M.Sc. (Applied Psychology) Master of Science in Applied Psychology
M.Sc. Applied Psychology or Master of Science in Applied Psychology is a postgraduate Psychology course. Applied Psychology is the use of psychological principles and theories to overcome problems in other areas such as mental health, business management, education, health, product design, ergonomics and law. The duration of Master of Science in Applied Psychology is mostly of two academic years but it may vary from institute to institute and also may be on part time basis by certain institutes. The duration of the course is two years and it is career orienting in nature that provides many job scopes for the candidates after its completion.
M.Sc. Applied Psychology Eligibility
A candidate who has secured more than 55% or equivalent in the Bachelor degree in Science or Engineering or Technology or Medicine or Pharmaceutical Science shall be eligible for Master of Science course.
The candidates should complete their graduate degree (B.Sc.) with Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics, etc. under any registered or recognized University in Science stream.
Those who have analytical and problem-solving skills - thinking your way around problems, developing hypotheses and designing experiments to address questions being asked; using judgment, decision-making and questioning skills are most suitable for it.
They should have the ability to identify, select, organize and communicate information and data and computing and statistics.
They should have skills like numeracy and attention to detail; process operation and professional expertise; planning, organization and time management that acquired through balancing lectures, practical, study, part-time work and social activities.
Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions also are suitable for it.
How is M.Sc. Applied Psychology Course Beneficial?
The course gives good base for higher degree programs in respective subjects, e.g. M.Phil. and Ph.D.
They can join teaching jobs in schools on private basis and after having passed NET exam can become permanent lecturer in colleges.
They can go for research centres and academic institutions; pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies as well.
Other career areas are management consultancies; law and accountancy firms; retail companies.