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The Department of Psychology aims to provide quality education to its students, thus producing critical thinkers and service-oriented graduates whose critical role in the society is to understand human behavior and other psychological phenomena.

The MA Psychology program intends to produce compassionate, conscientious and competent psychologists who can help individuals and groups in different settings or fields. Specifically, the program intends to equip students the skills that are necessary for them to be able to practice psychological assessment and diagnosis, individual and group counseling and psychological research, particularly in the community.

The graduate program, furthermore, prepares students so that they may have experience that may help them become recognized by well-regarded and purposeful psychological associations as certified practitioners in their field of specialization.


MA PSYC also has a mentoring program wherein faculty members help students keep track of their academic progress & at the same time see the value of being men & women for others. Likewise, the mentoring program encourages students to engage in research that emphasizes the community & the themes of the university’s research & social outreach endeavour namely:  Environment, Food Security, Good Governance, Health & Sanitation, & Peace.


Undergraduate Prerequisites (12 units)

Psy 23 General Psychology
Psy 33 Personality Psychology
Psy 41 Fundamental Statistics
Psy 53 Research in Psychology

Core Subjects (9 units)

Psy 201 Development of Psychological Thoughts
Psy 202 Advance Statistics
Psy 203 Advance Research

Major Subjects (18 units)

Psy 216 Group Process
Psy 230 Psychological Testing 1.1
Psy 204 Principle and Techniques of Counseling
Psy 210 Advance Social Psychology
Psy 254 Advance Theories of Personality
Psy 270 Psychology of Attitude

Electives (3 units)

Psy 271 Social Influence
Psy 273 Social Issues
Psy 272 Applied Social Psychology
Psy 274 Social Cognition
Psy 221 Introduction to Psychotherapy
Psy 223 Marriage and Family Therapy
Psy 206 Projective Techniques
Psy 215 Pastoral Counseling
Psy 231 Objective Personality Tests
Psy 207 Advance Abnormal Psychology
Psy 208 Advance Developmental Psychology

Practicum (3 units)

Psy 229 Field Practicum

Comprehensive Exams

Thesis writing and oral defense (6 units)