Courses offered

  • 5- year Integrated MSc in Health Psychology (with exit option – B.Sc. Psychology)
  • MSc in Health Psychology
  • PhD in Psychology

Eligibility

The Admission to both M.Sc. (5-Year Integrated) and MSc (2-Year) course in Health Psychology is based on the performance in the national level written test conducted by the University. The Admission to Ph.D. in Psychology is through a national level entrance examination (written test and interview) conducted by the University.

  • The test for admission to M.Sc. (5-year Integrated) in Health Psychology will assess knowledge in Psychology at +2 NCERT and proficiency in English.
  • The test for admission into M.Sc. Health Psychology will assess knowledge in Psychology (Graduation Level) and proficiency in English.
  • The test for admission to Ph.D. in Psychology will assess knowledge in Psychology & Research Methodology (Masters Level). The pattern for all the written examination will be objective multiple choice questions.

For further information, candidates are advised to see the guidelines mentioned in the prospectus to be downloaded from the University website. Please visit the website: www.uohyd.ac.in

Training

  • Experiments and Field Studies
    As part of the training, every student has to complete a series of laboratory-based experiments, field-based individual project, and a group project.
  • Dissertation
    Students pursuing their Master’s degree have to do an empirical study under the supervision of a faculty member spread across two semesters.
  • Internship
    Every student pursuing the Master’s degree in Health Psychology completes internship of 200 hours spread into two semesters. During internship, the students are trained to provide psychotherapeutic intervention to patients under the supervision of faculty.

Career Opportunities after IMSc/MSc

Almost all the students who completed their course in Integrated MSc & MSc Health Psychology have found good placements. About 50% of the students have joined Ph.D. in Universities in India and abroad. The students after completing Ph.D. have been placed in Universities and Colleges in teaching positions and in hospitals as Health Psychologists.

Prospects of Health Psychologists 

  • They are placed in Government and Private Sectors
  • The nature of work involves creating awareness of health-promoting behavior and health risk behavior, trauma and pain management, application of Indian health practices to enhance wellness
  • They work independently as Consultant Health Psychologists
  • They do research and examine the interaction of biological, psychological and social factors affecting health and illness
  • They provide counseling for psychosocial problems which may be a trigger or consequence of an illness
  • They develop worksite interventions to improve employee’s health
  • They work as consultants in organizations to improve health and healthcare delivery