IGNOU Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPC) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPC)

About MAPC Programme : The full form of MAPC is Master of Arts in Psychology. This programme comes under School of Social Sciences (SOSS). It is 2 Years master degree course in India. This programme has opportunity to those learners who are interested in Human and Animal behavior field. Almost every school needs a Psychologist with M.A. (Psychology) to work full time with problem children and also teach psychology for class XI and XII in the 10+2 schooling.

For this, many rehabilitation centres are being established all over India both in the mental health and physical disability area, and these need immediately qualified psychologists with M.A. Degree in Psychology to cater to the requirements. The objective of MAPC programme is to give the learners a sound base in psychology and human behaviour through an indepth investigation into a broad range of psychological techniques and skills as applied to diverse settings. To know more about Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPC) programme, you can visit official website http://www.ignou.ac.in. Below are important features of MAPC Programme :

  • Name of Programme : MAPC – Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Medium : The medium of MAPC course is in English only
  • Eligibility Criteria : All Students who wants to take admission in MAPC (Master of Arts in Psychology) course, must have Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University.
  • Duration : The MAPC course can be completed in Minimum (2 Years) and Maximum(5 Years).
  • Age : No Age Bar
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs 13,000/- which is to be paid year wise @Rs 6500/- per year. The fees of MGPS course is vary every Year. So, kindly confirm from Regional Centre.
  • Programme Coordinators : Dr. Swati Patra & Dr. Smita Gupta, psychology@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29572707, 011-29572761

MAPC Course & Syllabus Details : The total credits of MAPC Programme is 64. In First Year, there is 6 compulsory subjects which have each 4 credits and one Practical Lab while for Second Year, there is 3 Group whose name is Group A, Group B, Group C. Students can choose any one Group. Below are MAPC Programme & Syllabus details :

IGNOU MAPC First Year Courses

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MPC-001Cognitive Psychology, Learning and Memory4
MPC-002Life Span Psychology4
MPC-003Personality: Theories and Assessment4
MPC-004Advanced Social Psychology4
MPC-005Research Methods in Psychology4
MPC-006Statistics in Psychology4
MPCL-007Practicals: Experimental Psychology and Psychological Testing8

IGNOU MAPC Second Year Courses(Choose any one Group)

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits

Group A: Clinical Psychology

MPCE-011Psychopathology4
MPCE-012Psychodiagnostics4
MPCE-013Psychotherapeutic methods4
MPCE-014Practicals: Clinical6
MPCE-015Field Work8
MPCE-016Project6

Group B: Counselling Psychology

MPCE-21Counseling Psychology4
MPCE-22Assessment in Counselling and Guidance4
MPCE-23Interventions in counseling4
MPCE-24Practicum in Counselling Psychology6
MPCE-25Internship8
MPCE-26Project6

Group C: Industrial and Organizational Psychology

MPCE-31Organisational Behaviour (OBY)4
MPCE-32Human Resource Development (HRD)4
MPCE-33Organisational Development (OD)4
MPCE-34Practicum: Industrial and Organisational Psychology6
MPCE-35Internship8
MPCE 036Project6
Total Credits64

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  1. HELLO SIR, I AM DOING BTECH FINAL YEAR, I WANT TO JOIN MA PSYCHOLOGY. I HAVE A DOUBT REGARDING IS MY QUALIFICATION IS SUFFICIENT FOR ABOVE SAID PROGRAMME. PLEASE SUGGEST ME..
    THANK YOU

    1. no you are not eligible

  2. Hello sir/m adam,
    I need a small clarification regarding the first year course. I am a life science student and as mentioned in the first year course do we have maths in statistical psychology as i want to take admission.

  3. Hello, my question to the admin is… Does ignou provides classes for ma in psychology? If yes then what will be the timing and how many days a week?
    A quick reply will be appreciated as i will be taking admission in the coming july session.

    Thanks and Regards.

  4. Need Practical assignments in MA Psychology MPCE-014

  5. Sir my education qualifications is MA (history) , now I wish to enhance my education through IGNOU. SO I wish to complete MA in psychology. Please tell me last date of admission & how to receive prospects as presenlt I am at Guwahati.

  6. Neelima jape kulkarni

    Hello,Madam/Sir
    I live in Nasik. I am interested in M.A. psychology. Which is the nearer center for me? Can I do this while in service?I am a teacher in a school.

  7. Sir/Madam
    may I know when is the next admission date for MA Psychology 2016 in kerala. And also which are the centres offering this course in kerala

  8. I am very much interested in enrolling for Psychology course. I am a Btech & PGDM. Currently working, please suggest me if I am eligible for this course, as eligibility says graduate in any stream

  9. Surabhi Sanjay Hande

    I want admission in MA clinical psychology

  10. Iam a graduate in tourism and i wish to study MA clinical psuchology. How can i get admission quikly.please help me for futher procedures.

  11. I have done my Msc chemistry and need to have a MA Psychology. Whether I am eligible for the course online

  12. Sir I just want to know that which stream should I choose for 2nd year according to future perspective and growth .

  13. When is the admission process for the January 17 batch starting please

  14. Sir

    Is it necessary to attend any classes if we go for industrial / counselling psychologies ?
    Is it enough for us to mere attempt the exams?

  15. Sir,

    What about the internships?
    Where we have to do internships if we go for counselling/ industrial psychology?
    What are the criteria for the internships such as where, when, how long..?

    Sir, Kindly reply
    Thank u sir
    🙂

    1. Sir,
      Kindly reply
      🙂

  16. hi sir i have doubts regarding phocology ,i have completed b.com wit back logs but i vll b clearing now n im 24 can i join for phycology ????

  17. Hi
    when is the time for registtration into MAPC next

  18. HI,

    Kindly send admission dates for MA Psychology.

  19. Hello sir/mam i am a b.tech biotech graduate currently working as a medical associate coul you tell me if i am eligible for applying for MA Psychology

  20. Sir
    Plz Reply 4 the above asked questions….

    Waiting 4 your valuable suggestions..

    Plzzzz.. plzzzz.. plz…

  21. Hi Sir/Madam,
    I want to join this course. I have done my B. SC. In physics, chemistry n maths 2005. Want to go for counseling physiology. What is the admission procedure? M I eligible for this?

  22. Dear Sir/Madam

    I am interested to join M.A. Psychology from IGNOU.I have passed B.Sc in Geography from Calcutta University,M.A (Distance) & M.Phil (Regular) in Environmental Economics from Annamalai University in 2012 & M.Sc in Geography (Distance) from Madras university,2014,Chepauk campus.
    Please let me know whether I am eligible for the above mentioned course.
    If yes,Kindly mention the study centres in North bengal region (Jalpaiguri).

  23. If one wants to pursue MA psychology in IGNOU, you only need to have a bachelors degree.
    I am a Btech graduate myself, and pursuing MAPC.

  24. sir may i take admission after may in 2nd year??

  25. I want to take admission in MA clinical psychology program of this year , kindly please explain me how CN I apply , what is the procedure?

  26. Sir I have done ba pass form Delhi university in 2003. I have done PGDCA from doeacc. I am interested in doing ma in psychology. Am I eligible. And plz tell when the slcource starts.

  27. hello sir/Mam
    my question to the admin is… Does ignou provides classes for ma in psychology? If yes then what will be the timing and how many days a week? and one more thing that my friend also want to do same but she have compartment in 1semester of BA. is she eligible for ma psychology.
    A quick reply will be appreciated as i will be taking admission in july session.

  28. hello sir/Mam
    my question to the admin is that how many time exam will be taken in ignou

  29. Dr. Ajeet Srivastava

    Sir..I have passed graduation with Ancient His., Sociology, Education & PG with An. History But now I want to do MA in Psychology.
    Is any procedure to do PG in Psychology without psychology graduate..???

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