seating area that was made possible through a gift from…

Alumni Profile: Liz Norris

Richmont Alumni are making a positive impact in our local communities and throughout the world. The average Richmont graduate will impact some 10,000 lives during the course of their career.…