Graduate Programs

Graduate programs offered by the School are:
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
Master of Science in Counselling and Health Psychology
Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education and Development
– Master of Science in Trauma and Community Counselling
The program PhD in Psycholog y was launched in 2007. The program is research based aimed to graduate skilled psychologists to assume responsibilities in research, advisory, consultancy, management and university teaching.
The program Master of Science in Counseling and Health Psychology was launched in 2008. It aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to provide effective, high quality mental health counseling, health psychology, and evaluation services in a variety of health and counseling as well as community settings. The program is offered through module system, which includes theoretical, practical and a super vised internship. A total of 47 credits is completed over a period of 18 months on full time basis. The theoretical, practical and reading loads constitute 38 credits while the internship is 9 credits fulfilled in five months.
The program Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education and Development was launched in 2012. Its aim to enhance the attitudes and skills of the staff in public and private sector to tackle problems of education, development, peace building, human rights and democracy education effectively from local, national and international perspectives. It was developed through a collaborative project between four universities Oslo University College in Norway, The University of Zambia in Zambia, University of Cape Town in South Africa and AUW. A total of 48 credits should be completed over a period of 18 months on full time basis. Five modules, for 30 credits are offered during the first two semesters and a thesis project development and conduction for 18 credits during the third and four th semesters.
School of Psychology and Pre-School Education
The program Master of Science in Trauma and Communit y Counseling star ted as a postgraduate diploma in 2012 and upgraded to a master program in 2013.   The program aims to qualify students to use practical counseling skills and therapeutic procedures in the delivery of services to individuals, families and communities affected by traumatic events.  A total of 44 credits should be completed in 18 months. The program includes seven modules for 35 credits distributed among three semesters; each module is covered in 5 weeks.  The master’s thesis is 9 credits.