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Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Master of Arts [MA] (Psychology)

Indira Gandhi National Open University - [IGNOU], New Delhi - Master of Arts [MA] (Psychology)

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Master of Arts [MA] (Psychology)

Full Time
duration 2 Years
course typeDegree
type of coursePost Graduation

total fees₹15,800 get Detail fees on your mail

Course Description

IGNOU offers a MA course for a duration of two years in distance mode at postgraduate level. The MA in Psychology course (MAPC) deals with human and animal behavior. The program is offered by the School of Social Science. 

A bachelor’s degree is the minimum eligibility requirement for admission to MA Psychology program in IGNOU. Admission to this program is direct and seats can be obtained after payment of fee before the last date. 

Application form for IGNOU Admission can be filled in online mode where payment can be made using ATM/ Credit or Debit cards.

IGNOU MA Psychology Course Highlights 2020

Name of the ProgramMA Psychology
DurationMinimum: 2 Years; Maximum: 5 Years
Type of CourseDistance
Course FeesFirst Year: INR 8000; Second Year: INR 7800
Application ProcessOnline

eligibility criteria

Candidates having a bachelor’s degree are eligible for Admission to IGNOU MA Psychology program. Direct Admissions will be offered to all the aspirants.

Admission Guidelines

The application form for admission to MA Psychology course offered by IGNOU can be filled online using Common Prospectus by visiting stepwise process to fill the application form is as follows:

  1. Click on New Registration, and fill in the correct Mobile Number and Email Address.
  2.  Enter Username and Password (8 to 16 Characters long).
  3. Fill all the required mandatory information, the candidate should click the “SUBMIT” button. The candidate’s username will be instantly sent to the registered e-mail ID and SMS. The student must remember his/her username and Password for subsequent login.
  4.  Upon registering through the “Login” button, the candidate will be required to enter personal details, program details, qualification details, course details, and correspondence details. 
  5. Select MA Psychology from the course CheckBox.
  6. Pay the registration fees using Credit Card (Master Visa), Debit Card (Master/ Visa/ Rupay), Net Banking, ATM Card (PNB).
  7. Upon Successful payment of the required registration and curse fee scan the copy of below-given documents and upload the same. Click on Next button for the form preview and save/ print the Application form for future reference.

Documents Required 

  • Scanned Photograph (less than 100 KB in size)
  • Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB in size)
  • Scanned copy of Age Proof
  • Scanned copy of relevant Educational Qualification (less than 400 KB in size)
  • Scanned Copy of Experience Certificate (if any) (less than 400 KB in size)
  • Scanned Copy of Category Certificate, if SC/ST/OBC (less than 400 KB in size)
  • Scanned Copy of BPL Certificate, if Below Poverty Line(less than 400 KB in size)

Course Details

The MA Psychology course offered by IGNOU is a credit-based course. The first-year course work consists of 6 regular examinations having 4 credits each, where practicals are conducted for 8 Credits.

Each Group of Second year course work i.e Group A(Clinical Psychology), Group B(Counseling Psychology), Group C(Industrial and Organizational Psychology) are also conducted for a total of 32 credits each where Practicals are marked against 6 credits, 8 credits for fieldwork and 6 credits for Project work. All other exams are conducted against 4 credits.

First YearSecond Year (Group A)Second Year (Group B)Second Year (Group C)
MPC-001 Cognitive Psychology, Learning and MemoryMPCE-11 PsychopathyMPCE-21 Counselling PsychologyMPCE- 31 Organizational Behaviour
MPC-002 Life Span PsychologyMPCE-12 PsychodiagnosticsMPCE-22 Assessment in Counselling and GuidanceMPCE-32 Human Resource Development
MPC-003 Personality: Theories and AssessmentMPCE- 13 Psychotherapeutic MethodsMPCE-23 Interventions in CounsellingMPCE-33 Organizational Development
MPC-005 Research MethodsMPCE-14 Practicum in Clinical PsychologyMPCE-24 Practicum in Counselling PsychologyMPCE-34 Practicum in Organizational Behaviour
MPC- 006 Statistics in PsychologyMPCE-15 InternshipMPCE-25 InternshipMPCE-35 Internship
MPCL-007 Practicals: Experimental Psychology and Psychological TestingMPCE- 16 ProjectMPCE-26 ProjectMPCE-36 Project

IGNOU Assignments

IGNOU students pursuing MA Psychology course should complete one Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) once a year. The TMA is usually assigned in the month of March and a completed assignment should be submitted in the month of September. 
Submitting the assignment within the stipulated time is mandatory in order to appear for mid term examination. The completed assignment should be sent to the Coordinator / Programme In-charge of the Study Centre/ Programme Study Centre allotted to the respective candidate.

Check Out IGNOU MA Assigments List


How is the MA Psychology course offered by IGNOU?

The MA Psychology course certificate offered by IGNOU after completion of the course is valid for admission to research programs of all the Universities in India. However, some universities do not accept candidates having a correspondence degree.

The course is conducted in multiple options i.e clinical psychology, counselling psychology, industrial psychology. The compulsory fieldwork and practicals conducted by IGNOU are an important part of learning.

What is the qualified required and selection process for admission to MA Psychology program at IGNOU?

Indira Gandhi National Open University Offers MA in Psychology program to all the aspirants having a valid bachelor’s degree. Admissions to this course will be direct and seats can be secured after paying the required admission fee before the last date of admission.

Can I apply for a regular M.Phil in Psychology program after MA Psychology from IGNOU?

Many IGNOU Students want to do M.Phil Clinical Psychology to get a license from RCI. Some Institute and Colleges offer M.Phil Clinical Psychology to only those students who have completed Master in Psychology from Regular Mode. Before applying to a regular course after MA in Psychology from IGNOU, students need to check whether the institute offers M.Phil to students with MA in distance mode.

College Admission Reviews

Stuti Mishoura , MA English MEG, Pursued: BATCH : 2021


"I am a teacher, so I wanted to a college where I don't have to go and this is the best, classes are held on Sundays, we have to submit assignments also and the best past is exams are held 2 times in a year, December session and June session, books are provided by IGNOU, they get delivered at your ho..." read more

Vikas Yadav , Master of Arts [MA] (Political Science), Pursued: 1st year BATCH : 2021


"In Indira Gandhi national open university offered two times in a year to get admission in university first is one called January session and 2nd one is June session so simple firstly registration and then log in and finally submit a form .. your admission on under review if your information is corre..." read more

Shivank Agrawal , MA Psychology, Pursued: BATCH : 2020


"The admission procedure is quite simple. IGNOU conduct their admission twice a year and the whole procedure are last upto 1-2 month. The first batch admission was help in July 2018, and current batch admission was held in January,2019. The procedure is quite simple. You just have to upload your doc..." read more

Shefaly mishra , Master of Arts [MA] (Economics), Pursued: Second Year BATCH : 2018


"Direct admission because it is open University and seats are unlimited admission and there are few courses where seats are limited like technical courses bed med MCA these require entrance tests for admission because the seats are limited in centre and the students get in by entrance test..." read more

Pooja Kalra , MSW, Pursued: 2ND YEAR BATCH : 2015


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Deepa Vegad

I want to do MA in Economics from IGNOU with distance education.Are classes available Online or Offline? I live on Raipur Chhattisgarh.

14 Sep, 2020 11:08

Hello Deepa

MA in Economics course is a Distance course. Study material is provided which you will have to refer and do by yourself. Thus you have offline study material provided by IGNOU for the course. To know more about the course, Click here.

14 Sep, 2020 11:13
K Anandan

I'm doing Bsc nursing 4th year. Is there available MBA hospital management?

01 Sep, 2020 11:41

Hello Anandan

IGNOU does not have an MBA in Hospital Management course. To find out other colleges offering MBA in India in Distance mode, click here.

01 Sep, 2020 11:44
Deep shikha soni

Hyy I have completed my graduation degree and i want to take admission in B. Ed i want to know the whole process of admission and fee structure

28 Aug, 2020 20:12

Hi Depp Shikha, Admission to the B.Ed program is done on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the entrance test, conducted by IGNOU at all India level. The total fees for B.ed. is ?50,000. The application procedure is given below:

  1. The candidate will be required to submit the duly filled-in application form along with self-attested copies of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form.
  2. The program fee should be submitted only through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favor of “IGNOU”, payable at the city where the Regional Centre is situated.
  3. The original documents should be submitted later by the students for verification, upon receiving offer letter for admission. 

29 Aug, 2020 00:48

Guys i completed my H.S in 2017 from West Bengal Board and now want an admission in jabalpur IGNOU but i dont have my migration with me i have my T.C only so am

12 Aug, 2020 12:16
Suraj Jha

What to are the course offer in mcom

11 Aug, 2020 21:08

Hi Suraj, IGNOU offers M.Com. in 3 different specializations, i.e., General, Business Policy and Corporate Governance, Finance and Taxation.

22 Aug, 2020 23:24
Raj Ratan

I completed my bachelor's degree. So I am interested to take admission in MBA (General management) Is the IGNOU degree valid?

09 Aug, 2020 17:27

Dear Raj

IGNOU MBA admission is extended till 16th August 2020. You will need to appear for the IGNOU OPENMAT entrance exam 2020. To read complete details about the IGNOU MBA admissions, Click here.

16 Aug, 2020 09:24
Himani rathore

What is the fee MA Political Science

09 Aug, 2020 11:29

Hello Himani

The total fees for the course are INR 9,000. To know more details about the MA Political Science course, Click here.

24 Aug, 2020 17:54
Darvin Jose

Did Nursing courses available

08 Aug, 2020 22:40

Hey Darvin

M.Sc. Nursing is not available at IGNOU. If you want to find out other colleges in other parts of India offering M.Sc. Nursing, Click here.

25 Aug, 2020 18:22
Poonam yadav

Need admissions

01 Jul, 2020 12:12
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Poonam, you can check the Admission Procedure for the concerned course from here.

01 Jul, 2020 13:53
Harish Pawar

What's the last date for anti human trafficking program

20 Jun, 2020 04:15
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Harish, this course is not offered by IGNOU.

20 Jun, 2020 04:53

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