Graduate Program Admissions
The department’s graduate programs offer academic training towards both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology.
The M.A. in Psychology program provides the necessary training to enable graduates to contribute meaningfully to the discipline of Psychology. At this level, there are three distinct tracks that the student may take:
General Psychology Track
Area of Concentration: Clinical Psychology
Area of Concentration: Industrial-Organizational Psychology
In the M.A. in Psychology (General Psychology Track), students follow a flexible curriculum that gives them the option to take a variety of courses from different areas of Psychology or choose to focus on a specific area of interest (i.e., Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Sikolohiyang Pilipino, and Personality and Individual Differences). This gives the students an opportunity to explore different areas of concentration in the field of psychology and higher level academic and research training.
In contrast to the General track, the MA in Psychology (Area of Concentration: Clinical Psychology) and MA in Psychology (Area of Concentration: Industrial-Organizational Psychology) have more structured curricula that provide the necessary training for practitioners in these fields.
The Ph.D. in Psychology program prepares students to assume leadership roles in further development of Psychology in the country. With more rigorous training in a specific area in Psychology, students may choose from the following areas of concentration:
Personality and Individual Differences
Additional information on each area of concentration can be viewed here.
Anyone with a BA or BS degree from a CHED accredited college or university may apply for admission. Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree in fields other than Psychology, or those who earned their undergraduate degree in Psychology from schools other than the University of the Philippines Diliman may be required to enroll in some undergraduate courses in Psychology. Applicants should note that our graduate classes are typically scheduled from 5:30-8:30 P.M. on weekdays. Only a few classes are scheduled on Saturdays (9:00-12:00 or 2:00-5:00). Working applicants who are accepted into the graduate program should therefore be prepared to make adjustments in their work schedules.
Forms are available here once the application period begins.