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M.Sc in Psychology (M.Sc Psychology)

Updated By Abhik Das on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
10 K-70 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
IIT JAM, CUCET, KSET (Karnataka) ...

About M.Sc in Psychology

M.Sc in Psychology is a two years long postgraduate course that is divided into four semesters. A degree of Master of Science in Psychology provides students with both academic as well as practical knowledge in the field of psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of the behaviour and the mind of humans. The examination of human behaviour helps psychologists in working towards a better understanding of human activity. It provides major assistance in treating mental disorders and counselling people so that they can achieve emotional stability.

Psychology is one of the most interesting fields in terms of research. Therefore, many students opt for the subject of psychology and pursue it up to the doctorate level. All the leading science and humanities universities in the country offer the course of M.Sc in Psychology. The programme is also provided for students through the mode of distance or correspondence education as well. Psychology is a practical subject and M.Sc in Psychology deals entirely with the aspects of science and research associated with the subject. It implores its practical applications and equips students with the correct skill set and frame of mind for a career in this field.

The traditional study of psychology comprises both normal as well as abnormal functioning and has the objective of treating individuals who suffer from emotional and mental problems. The students of psychology also study about the behaviours that have an effect on the emotional and mental health and well as the mental functioning of human beings. As a discipline, psychology covers a wide range of studies like perception, attention, emotions, comprehension, intelligence, relationships, personality, behaviour, and the subconscious as well.

M.Sc in Psychology Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have completed graduation with Psychology as a compulsory subject.
  • The university or college from which the student completes graduation must be approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • It is essential for the student to have scored a minimum of 50 per cent to 60 per cent marks in graduation.

M.Sc in Psychology Admission Process

  • Many colleges conduct their individual entrance exams for conducting M.Sc in Psychology admissions.
  • Students have to apply to the institutes they target separately and appear for their entrance exams.
  • Some institutes admit students on the basis of their merit in graduation.

M.Sc in Psychology Entrance Exams

The entrance exams conducted by some of the most popular universities in India for M.Sc in Psychology admissions are given below.

  • Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) - PG
  • Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test (BHU PET)
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Test (JNUET)

M.Sc in Psychology Syllabus

First Year:

Statistics in Behavioural Science

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive psychology 2

Psychometrics Theory
Research Methods in Psychology

Experimental designs theory





Second Year:

Applications of Psychology 1

Dynamics and Interpersonal Behaviour Theory

Psychology of Social Behaviour Theory

Applications of psychology 2

Systems and Skills


Personality Theory

Systems and Skills Intervention


Self and Positive Psychology

List of Electives:

  • Psycho Diagnostic and Assessment
  • Organisational Dynamics
  • Special Areas of Counselling
  • Engineering Psychology
  • Therapeutics in Counselling
  • Perspectives in Mental Health
  • Issues in Industrial Psychology
  • Assessment in Guidance and Counselling
  • Psychological Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • Psychopathology
  • Guidance and Counselling Psychology
  • Principles of Organisational Behaviour

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M.Sc in Psychology Career Options and Job Prospects

The career path for students with a degree of M.Sc in Psychology is full of numerous job opportunities. Candidates can find a job in several sectors after completing their postgraduation in Psychology. Many psychologists prefer to work independently and later team up with other professionals in the same field such as other lawyers, scientists, physicians, engineers, school personnel, policymakers, managers, etc. Psychology experts are required in almost all sectors now; be it in schools, colleges, hospitals, courtrooms, laboratories, community health centres, prisons and corporate offices. Some of the popular job roles offered to psychology students are given below.

  • Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Social Psychologist
  • Staff Recruiter
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Urban Planning Officer
  • Child Support Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Research Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Human Resource Assistant

Questions Related to M.Sc Psychology Course

What is the eligibility criteria to apply for PG Psychology admission at Loreto College Kolkata?

-AnonymousUpdated on January 27, 2021 02:43 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, Loreto College Kolkata does not offer any PG Psychology programme. Under its PG degree programme, Loreto College Kolkata ...


My friend completed his graduation in the year 2017 from Calcutta University. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters in Counselling and Family Therapy from IGNOU. Is he eligible for PG admission at Indian Institute of Psychology & Research (IIPR) Bangalore?

-AnonymousUpdated on December 16, 2020 01:23 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, it must be noted that the Indian Institute of Psychology and Research (IIPR) Bangalore offers the following postgraduate ...


Regarding admission in psychology .

-Anonymous UserUpdated on February 05, 2021 10:25 PM
  • 1 Answer
Admin, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Here is a list of colleges offering psychology courses in India. Please note that psychology courses are offered ...


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I want admission in M.Sc in Psychology. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University Science , Jammu University Entrance Test , Delhi University Arts , Delhi University Arts , Delhi University Science are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in M.Sc in Psychology courses.

What are the top colleges offering M.Sc in Psychology courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : St. Stephen's College (Delhi) , The Oxford College of Science (Bangalore) , St. Xavier's College (Kolkata) , Institute of Management-Christ University (Bangalore) , Mount Carmel College (Bangalore). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer M.Sc in Psychology or not.

What is the average fee for the course M.Sc in Psychology ?

The average fee for M.Sc in Psychology is INR 50,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to M.Sc in Psychology ?

Some of the popular specializations for M.Sc. (Master of Science) are : Networking , Mathematical and Computational Sciences , Critical Care technology , Fitness and health care expert , Medical Imaging Technology.

What is the duration of the course M.Sc in Psychology ?

M.Sc in Psychology is a 2 year course.

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