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Master of Professional Counseling



This programme will produce counselling professionals who are able to apply their practical and theoretical knowledge in any institution in the community that needs counselling services.

sLanguage Requirement

Entry requirements for International Candidates following courses and/or writing their Thesis/Dissertation in English:

i. A score of 5.5 for IELTS (Academic); 
ii. A score of 550 paper-based total (PBT) or a score of 80 for internet-based total (IBT) or 213 for computer-based total (CBT) for TOEFL

sEntry Requirement

1. A Bachelor of Counselling degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or an equivalent degree 
2. A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a CGPA of at least 3.00 
(i) Work experience in a related field
(ii) A professional qualification from a recognised professional body 
(iii) A qualification approved by the Senate from time to time

Additional requirements 
      Pass an interview as assigned by the University.  

fIntake Schedule

Semester I of the academic year commences in September only
Semester II – no intake


Course Structure


The program covers Fifty Seven (57) credit hours which includes Forty Two (42) credit hours for core courses, Three (3) credit hours for elective courses and 12 credit hours for research

Faculty Core Courses

POX 7001

Research Methodology in Education

3 credit

PQA 7001

Theories of Counselling

3 credit

PQA 7002

Career Development Theories

3 credit


Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling

3 credit

PQX 7001

Statistic for Research in Education

3 credit

PQA 7004

Counseling Techniques

3 credit

PQA 7005

Career Counseling Practice

3 credit

PQA 7006

Assessment in Counselling Services

3 credit

PQA 7007


3 credit

PQA 7008

Multicultural Counselling

3 credit

PQA 7009

Group Counseling

3 credit

PQA 7010

Counseling Practicum

3 credit

PQA 7015


6 credit

Elective Courses (Select One)

PQA 7011

Guidance and Counseling in School

3 credit

PQA 7012

Counseling in Higher Education Institution

3 credit

PQA 7013

Organisational Counselling

3 credit

PQA 7014

Family and Marriage Counseling

3 credit


PQX 7002

Research Project

Last Updated: 08/07/2021