Our degree provides students with both academic and practical knowledge in the field of psychology. Students who pursue a Master’s degree in psychology may be able to pick their areas of interest and undergo professional specialization. One of the greatest strengths of a psychology program in RathinamCollege Arts and Science is the enormous variety of career paths such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Industrial Psychology that are available to graduates. Students can adapt their degree to focus on specialty areas that appeal to their interests

Program Educational Objectives (PEO):

PEO-1 Proficiency in psychology. The students should have knowledge and skills about mind, brain, and behavior. They should also have a detailed understanding of theories and concepts of psychology which acts as a basis for understanding human behavior.
PEO-2 Professional Growth. The students should be able to formulate a case, identify the problem and its associated intervention in clinical, counseling, and industrial setting.
PEO-3 Research Proficiency in psychology. The students should be able to do research in the area of psychology to formulate new concepts and theories and also to develop psychological tools to carry out research in order to come up with a new understanding in the field of psychology.
PEO-4 Management Skills: The student should able to understand and manage their emotions and as well as others in order to provide professional expertise for the people who are in need of psychological assistance.

Program Outcomes (PO):

PO-1 Ability to gain knowledge in theoretical approaches in the subfields of psychology.
PO-2 Ability to gain knowledge in social psychology to understand the social factors that influence human behavior and their cognitive process.
PO-3 Ability to gain knowledge in the area of developmental psychology to understand developmental problems.
PO-4 Ability to gain knowledge about the application of psychology in an industrial setting.
PO-5 Ability to conduct psychological experiments to understand the psychological components.
PO-6 Ability to identify the problem, formulate case and its associated intervention in the area of clinical, counseling, educational, and industrial settings.
PO-7 Ability to perform quantitative and qualitative research using statistical software to analyze data
PO-8 Ability to Design, implement, analyze and communicate independent and group project work

Program Specific Outcome:

PSO-1. To analyze and apply psychological principles to different areas of life.
PSO-2. To develop the skills of psychological research and statistical analysis.
PSO-3. To equip the skills of Psychological assessments, Counseling, and psychotherapeutic interventions.
PSO-4. To create efficient and competitive Psychologists.
PSO-5. To get career opportunities in the field of Clinical, Counseling, Organization, Education, Research, and Teaching/ Training.

Course Outcome: M.Sc Applied Psychology:

M.ScPsychology is a two-year-long postgraduate course that is divided into four semesters. Master of Science in psychology provides the student with both academic as well as practical knowledge in the field of psychology.

CO 1: To acquire knowledge in a different type of psychological measurement and behavior

CO 2: To learn different aspect, models perspective, and approaches in behavior

CO 3: To develop knowledge in communication, leadership style, and decision making

CO 4: To enhance knowledge about personality in consumer behaviors

CO 5: Ability to acquire knowledge in social influence and social behavior

CO 6: To learn the application of emotions in therapy and counseling.

CO 7: To develop skills in finding research problems, collecting data, and developing hypotheses.

Subject Description
Psychometrics and Research Methodology This paper consisted of a detailed account of the psychometric, research methodology, types of research design, and statistical analysis.  It helps students to develop knowledge in different aspects of the research and ethical issues in conducting research.
Health Psychology Health Psychology helps students to understand the impact of behavior in health as well as the application of psychological principles to improve health-promoting behavior and to deal with health-compromising behavior
Organizational Behavior This course provides detailed information on fundamentals and opportunities of organizational behavior along with how individual differences determine their behavior in an organization.
Cognitive Psychology This course provides a detailed introduction and history of Cognitive psychology. The aim of this course is to help students to understand perception, attention, and pattern recognition. Students can be able to learn about the memory process and theories of cognitive development.
Experimental Psychology-I Students can develop their skills in conducting experiments, data collection, data analysis, and report writing.
Elective – Consumer Psychology Students can be able to understand the influence of consumers’ personality and motivation in their purchasing behavior. It helps to learn about the influencing factors and decision-making process of the consumer.
Advanced Social Psychology Students can understand social interactions, including their origins and their effects on the individual.
Personality Research and Applications Students can learn major theories include dispositional (trait) perspective, psychodynamic, humanistic, biological, behaviorist, evolutionary, and social learning perspective.
Human Resource Management Students could learn a strategic approach to the effective management of people in a company or organization such that they help their business gain a competitive advantage.
Theories of Motivation and Emotion Motivation and emotion are  two psychological features that seemingly share a cause-and-effect relationship
Theories of Counseling To understand the nature, activities, future and multicultural approach in counseling, and to learn the theories and process of individual & group counseling
Experimental Psychology II Students can develop their skills in conducting experiments, data collection, data analysis, and report writing.
Elective – Group Dynamics and Social Living To understand the group dynamics, social loafing and understand the nature of deindividuation, and to learn group polarization and group thinking
Psychopathology and Mental Hygiene This course provides a detailed introduction to the various paradigms in psychopathology. The aim of this course is to help students to understand psychological disorders. Students can be able to learn about developmental and cognitive disorders.
Psycho Diagnostics This course provides an understanding of DSM and ICD classification of disorders. The aim of this course is to help students to acquire knowledge about case history. Students can be able to learn about Psychiatric assessment
Psychotherapeutics Psychotherapeutics helps students to understand the key concepts, process, and  procedure of psychotherapies as well as it helps the students to develop knowledge in different aspects of therapies
Organisational Development Interventions This course provides detailed information on the origin and development of the organization, in this course students gain knowledge about the basic concepts of organization development (OD), training, and intervention
Experimental Psychology III Students can develop their skills in conducting experiments, data collection, data analysis, and report writing
Elective – Applied Statistics and Test Constructions This course introduces the application of statistical tools in industrial and environmental studies and analyses. It enables the students to learn statistical methods, test development, standardization, and their applications in psychology.
Elective – Educational Psychology To understand the origin and research in educational psychology and to become proficient in the theories of cognitive development.
Project Work/ Institutional Practicum To enhance the student’s practical experience by visiting and working in actual clinical/industrial settings/doing research projects to develop research skills.

Aspirants who have successfully completed their training in psychology can make their mark and pursue a career as a psychologist in the following branches of psychology.

  • Clinical psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Counseling psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Training and research
  • Sports psychology
  • Industrial psychologist
  • Creation worker
  • Career counselor
  • Child care worker
  • Development psychologist
  • Military psychologist
  • Correctional counselor
  • Educational counselor
  • Social worker
  • Investigation agent