UWG graduates first Ph.D. | Schools
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia awarded its first-ever Ph.D. degree on Saturday, July 28.
The honor went to John Roberts of Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Roberts had already earned four degrees, including a juris doctor (law degree), before enrolling in UWG for both a master's and Ph.D. in psychology.
"I am delighted that the University of West Georgia was the first institution in USG history to award a Ph.D. outside of the four research universities," UWG president Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna said in a statement. "We knew when we began this journey it was uncharted territory. But we also knew that when opportunity is combined with hard work and unwavering commitment, the possibilities are endless."
In addition to the Ph.D. in psychology, UWG offers three more doctoral degrees: one in professional counseling and supervision, one in school improvement, and the School of Nursing will launch an Ed.D. degree in nursing education this fall.