Master of Psychology

    (R/311/7/0073 (MQA/FA5677) / 08/25 )

    The Master of Psychology (MPSY) programme is offered by the Cluster of Education and Social Sciences (CESS) as another postgraduate programme in OUM. It is specially designed to expand your knowledge, sharpen your critical thinking skills and teach you how to evaluate problems and find solutions. They cover all key professional competencies and provide you with critical communication skills you need to be successful. You will also have the opportunity to develop valuable research skills.

    At OUM, you can tailor your education to help you meet your professional goals and interests with two selection of degrees and specializations offered: 1) Industrial/Organisational Psychology, and 2) Educational Psychology. This challenging yet rewarding master’s degree allows individuals to register with the Malaysian Psychological Association (PERSIMA), Malaysian Counselling Association (PERKAMA International), American Psychological Association (APA), and several international psychological associations.

    The objectives of the MPSY programme are:

    1. To develop a professional orientation and identity as a psychologist by applying sound ethical and legally practice in the field of psychology.
    2. To develop effective communication skills and problem solving in their everyday life.
    3. To develop graduate with critical thinking and using scientific approach in the areas of psychology.
    4. To develop an empirically based approach to psychology that emphasize wellness and prevention by integrating theory and best practices.

    Program Director

    Tel (Office) :
    603 7801 3911

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    Malaysian Learner Fees
    Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
    Sem 1RM3,012RM4,518
    Sem 2RM4,518RM2,008
    Sem 3RM4,518RM2,008

    * Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
    * The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

    Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

    The University offers 50% discount for:
    1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
    2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
    The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
    Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

    Processing fee: RM50
    Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

    Financial options:Payment Mode:
    EPF (Account 2); orJomPAY
    Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; orInternet Banking
    HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); orDebit/Credit Card.
    International Learner Fees
    Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5
    Sem 1RM3,614RM5,422
    Sem 2RM5,422RM2,410
    Sem 3RM5,422RM2,410
    TotalRM 24,700

    1 – Fees applicable to International applicants
    2 – Registration Fee: RM1,500 , Processing Fee: RM200 (first semester only-non refundable exclude semester fee)
    3 – Financial method: Telegraphic Transfer , PayPal (Invoice will be prepared in MYR and will be added 6% to cover PayPal transaction fees.)
    4 – The fees are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research, registration, repeating of subjects and other fees.
    5 – 60% payment of the semester fees must be made before the semester starts, 40% payment before the examination week.

    * The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
    **LATEST UPDATE: 25 February 2021

    Normal Entry

    1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 from a university recognise by OUM Senate and Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).

    Note: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology not meeting CGPA of 2.75 (but not lower than 2.50) can be accepted subject to rigorous assessment by an internal review panel.


    1. A bachelor degree in other relevant fields (other than Psychology) with a minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 from a university recognise by OUM Senate and MQA.
    2. Additional requirements:
      • Possess at least THREE (3) years of experience relevant to the intended specialisation selected.
      • Provide TWO (2) letters of recommendation//endorsement from the employer/organisation/relevant parties.
      • Other additional supporting documents.
    Term of Reference
    Educational PsychologyIndustrial / Organisational (IO)
    1. Overseeing or managing the school system.
    2. Overseeing or managing teachers’ training.
    3. Managing the human resource in the education settings.
    4. Providing, designing or conducting staff training or talent management programs to teachers and school administrators.
    5. Managing the school setting and manpower.
    6. Provide teaching and supervision to school students.
    7. Support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach.
    8. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behaviour, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
    9. Other activities related to the education settings.
    10. Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioural data.
    11. Conduct, administer, and provide psychological tests and assessments.
    12. Other activities that are related to the school or education settings.
    1. Overseeing or managing organisation’s business and productivity
    2. Overseeing or managing staff welfare and well-being.
    3. Managing the human resource and social work department.
    4. Providing, designing or conducting staff recruitment, training or talent management programs to workers, staff or top-level management.
    5. Managing the organisational setting and manpower.
    6. Providing psychological or human services to clienteles, consumers or customers.
    7. Overseeing and managing the human resource planning of the organisation.
    8. Managing the business sector of the organisation.
    9. Conducting staff assessment and evaluation or empirical research to improve work quality and productivity of the organisation.
    10. Other activities that are related to the industrial or organisational settings


    1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
      • Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
      • Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
    2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
    Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
    This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

    • PEO1 To produce graduates who are able to demonstrate mastery of knowledge of psychology through the conduct of psychology research. (Cognitive)
    • PEO2 To produce graduates who are able to apply practical skills in psychology and to work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers and society though effective communication skills. (Psychomotor)
    • PEO3 To produce graduates who are able to demonstrate leadership, autonomy, and responsibilities at work and at conducting research including in the use of a wide range of technologies and software. (Affective)
    • PEO4 To produce graduates who are able to manage information for lifelong learning with the adherence to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice. (Affective)


    Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
    Upon completion of all courses in this programme, the graduates should be able to:

    • PLO1 Demonstrate originality and independence in undertaking analytical and critical evaluation and synthesis of complex information in the field of psychology as a basis for research. (Knowledge and Understanding)
    • PLO2 Adapt exemplifies capacity to conduct standard and specialised research methods/approaches which are informed by psychological knowledge as its forefront with the integration of the latest development in the psychology discipline. (Cognitive skill)
    • PLO3 Show capabilities to generate, design, implement and adopt the integral part of research processes in specialised areas in psychology in a scientific manner. (Practical Skill)
    • PLO4 Adjust suitable interpersonal skills to be able to work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers. (Interpersonal Skill)PLO5 Communicate and convey information, ideas, problems and solutions effectively to the general public and professional community. (Communication)
    • PLO6 Demonstrate competent use of wide range of suitable digital technologies and appropriate software to enhance study and research in psychology. (Digital Skill)
    • PLO7 Adapt the appropriate applications and systems to measure and interpret numerical data from psychological research. (Numeracy Skill)
    • PLO8 Demonstrate significant, autonomy, independence leadership responsibilities through communicating and working effectively with peers and stakeholders. (Leadership)
    • PLO9 Apply psychological principles by explaining and suggesting solutions to personal, organisational and social issues including self-understanding and socio-cultural and international diversity. (Personal Skill)
    • PLO10 Initiate and/or lead entrepreneurial ventures or projects in psychology. (Entrepreneurial)
    • PLO11 Demonstrate confidence to give ethical advice and make decisions even in situations with limited information by considering ethics outlined by profession. (Ethical and Professionalism)

    The Master of Psychology programme is offered in 6 semesters with a total of 41 credits, consisting of 6 core courses with 2 sets of specialisations courses (I/O Psychology and Educational Psychology). Each specialisation consists of 6 courses including a master project. The course assessment consists of assignment, final exam and a final submission of a master project paper. List of courses offered are listed as below :

    Name and Course CodeCredit Hours
    Core CourseCode
    Applied StatisticsAMPN51033
    Multicultural PsychologyAPPM51033
    Ethical, Legal and Professional IssuesAMPL51033
    Research Methods in PsychologyAMPR51033
    Qualitative Research in PsychologyAMPQ51033
    Specialisation 1: Industrial and Organisation
    Organisational PsychologyAMPO51033
    Training & DevelopmentAMPD52033
    Group DynamicsAMPG51033
    Organisational Development & ChangeAMPO52033
    Occupational Safety & HealthAMPK52033
    Master Project in I/O PsychologyAMPR52088
    Specialisation 2: Educational Psychology
    Advanced Educational PsychologyAMPY51033
    Measurement & Evaluation in EducationAMPE51033
    Human Development Across Life SpanAMPY52033
    Theories and Practices of Teaching and LearningAMPE52033
    Psychology of Thinking SkillsAMPY53033
    Master Project in Educational PsychologyAMPE52088
    Total (Core & Specialisation)41

    1. What is MPSY?
      MPSY stands for Masters in Psychology degree accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).
    2. When is MPSY intake?
      January or May or September intake.
    3. How much is MPSY fees?
      Kindly refer to the OUM portal. The fees will subject to OUM policy.
    4. What about MPSY course assessment?
      Students need to do coursework (60%) and final examination (40%) with the exemption of two courses which is 100% by coursework.
    5. Can I apply as a student using my working experience?
      Yes, working experience is an added value and will be considered to those who are applying for the Masters in Educational Psychology programme.
    6. How does the courses in MPSY conducted?
      It is conducted via fully online through e-tutorial learning support and self-managed learning.
    7. Who can I contact for further enquiries regarding the MPSY programme?
    Academic MattersProf. Datuk Dr. Mohd Tajudin Md Ninggal
    (Programme Director)
    +6 03-7801 3911
    Exam MattersMr. Mohd Firdaus Mohd Ali+6 03-7801 1831
    Finance MattersMadam Haslinda Haron+6 03-7801 2076
    Marketing DepartmentMr. A.Tarmizi Abdul Aziz+6 03-7801 1946