Degree Type: 

Master of Philosophy

Department: 

Department of Guidance and Counseling

Programme Duration: 

2 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

The MPhil programme is for a two-year period: the first year is for course work and second year for research and preparation of thesis and internship.During the research period each student will be expected to give a seminar(s). Also each student is required to complete a minimum of 600 supervised clock hours in doing their internship. Thesis must be submitted by date to be determined by the Department.

Entry Requirements: 

A candidate seeking admission to MA/MPhil degree programme MUST

  1. Have first degree with at least second class lower division from any recognized institution in any of the following programmes: B.A Social Science, B.Sc. Psychology and any programme.
  2. Have Non-researched master’s degree with CGPA of 2.5 or better (top-up to MPhil)
  3. iii. 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 us as Education, Civil/Public service, Health Services etc,

Programme Structure

Level 800

First Semester

Organisation and Administration of Services in Student Affairs: SAS 803
3 Credit(s)

Principles and Practice of Student Affairs and Services: SAS 801
3 Credit(s)

Campus Environment and Cultures: SAS 809
3 Credit(s)

Educational Statistics: EPS 851
3 Credit(s)

Human Diversity and Group Dynamics: SAS 807
3 Credit(s)

Topical Issues in Student Affairs and Services I: SAS 805
3 Credit(s)

Second Semester

Counselling Special Groups and Populations of Students: SAS 804
3 Credit(s)

Individual and Group Counselling Procedures in Student Affairs and Services: SAS 802
3 Credit(s)

Internship in Student Affairs and Services: SAS 808
3 Credit(s)

Topical Issues in Student Affairs and Services II: SAS 806
3 Credit(s)

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: SGS 801
3 Credit(s)

Practicum in Student Affairs and Services: SAS 810
3 Credit(s)

Research Methods in Education: EPS 852
3 Credit(s)

Level 850

First Semester

Internship in Student Affairs and Services : SAS 808
3 Credit(s)

Thesis: SAS 899
12 Credit(s)

Second Semester

Internship in Student Affairs and Services : SAS 808
3 Credit(s)

Thesis: SAS 899
12 Credit(s)