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Title: Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)

Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)
  • Orientation Briefing
  • Jan 2010

  • Dear Students of the 2010 MAAP cohort
  • A very warm welcome to you!
  • Congratulations on your successful enrolment in
    this program.
  • We are so pleased to have you on board.
  • You are about to embark on a wonderful learning
    journey that will enrich and change your lives.

Briefing Outline
  • Our Program
  • Admission
  • Program Structure
  • Study Plan
  • Suggested Sequence
  • Courses
  • Schedule of Courses
  • Expectations
  • Self-Care
  • Stay Connected / Contacts
  • What Our Students Say
  • Welcome Tea

  • The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) MAAP
    is presently the only postgraduate degree in
    Singapore that specializes in Educational
    Psychology and Counseling Psychology.
  • It is an established NTU Masters Degree Program
    that is into its 13th year.

  • Entry into the MAAP is
  • A privilege
  • A commitment to becoming the best you can be in
    the field of Educational or Counseling Psychology
  • The beginning of an invigorating and rewarding
    learning journey

  • Students need to complete
  • 4 core courses
  • 1 prescribed elective in your specialization
  • 3 electives (2 must be in your specialization)
  • 2 practicum placements (400 clock hours in total)
  • 15,000-word dissertation

Study Plan
  • Full time students
  • Two-year study plan
  • Suggested maximum of 3 courses per semester
  • Part time students
  • Three- to four-year study plan
  • Permissible maximum of 2 courses per semester
  • More details in the MAAP Handbook 2010 (available
    to you at Welcome Tea on Jan 4, 2010).

Study Plan
  • You would need to allocate about 9 hours per week
    for each course you sign up for.
  • 3 hours of lecture
  • 6 hours of readings, class preparation,
    study/revision, and assignments

Suggested Sequence
  • In order to maximize your time in the program,
    you are advised to take courses in the suggested
  • Core courses
  • Prescribed electives
  • Other electives

Suggested Sequence
  • Practicum
  • Earliest at the beginning of year 2.
  • EP track students must have completed
    Psychological Testing.
  • Dissertation
  • After coursework is completed but start thinking
    of topics early.

  • Core Courses
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling
    (pre-requisite for Advanced Counseling and
  • Psychological Assessment (pre-requisite for
    Psychological Testing)
  • Research Methods in Applied Psychology
  • Statistics in Applied Psychology

  • Prescribed Electives
  • Psychological Testing (EP Track)
  • Advanced Counseling Skills (CP Track)
  • Electives
  • 7 other courses

Schedule of courses core
January Semester August Semester
Theories and Techniques of Counseling Research Methods in Applied Psychology
Psychological Assessment
Statistics in Applied Psychology (take in year 2)
Schedule of courses Prescribed electives
August Semester
Psychological Testing
Advanced Counseling Skills
Schedule of courses electives
January Semester August Semester
Cognitive-Behavioral Management Interventions Psycho-educational Interventions for Special Needs
Group Dynamics Counseling Family Marital Counseling
Vocational Assessment Career Counseling Psych Disorders Across Lifespan
Counseling Applications Across Cultures
Minimal class size
  • The above is the tentative schedule for courses.
  • Your study plan should take into account the
    availability of courses which will depend on
    staff availability and student demand.
  • Usually we need about 10 students for a class to
    run with the exception of prescribed electives.

  • Maintain good academic and professional standing
    in the program
  • To graduate from the MAAP, the following are
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA average
  • Pass practicum

  • Attendance at lectures (average 85)
  • Punctuality
  • Completion of readings (6 hours of reading and
    associated study activity time for each course)
  • Class participation
  • Professional conduct

  • The MAAP is a rigorous and highly demanding
    program which requires that you maintain
    all-round fitness.
  • Be sure to carve out time for recreation,
    relaxation, refreshment of soul and spirit.

  • Please do not hesitate to approach the program
    coordinator and/or other faculty members for help
    and support.
  • Dr Yeo (course coordinator) can be reached at 6790-3221.

Stay Connected
  • Check the student portal regularly for updates
  • Remember your passwords and email accounts
  • Check your email regularly for posting of
    announcements (e.g., timetables, lecturers
    updates, etc.)

  • PS General Office
  • General enquiries for MAAP matters Cecilia Tan
    (6790 3312)/
  • GPR Office
  • Subject Registration Hartini (6790 3929)/
  • Dissertation Asmidah Jaffer (6790 3944)/
  • Finance Office
  • Fees Pauline Lim-Tang (6790 3149)/

What our students say
  • The MAAP programme has broadened my horizons and
    equipped me with the professional knowledge and
    skills to pioneer the set-up of a psychological
    support unit at a premier boarding school in
    Singapore. This has not only facilitated my
    growth as an education professional, more
    significantly, it has made a positive difference
    to the many local and international boarding
    students as well as staff under my care.
  • My heartfelt thanks to my wonderful lecturers and
    fellow classmates who have been most supportive
    and generous in sharing their experiences and
    advice, all of which has convinced me that my
    journey was not made alone. Despite the hard
    work, I have thoroughly enjoyed my course at
  • Mr Chan Wei Meng, Class of 2004
  • MAAP Award Gold Medalist, 2006

What our students say
  • The MAAP Programme has given me good grounding
    in theoretical knowledge of counselling theories.
    The practicum experience was invaluable from
    lessons gained from clients and from insights
    gathered from practicum supervisors. I become
    more aware of myself as a counsellor. I learned
    that one of the most challenging skills to master
    was to ask the right questions at the right time
    and to be comfortable with silence.  I learned to
    conceptualise a case and to design and implement
    treatment plans. On the whole, there was a good
    balance between the academic demands of the MAAP
    programme and practical experience. The MAAP
    Programme taught me that one should never stop
    learning...there is so much more to learn, to
    research and to understand.
  • Ms Ng Bie Hah, Class of 2003
  • Director, SBL Family Vision FSC

Welcome Tea
  • See you all on Monday, Jan 4, 4 pm at PS Journal
    Room (Block 2, Level 3, Room 111).