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Master of Arts - Applied Psychology

Master of Arts - Applied Psychology

School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS)

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

About the Programme

M.A. in Applied Psychology course is divided into four semesters. First and Second Semester shall cover core papers and would be compulsory for all students. There will be three specializations offered to the students in Third Semester out of which students will have to opt for 1 specialization: 

  • Industrial/ Organizational Psychology
  • Guidance & Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • In the final semester, students shall cover core papers along with a dissertation.

This course will enable them to choose careers in the fields of education, research, counseling, social work, rehabilitation, marketing and advertising, media, human resource management, creative writing, government jobs as well as entrepreneurial pursuits.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • PEO1: To understand concepts and principles of different disciplines of humanities, social sciences and languages and their inter-relation.
  • PEO2: To demonstrate a detailed understanding of the selected core discipline ofstudy.
  • PEO3: To apply an independent approach to address various issues related to the core area of specialization by using appropriate theories and methodologies.
  • PEO4: To work as independent critically discerning and creative participant in the workplace, community and personal life.

Program Outcomes of the MA in Applied Psychology:

  • PO1: Theory and Content of Psychology: Become familiar with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • PO2: Methods in Psychology: Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • PO3: Applications of Psychology: Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • PO4: Critical Thinking Skills: Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • PO5: Intellectual Skills: Enable students to develop skills in the areas of communication, information gathering, problem solving, and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry, analysis, and interpretation.
  • PO6: Values in Psychology: Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.

Program Specific Outcomes of the MA in Applied Psychology:

  • PSO1: To engage students in the comprehensive study of the discipline so that they can understand and interpret human thought, feeling and behavior under different circumstances.
  • PSO2: To equip them with analytical skills to apply knowledge ofsocial, developmental, cognitive, workplace and organizational psychology in different situations.
  • PSO3: To promote innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving and enable them to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research.
  • PSO4: To prepare students for specializing in careers like counseling, child psychologist, clinical psychologist, human resource specialists, vocational counseling, trainers and researchers

This course is for individuals who...

Students from diverse backgrounds, but preferably from social sciences or science, with a bachelor’s degree can take up this program. 

Students who are looking for...

The program will be beneficial for students who aim to work as a psychologist or vocational counselor or therapist with various institutions like NGOs, clinics, hospital, government, education, civil society, law, advertising and marketing research agencies

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 77250 2nd Year 79568
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1550 3000
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  •   B.A. with minimum 50% marks
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Higher Education: M.Phil & Ph.D
  • Professor
  • Counselor
  • Independent Researcher 
  • Research Associate
  • NGOs
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Mind trainer
  • Sports Counselor
  • Media outlets
  • Writers
  • Consultants
  • Government jobs
  • Life coach

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