Degree Type: 

Doctor of Philosophy


Department of Guidance and Counseling

Programme Duration: 

3 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

The Ph. D programme is for a three-year period and consists mainly of research, preparation of thesis and internship. During the research period each student will be expected to give seminars.

Entry Requirements: 

Admission into the PhD programme requires that applicants have any of the following qualifications:
(a) A Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Guidance and Counselling or M.Ed/ M.A (with thesis) in Guidance and Counselling.
(b) M.Phil in Clinical Psychology
(c) M.Phil in Counselling Psychology
(d) Submit an official transcript of academic record

Other Requirements:
(e)  Submit, at least, two reference reports, one of which must be from a former lecturer.
(f)  Submit a pre-proposal of 3-5 pages on the intended area of study, including a bibliography
(g) Satisfy any additional requirements prescribed by the Colleges/Faculties/Schools/ Institutes/Departments. These may include relevant work experience, a written entrance examination and/or an interview. 

Goal / Objectives: 

  1. To produce high calibre experts in Guidance and Counselling to lecture in tertiary institutions and contribute to the continuous and sustainable growth and development of the country.
  2. To provide students with the skills of research and critical thinking in understanding human behaviour and in meeting emerging challenges in the Ghanaian society.
  3. To impact students with appropriate expertise in the skills of counselling, developing and organising Guidance and Counselling programmes and centres for educational institutions.
  4. To develop in students the ability to extend Guidance and Counselling services to community and agency settings (hospitals, prisons, the armed forces, etc.).

Career Opportunities: 

The wide range of courses offered at the postgraduate levels equip graduates in Guidance and Counselling with professional knowledge and skills in Counselling to pursue career in diverse fields as Education, Civil/Public service, Health Services etc,