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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

Richmont Graduate University School of Counseling provides graduate programs that integrate counselor education and Christian faith. We are committed to academic and clinical excellence through educating counselors to be spiritually sensitive practitioners.

Prospective Students

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

School of Ministry

Our Master of Arts in Ministry offers training to enhance your ability to serve the church and prepare others who feel called to ministry.

Why Richmont?

Current Student Q&A: On Homelessness, Nonprofits and Clinical Counseling

Richmont Graduate University is full of exceptional students. We’re quite proud. It is an honor to spotlight the accomplishments of current students and alumni. Meet Cary Bayless. He is in…

Three Emotionally Healthy Ways to Navigate Relationships

Relationships are tricky. Feelings can be complicated. Arguments and emotional turmoil can be the result of miscommunication and a lack of self-awareness. A lack of connectedness with oneself and others…

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.”

Katie Setterberg, Counselor

“The most important thing I’ve learned about myself is that I have a lot to learn.”

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.

Today, Richmont is a fast-growing, faith-based graduate school providing master's-level training in Christian counseling. We remain active in both the Atlanta and Chattanooga communities, where our campuses are located.

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

M.S. graduates may pursue further study elsewhere or use this training to supplement training received at another institution.

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.

Stories & News


Grand Opening of the new Richmont Store

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the Richmont Store!  At the new online Richmont Store, you will be able to purchase high-quality Richmont apparel and accessories.  Currently, there…

2017 Perspectives – Richmont’s Annual Review

Our annual Perspectives magazine is now available!  Inside this year’s issue titled “A New Chapter”, you will hear from our new President, Dr. Timothy Quinnan, read about the growth of…

Thank You to Our Donors!

We are so thankful for the generous donations received by Richmont in 2017.  Your continued support of Richmont allows our University and Counseling Centers to continue the work of healing,…