Degree Type: 

Master of Philosophy


Department of Guidance and Counseling

Programme Duration: 

2 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 


About Programme: 

The MPhil programme is for a two-year period: the first year is for course work and second year for research and preparation of thesis and internship.During the research period each student will be expected to give a seminar(s). Also each student is required to complete a minimum of 600 supervised clock hours in doing their internship. Thesis must be submitted by date to be determined by the Department.

Entry Requirements: 

A candidate seeking admission into MA/MPhil degree programme MUST:

  1. Have first degree with at least, second class lower division inany recognised institution in any of the following programmes: B.Ed. Social Science, B.Sc. Psychology and any B.Ed. programme.
  2. Have Non-researched master’s degree with CGPA of 2.5 or better (top-up to MPhil).
  3. iii. Satisfy any additional requirements prescribed by the Colleges/Faculties/Schools/ Institutes/Departments. These may include relevant work experience, a written entrance examination and/or an interview.

Goal / Objectives: 

  • To produce high calibre experts in Guidance and Counselling to lecture in tertiary institutions and contribute to the continuous and sustainable growth and development of the country.
  • To provide students with the skills of research and critical thinking in understanding human behaviour and in meeting emerging challenges in the Ghanaian society.
  • To impact students with appropriate expertise in the skills of counselling, developing and organising Guidance and Counselling programmes and centres for educational institutions.
  • To develop in students the ability to extend Guidance and Counselling services to community and agency settings (hospitals, prisons, the armed forces, etc.).

Career Opportunities: 

The wide range of courses offered at the postgraduate levels equip graduates in Guidance and Counselling with professional knowledge and skills in Counselling to pursue career in diverse fields as Education, Civil/Public service, Health Services etc,

Programme Structure

Level 800

First Semester

Educational Statistics: EPS 851
3 Credit(s)

Second Semester

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: SGS 801
3 Credit(s)

Research Methods in Education: EPS 852
3 Credit(s)