Higher Studies options after B.A. in Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A) is an under graduate program which is of 3 years duration. This course focuses on the study of various areas of Psychology. Aspirants have several options of higher study in this area. Several institutions throughout India and also abroad offer various course which can be done after BA Pschology in numerous specializations of Psychology.

Qualification Criteria for Higher Studies after BA in Psychology

The students have to complete B.A. in Psychology degree from a recognized institution to pursue higher studies in the field from a reputed institution. Most of the reputed institutions demand aggregate marks not less than 50% in order to admit students into courses offered there. Some Universities also insist some qualifications other than the academic brilliance as well.

Higher study options in Psychology

Below given is the list of higher study options available for aspirants who have fulfilled BA in Psychology degree.

M.A courses in Psychology

  • Master of Arts in Applied Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

M.Phil courses in Psychology

  • Master of Philosophy in Applied Psychology
  • Master of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

Ph.D courses in Psychology

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Stress Analysis
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Post Graduate Diploma courses in Psychology

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Family and Child Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Counseling
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Psychology

Career Opportunities after Higher studies in Psychology

Aspirants in the area of Psychology who have done higher level degree have numerous career opportunities in several sectors through out the country. Some popular job profiles available in this area include the following.

  • Career Counselor
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Health Educator
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • School Psychologist
  • Staff Recruiter
  • Mental Health Worker

These people can also engage in the following job profiles in various areas of Psychology

  • Child Support Specialist
  • Day-care center supervisor
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Administrative Assistant

Some of the areas in which the services of experts in the field of Psychology are required include the following.

  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Research institutes
  • Prisons
  • Community mental health centers
  • Advertising companies
  • Welfare organizations
  • Child/youth guidance centers

Aspirants in the area of Psychology have a great future in several industries in India and abroad. They will be paid good remuneration also.

 
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