Master the art of asking the right questions

MSc (Applied Psychology)

  • Offered by:
  • Specialisation:
    Clinical and Health Psychology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, School and Education Psychology
  • Duration:
    Two Years (Four semesters)
  • Campus:
  • Eligibility:
    A minimum of 55% of marks or its equivalent CGPA in BA/BSc Psychology or allied subjects. Candidates from non-psychology backgrounds are required to appear for an entrance examination. Once admitted, such students would be required to take bridge courses in psychology from a programme from the same School.

Applied Psychology postgraduates will specialise in their areas of interest such as clinical and health psychology or industrial and organisational psychology and can become psychologists and work as consulting psychologists, researchers. They can also opt to study further towards higher education in psychological sciences.

Programme Structure
Major Courses
  • History and Systems in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology in context
  • Indian Concepts and Theories in Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Personality and Psychopathology
  • Experimental Psychology and Psychological Assessment
  • Research Methods and Statistics
Specialization Courses

Health and Clinical Psychology

Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  1.  Health Psychology
  2. Introduction to Neuropsychology
  3. Community Psychology
  4. Scientific Writing
  5.  Behaviour Therapy and its Applications
  6. Counselling and Psychotherapy
  7. Psychological Application of Yoga and Meditation
  1. Industrial and Work Psychology
  2. Psychology in Entrepreneurial Development
  3. Organisational Behavior
  4. Scientific Writing
  5. Organisational Theory and Development
  6. Human Resource Development
  7. Indian Knowledge Traditions in Organisational Behavior
Learning Objectives

M.Sc. in Applied Psychology is a two-year full-time programme with a blend of theory courses, lab and field-based practicals, internship and research. These courses would lay a strong foundation for both higher studies or work opportunities if the student so chooses. The insights from Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) and their modern-day applications, would form a unique aspect of this programme. The postgraduates would specialise in one of the two specialisations offered in either Clinical and Health Psychology or Industrial and Organisational Psychology. The specialisations would equip the postgraduates to analyse situations and behaviours in their specialisation and work context, effectively apply psychological concepts, principles and theories and derive appropriate interventions required.


Practica will be spread over three semesters. These will be based on theory papers,  both compulsory majors and optional specialisation papers, with at least two practica per course, as designed by faculty, conducted either in laboratory conditions or in different fields.

Internship/ Field Training and Dissertation:

Each student will be placed in the field of their chosen specialisation at least for fifty days during the summer vacations. The fieldwork would be carried out under the joint supervision of a field supervisor and faculty Supervisor. A dissertation is a requirement during the fourth semester.

Our Strengths
  • Internationally and nationally acclaimed faculty
  • An eminent team of guest faculty
  • State-of-the-art training methods
  • Individualised supervision for course work, practicum, research and internship
  • Strong roots in yoga and meditation-based therapies from the Indian knowledge Systems (IKS)
Programme Capacity

Thirty seats

Eligibility Criteria

A minimum of 55% of marks or its equivalent CGPA in B.A./B.Sc. Psychology or allied subjects.