Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology


The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program seeks to promote the continuing professional development of learners who are committed to service in the area of counselling psychology. This program prepares counselling professionals by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and competencies that enable them to help clients struggling with addictions, mental disorders, behavioral problems, loss, grief, and trauma among other psychological challenges.

Expected Learning Outcomes
By the end of the program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and articulate an understanding of professional identity as counselling psychologists;
  2. Apply clinical competence in systemic assessment and diagnosis, treatment of addictions, and other disorders;
  3. Articulate personal awareness, theoretical knowledge, and clinical skills needed to engage in multi-cultural counseling and advocacy;
  4. Apply relevant research and evaluation methods in the practice of counselling psychology;
  5. Analyze policies, interventions, and/or modes of advocacy in counselling psychology.

The program shall be completed within a minimum of three academic years on a full-time basis. Learners will be expected to do Coursework, Practicum, and Research.

Admission Requirements
Learners with the following qualifications shall be eligible for admission:

  1. A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Counselling Psychology with Second Class (Hons) Upper Division from PAC University or a university recognized by its Senate in Education, Sociology, Community Development, or any other social science;
  2. A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree with Second Class Lower Division from PAC University or a recognized university its Senate in a relevant field, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology, or its equivalence, with at least a credit level pass;
  3. A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree with a Second Class Lower Division from PAC University, or from a recognized university by its Senate in relevant disciplines, plus at least two years of relevant professional experience in either private or public sector.

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