Richmont Graduate University, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia, is the product of the merger of two schools in 2000. The Chattanooga Bible Institute was founded in 1933, providing training, counseling, resources and support for clergy of all denominations. The Psychological Studies Institute was formed in 1973 in Atlanta by Christian mental health professionals seeking to find ways to integrate faith into counseling. With the merger of these two schools, Richmont Graduate University was formed, operating through both campuses and growing rapidly.
Richmont Graduate University offers masters level education in a very specific set of subjects. The goal of the school is to train counselors and psychologists within a Christian context, and recently the training of pastors through a new ministry program. The school has a high number of graduates working as counselors all over the United States and abroad.
- Professional Counseling (M.A.)
- Marriage and Family Counseling (M.A.)
- Ministry (M.A.)
- Psychology (M.S.)
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in attending Richmont Graduate University should contact the director of admissions to begin the application process. As it is a graduate school, most students will be required to have a bachelor's degree. RGU looks for students who plan to implement faith into their careers, particularly by working with the church or private institutions. Financial aid is available in the form loans and scholarships. Interested students should visit the school's website for more financial aid information. Financial aid recipients must be U.S. citizens, in compliance with selective service laws, enrolled in at least 6 hours of a degree program, maintain satisfactory academic progress, not owe or have defaulted in on a title IV loan.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $16,000 per year for graduate students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $600 to $710 per credit hour
- Required fees for graduate students are around $260
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Richmont Graduate University may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work