MA/ M.Sc. – Applied Psychology MRIIRS

Course Details

Duration: 2 Year
Intake: 20
FEES (Per annum) for Indian Nationals in Rupees: 1,06,000
FEES (Per annum) in US $ For PIO/NRI Students: US $ 3300
Criteria for Preparation of Merit list – Preference Wise:
I – Merit in MRNAT 2018
II – Merit in Qualifying Exam

The study of human behavior is of paramount importance in understanding how a human being behaves in a given situation, under the influence of varying external and internal factors. Applied Psychology has evolved to be the most important branch of Social Sciences in recent times, particularly when it comes to the prediction of individual human behavior.

Eligibility Criteria

50% marks in Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized University

Course Highlight

The MA Applied Psychology programme offered by FMS, MRIIRS lays an emphasis on understanding & applying psychology through experiential learning and hands on activities, apart from classroom learning. This includes the use of the HUMAN LAB, which is a Centre for Psychometric Assessment, Psychological Counseling, Psychotherapy & Training & Development at FMS, MRIIRS.

Students gain proficiency in handling a large number of psychological tests. They also conduct one to one counseling sessions for individuals needing emotional support. Students also undertake research surveys and make presentations of research findings. They also publish and present research papers at National and International seminars. The objective is to help the Applied Psychology student strengthen domain knowledge and to hone applied skills which are needed in the real world workplace.

The specializations offered in the MA Applied Psychology programme are:
Clinical, Counseling, Industrial and Organizational, Educational, Health, Sports, Psychological Assessment and Psychometric Testing, Personality Assessment, Social, Cognitive & Perceptual, Community, Consumer, Developmental, Engineering, Environmental, Evolutionary, Experimental, Forensic & Criminal, Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation & School Psychology

Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling

Program brief

The P.G. Diploma in counseling program is spread over two semesters of 16-18 weeks each. The Program focuses both on in-depth study of theory and on the acquisition of professional and research skills. The courses covered in the first semester are designed to give an insight in the various functional areas of counseling, to enhance communication skills and decision making ability. In the second semester the student is introduced to the array of psychological disorders present in the target population and the skills to deal with the same. At the end of each semester the students go for an industry internship or summer training with an organization spanning 4 weeks.

Duration – One Year (Two Semesters)

Courses to be Taught

  • The process of counseling
  • Research methods
  • Testing & assessment
  • Self development of the counselor 1

Field Work 

Introduction to psychological disorders

The legal aspects
Counseling at schools and other educational institutions

Counseling at workplace

Self development of the counselor 2

Field Work 2 

Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s) –

  • Have an integrated knowledge of the various forms of therapeutic techniques in psychology and develop the capability of application of the same.
  • Gain ability to assess and assist the issues of clients. Develop the skills of behavior modification as per the needs of the individuals.
  • Be well informed, ethical and committed behavioral science professional contributing to the society and community at large
  • Enhance and develop the sense of empathy to assist the client.

Program Outcomes (PO’s) –

  • Be able to display competencies and knowledge in key areas of counseling.
  • Be able to develop a holistic and integrative approach of client assistance and training.
  • Be able to apply psychological theories and perform analysis of behavioral problems.
  • Acquire skills in the broad areas of psychotherapies, mental disorders, interventions, client education, both qualitative and quantitative assessment methods.
  • Be able to identify and analyze the client’s needs and goals and work along with the client to achieve the same.
  • Be aware of legal, ethical and social responsibilities and translate them into effective professional practices.

Course Structure

M.A. – Applied Psychology




Theories of Personality Leadership and Team building Counseling Introduction to Human behavior
Introduction to Research methods and statistics Psychology of Affective Processes Counseling- Introduction and theoretical Perspectives Guidance and counseling
Communication Skills I Statistics in Psychology Approaches to Counseling Training and Development
Communication Skills I Social Psychology Application of counseling in specific fields Abnormal Psychology
Applied Cognitive Science I Application of Psychology Rehabilitation Psychology Environmental Psychology
Applied Cognitive Science II Life Span Development Career Psychology
History of Psychology Applied Psychometry Clinical Psychology
Positive Psychology Clinical Psychology- Introduction and theoretical perspectives
Neuropsychology Deviation and Disorder
Indian psychology Psychodiagnostic  and Psychotherapy
Cultural Psychology Psychoanalysis -Theories and Practices
Behavioral therapy
Health Psychology 
Applying Psychology to health
Lifestyle Psychology and health related behavior
Health enhancement and promotion
Psychological Aspects of Health care
Behavioral medicine
Industrial Psychology and Organizational Behavior
Industrial psychology and organizational behavior
Management processes
Human Resource  management and Organizational development
Organizational change and management
HR Audit


The students have made a successful career in Hospitals, Clinical settings, working in School & Colleges as counselors and also in corporate sector in the HR Department as Trainers and specialists in Psychological assessments. Many of the students have moved on to further higher studies.