Master of Arts in Psychology
A Thesis Program with Field Internship
Advanced Psychological Assessment
At the end of the course, the students should be able to apply advanced knowledge of the key principles, technical concepts and psychometric properties, theories and tools of psychometrics in assessment.
Students should be able to apply basic knowledge in test construction and development, item writing and analysis as well as apply advanced knowledge in putting together test batteries for human resources, organizational development, psychopathology, educational and personality assessment.
Advanced Projective Techniques
Students are required to administer, score, and interpret the various projective tests and prepare psychological reports from the data. Case studies and case conference are also part of the course requirements.
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Advanced Theories of Personality
It also examines the contribution of each theory in understanding human behavior and evaluate the strengths and limitations of each theory.
At the end of the course, the students are expected to come up with case study employing the different theories as used in different settings such as school, family, industry and community that will culminate in a case conference.
Proposal Stage: The thesis will demonstrate the graduate student’s ability to clearly define a significant problem, design theoretical/conceptual literature and studies. It will also discuss the research methods to be used to investigate a problem. It comes in two parts.
Final Defense: This final phase of the graduate students’ thesis writing aims to train the student to organize and logically present data, draw defensible conclusions and make doable recommendations. Formal academic report of a completed master’s thesis shall be defended in an oral examination before a panel examiners.
The report should be presented and defended before a panel of at least three (3) faculty and /or experts in the chosen area of practice.
The Field Practicum
The field practicum focuses on an applied project that the student will undertake in his chosen area of practice;
At the end of the practicum period, the student should write a Final report detailing among other things:
- the activities undertaken to meet the objectives
- the student’s involvement in the project, and
- the insights and learning gained by the student through the project in his area of practice