IGNOU Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT) – Admission, Eligibility, Fees

IGNOU Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT)

About Programme : The short form of Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy is MSCCFT. This programme also comes under School of Continuing Education (SOCE). The main aim of MSC(CFT) is to developing professionals in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from social and employment perspectives.

The feature of programme is its focus on the applied aspect and the thrust on opportunities for hands-on experience for the learner. In the 2nd Year of the programme, the learner has the option to be trained in Marital and Family Therapy and Counselling, Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy or Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy.

Yet another important special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners (After one year) in the form of P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT). The programme has theory, supervised practicum, internship, and dissertation as components. Below are features of MSCCFT :

  • Name of Programme : Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy (MSCCFT)
  • Medium : English
  • Eligibility : To get eligible, the applicants must have Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines. “Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Philosophy, MBBS or equivalent qualification in Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha or Homeopathy Medicines, Nursing etc. from a recognized University OR Bachelor’s degree with a higher degree in any of the above mentioned subjects or Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from a recognized University.
  • Duration : It is offered in July admission cycle only. The minimum is 2 Years and maximum 5 Years.
  • Fee Structure : For full programme, the fees is Rs. 28,000 which is to be paid year wise @Rs 14,000/- per year
  • Programme Coordinator : Prof. Neerja Chadha, neerja_chadha@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 011-29572946, 29536343, Dr. Amiteshwar Ratra, amiteshwar@ignou.ac.in

MSC(CFT) Course Details : The Total Credits of programme is 64.

1st Year

Course CodeTitle of the CourseCredits
MCFT 1Human Development and Family Relationships4
MCFTL 1Human Development and Family Relationships – Supervised Practicum2
MCFT 2Mental Health and Disorders4
MCFTL 2Mental Health and Disorders-Supervised Practicum2
MCFT 3Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts & Theoretical Perspectives4
MCFTL 3Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts & Theoretical Perspectives -Supervised Practicum2
MCFT 4Counselling and Family Therapy: Applied Aspects4
MCFTL 4Counselling and Family Therapy: Applied Aspects – Supervised Practicum2
MCFT 5Counselling and Family Therapy: Research Methods and Statistics4
MCFTL 5Counselling and Family Therapy: Research Methods and Statistics – Supervised Practicum2
MCFTL 8Reflective Journa2

2nd Year

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MCFT 6Applied Social Psychology6
MCFTL 6Applied Social Psychology-Supervised Practicum2
MCFT 7Counselling and Family Therapy: Applications and Interventions4
MCFTL 7Counselling and Family Therapy: Applications and Interventions -Supervised Practicum2
MCFTP 1Internship6
MCFTP 2Dissertation8

Optional Paper (any one of the following)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MCFTE 1Marital and Family Therapy & Counselling2
MCFTE 4Marital and Family Therapy & Counselling – Supervised PracticumOR4
MCFTE 2Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy2
MCFTE 5Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy – Supervised PracticumOR4
MCFTE 3Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy2
MCFTE 6Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy – Supervised Practicum4
Total Credits64

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  1. can i do this degree from Goa

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