M.A. Psychology or M.Sc Psychology is a post-graduate master’s degree. As a course, it allows you to delve deeper into psychology after your graduation. Covering topics from developmental psychology to psychotherapy, the course ensures that you are ready to enter the field of psychology as a professional at the end of two years. Several colleges across India offer this course. Some of the best colleges/universities are like Delhi University, Fergusson College, Jamia Millia Islamia, BHU, University of Calcutta, and many more.
The procedure for admission to MA psychology entrance varies across colleges/universities. Many institutions conduct entrance exams for admission. Some colleges conduct online exams like Delhi University and Pune University, while others conduct offline Entrance exams like JMI, BHU. Based on the results of the exam, interviews are conducted for the short-listed candidates for some exams. You should note that to be eligible for the course, you must complete your graduation. However, it is not necessary for the graduate degree to have a specialization in psychology because of few universities like Delhi University, Jamia Mila Islamia, Ambedkar University Delhi, Savitribai Phule Pune University, BHU offer MA Psychology to those students too who are graduate without Psychology Subject.
Masters of Arts in Psychology is sought after by thousands of psychology students. This program is a stepping stone to pursue further studies in the field of psychology. For many professions such as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology or industrial psychology, it is the minimum qualification required to apply for a job as a Psychologist in any organization. For others, it provides a platform to pursue your M.Phil in Clinical Psychology/ PsyD / PhD in Psychology or make you eligible for NTA NET JRF in psychology.