UNIPORT PGD & MSc In Counselling Psychology Admission 2023


CHDC at the University of Port Harcourt is inviting applications for its PGD and MSc programs in Counselling Psychology for the 2022/2023 academic session. Both full-time and part-time options are available. The Centre’s mission is to provide students with the practical skills and professional expertise they need to excel in the field of counselling. Apply by 30th June 2023.

UNIPORT Counselling and Human Development Centre Admission

The University of Port Harcourt’s Counselling and Human Development Centre (CHDC) is pleased to announce the commencement of its admission process for the PGD and MSc degree programs in Counselling Psychology for the 2022/2023 academic session.

Background of the Counselling and Human Development Centre

Established on 30th November 2021, the CHDC has been the torchbearer of the University of Port Harcourt’s mission to align with other top-tier universities, adhering to the National Universities Commission’s (NUC) standards for Counselling Centres. The Centre’s PGD and MSc programs in Counselling Psychology have received the University Senate’s approval, attesting to their quality and relevance.

Objectives of the Centre

The CHDC serves as a hub for academic, career, and mental health development, assisting graduate students in discovering opportunities and honing skills crucial to their post-graduation success. Contrary to providing generalized knowledge, the Centre focuses on equipping students with practical skills and professional expertise in specific areas. This comprehensive training ensures graduates remain competent and relevant in the dynamic field of counselling.

Available Programs

The Centre offers the following postgraduate degree programs:

  1. Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Counselling Psychology
  2. Master’s Degree (MSc) in specialized areas, including:
    1. School Counselling
    2. Marital, Couple, and Family Counselling
    3. Child and Adolescent Counselling
    4. Addiction and Rehabilitation Counselling
    5. Clinical and Mental Health Counselling
    6. Gerontological and Grief Counselling
    7. Social Work and Rehabilitation Counselling

Admission Requirements

For the PGD program, the Centre invites applications from candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (minimum Third Class Honours) from a recognized University or an Upper Credit HND from a recognized Polytechnic. Relevant fields include Social Science and Education.

To qualify for the MSc program, applicants must possess a B.Sc./B.Ed in Social Sciences, Education, or related disciplines (minimum Second Class Lower Division) from a recognized University. Alternatively, a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work, Management, Social Sciences, or Education (PGDE) is also acceptable.

Study Mode and Duration

The Centre offers a flexible, modular hybrid model combining onsite learning and real-time video conferencing. This allows students to choose their study hours conveniently.

Full-time students can complete the program within a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 months. Part-time students have a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 36 months to complete the coursework and an individual research project.

Application Procedure

Prospective candidates can obtain application forms from the CHDC office (Ground Floor, Central Instrument Laboratory Building, near Procurement Office, Adjacent UniportBottling Company), Abuja Campus. Submission of the completed form requires a non-refundable application fee of Twenty-five Thousand Naira, payable to the CHDC account (1100256678) at U & C Microfinance Bank Ltd, University of Port Harcourt.

Applications close on 30th June 2023.

For further inquiries, please contact 07038904233, 08061348015 or send an email to counsellingandhumandevelopmentcentre@uniport.edu.ng

Take advantage of this opportunity to build a rewarding career in Counselling Psychology. We look forward to welcoming you to the CHDC community.

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