Master Program in Counseling Psychology - Tribhuvan University

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The need of psychology is felt in every spheres of life that is why psychology has become one of the most reputed domains of learning worldwide. Despite its short history as a scientific discipline it has become one of the subjects having more than 100 sub-disciplines with many applied areas. Concepts in psychology are applicable to almost all other areas including nursing, medicine, management and engineering. Psychology is a discipline under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences which adopts scientific methods of inquiry to explore human behavior and human psyche undertakings.

Despite such widening scope and applied values, Tribhuvan University is the sole university in Nepal that has introduced major courses in psychology. Central Department of Psychology is the only department of Tribhuvan University that is providing higher education in psychology for number of decades. This department offers Master degree courses focused on three areas: clinical psychology, counselling psychology and industrial psychology. Padma Kanya Multiple Campus, Baghbazar has introduced master level in clinical psychology and will be running the program from this academic year 2070 B.S (2014).

Clinical Psychology prepares students help people with psychological disorders come out of their problem, counseling psychology is coming up as the new specialization area from this academic year. Specialization in counseling will address and solve psycho-social problems of vulnerable individuals and groups. It will produce skilled human resources for providing quality services in these areas;and Industrial Psychology prepares students deal with problems in organizational settings. All these specializations are applied areas in Psychology.



Admissions to Master in Psychology is open to the following students:

1. Humanities and Social Sciences:

a. Bachelors in Arts (BA) with psychology major,

b. Post graduate diploma in counseling psychology (PGDCP)

c. Bachelors in Film Studies (BFS)

d. Bachelors in Social Work (BSW), at least 3 credits or 100 mark course in general psychology

2. Science: BSc and equivalent

3. Management**:

  • Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA),
  • Bachelors in Business Administration – Banking and Insurance (BBA-BI),
  • Bachelors in Business Administration - Travel and Tourism (BBA-TT),
  • Bachelors in Conflict, Peace and Development (BCPD),
  • Bachelors in Information Management (BIM),
  • Bachelors in Business Information System (BBIS),
  • Bachelors in Hotel Management (BHM),
  • Bachelors in Health Care Management (BHCM),

The students seeking admission must have a minimum of second division in their Bachelor degree for the admission from any university recognized by Tribhuvan University.

**Note: Such students must have at least 3 credits or 100 marks course in General Psychology, (core psychology course).

Admission Criteria

Admission Procedures

The candidate will be selected for admission on the basis of merit as given below:

Entrance Examination

Applicants will take awritten examination of 1 hour for admissions in M.A. Psychology program. The entrance examination will consist of 100 marks; 50 marks for objective questions. and 50 for students’ previous acamedic records (+2 and bachleors). Students will be selected on the basis of merit within the limit of total enrollment provision of the University. Students from psychology major will be given 50% of the allocated seats and other groups mentioned above will be given rest of the seats.

Admission Criteria

Documents to submit along with application form

  • Copy of Citizenship
  • Copy of Passport (for non-Nepali Candidates)
  • Certificates and transcripts of bachelor degree
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Counseling Training
  • Other relevant documents

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