Master Of Arts – Applied Psychology

Master Of Arts – Applied Psychology

OVERVIEW

The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) aims to produce graduates who will become leaders in the field of psychological service.

It is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and research insights as well as practical skills to interested individuals who have the pre-requisite qualifications to train as specialists in the field of Educational Psychology or Counselling Psychology. The program provides specialist training as an Educational Psychologist or a Counselling Psychologist. It also provides graduates with training towards becoming a Registered Psychologist in Singapore.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must have a good undergraduate degree, preferably with honors, from a reputable university. Preference will be given to those with a first degree in psychology, at least two years of relevant work experience and who are able to pursue the programme full time.

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

STRUCTURE

The programme has a twin-track structure, one offering a specialization in Educational Psychology and the other in Counselling Psychology.

Awards at the National Institute of Education are structured in terms of Academic Units (AU). The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) comprises 42 AU. With effect from Jan 2016, the 42 AU include 4 core courses, 1 prescribed elective, 3 elective courses, two practica attachments, and either:

  • a dissertation or
  • 2 additional electives

 

The program structure is as follows:

Disseration Option

AU

Non-Disseration Option

AU

8 courses

24

10 courses

30

Practicum 1

6

Practicum 1

6

Practicum 2

6

Practicum 2

6

Dissertation

6

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-

Total AU

42

Total AU

42

Students Completing Dissertation


Students who are eligible for dissertation must write a research-based dissertation (6 AU) of around 15,000 words. They are required to complete 8 courses (24 AU) in total: 4 core courses,1 prescribed elective in their areas of specialization and 3 elective courses (2 of which must be in their chosen area of specialization). The courses are 39 hours in duration (13 weeks x 3 hours). They are also required to complete two practicum placements (12 AU).


Students Not Completing Dissertation


Students who are not completing dissertation are required to complete 10 courses (30 AU) in total: 4 core courses,1 prescribed elective in their areas of specialization and 5 elective courses (3 of which must be in their chosen area of specialization). The courses are 39 hours in duration (13 weeks x 3 hours). They are also required to complete two practicum placements (12 AU).


Click here to view the programme overview.


Click here to view the proposed study plan.


Important note for matriculated students: 
Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult yourprogramme leader if you need clarifications.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

Applications may be made online

More information on required documents for application can be found here.

Please note that this programme is not applicable for graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship. More details can be found here.

FEES

Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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CONTACT US

  • E-mail: [email protected]
    (for administrative enquiries related to admissions and application)

  • E-mail: [email protected] 
    (for administrative matters related to programme matters such as time-table, study plans)

  • Programme Leader: Associate Professor Yeo Lay See
    (for specific academic enquiries related to the programme such as curriculum requirements)