Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology in Kenya

  • Course Name: Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology(Counseling and Psychology)
  • Major Subject: Counseling and Psychology
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology

  • Kenyatta University  Kenyatta University , Nairobi  
    Areas of specialization

    (i) Family Therapy and Systemic Practice

    (ii) Chemical Dependency counselling

    (iii) Counselling in School and Higher Education

    (iv) Community and Agency Counselling.

    Entry requirements

    (i) A holder of a Bachelor’s degree with at least upper second class of Kenyatta University or any other recognized University

    (ii) A holder of a Bachelor’s degree, with at least lower second class of Kenyatta University or any other recognized University, plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Education or Counselling, or its equivalent, with at least a credit level pass

    (iii) Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours(Upper Division) from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university

    (iv) Those with Second Class (Lower Division) may be considered on condition that they have Grade “C” and above in units relevant to their areas of specialization or a Post graduate Diploma in Counseling or Education or equivalent with at least a Credit Level Pass

    Course content

    (i) Addiction Counselling and Psychotherapy

    (ii) Professional and Ethical Issues in Counselling

    (iii) Group Counselling

    (iv) Statistics in Social Sciences

    (v) Counselling Skills and Techniques

    (vi) Marital and Family Therapy

    (vii) Loss and Grief Counselling

    (viii) Counselling Field Practicum

    (ix) Counselling Practicum Supervision

    (x) Research Project

    (xi) Research Methods in Social Sciences

    (xii) Fundamentals and Process of Counselling

    (xiii) Theories of Counselling

    (xiv) Theories of Personality

    (xv) Introduction to Psychopathology

    (xvi) Psychological Assessment and Evaluation

    (xvii) Developmental Psychology

    Course duration: 2 years
  • Tangaza University College Tangaza University College, Nairobi  
    Areas of specialization
    – Trauma Counselling
    – Youth Counselling
    – Marriage and Family Counselling

    Duration: 2 years

    Minimum Entry Requirements
    – A recognized B.A degree in a counselling related field with a first class honors or second class upper division from an accredited university.
    – Those with a second class lower division are required to have at least 2 years relevant counselling experience.
    – Applicants with any other bachelors degree will be required to take 5 prerequisite courses at undergraduate level or show evidence of at least 5 units in a counselling related field.
  • United States International University - Africa United States International University - Africa, Nairobi  
    Duration: 2 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    • BA Psychology degree or closely related field is required, from an accredited university.
    • BA degree in non-psychology field requires completion of psychology pre-requisite course work prior to full admission.
    • An interview with Counseling Psychology faculty.

    -Issues of Chemical Dependency
    -Treatment of Chemically Dependent Family
    -Applied Psychotherapeutic Techniques in Chemical Dependency
    -Substance Abuse in Diverse Populations
    -Field Placement in Chemical Dependency
    -Psychopharmacology for Psychologists
  • KCA University KCA University, Nairobi  
    Duration: 2 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    -Bachelor's degree in relevant field with required work experience OR any other equivalent qualification approved by the university Senate.

    Tuition fees:
    1. Trimester 1- KSh. 77,805
    2. Trimester 2- KSh. 84,265
    3. Trimester 3- KSh. 35,265
    4. Trimester 4- KSh. 50,000
    5. Trimester 5- KSh. 50,000

    Modes of Study:
    -Part Time

    Intake Periods:
  • Africa International University Africa International University, Nairobi  
    Areas of Specialization
    1. Addiction and counselling
    2. Family and Marital Counselling
    3. Child and Adolescent Therapy
    4. Trauma Counselling

    Duration: 2 years

    Course Overview:
    -Leadership Development
    -Foundations and introduction to counselling
    -Introduction to Psychopathology
    -Psychological Assessment
    -Counselling skills and techniques
    -Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Daystar University  Daystar University , Athi River  
    Course requirements

    (i) Bachelors degree from an accredited university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00, or a degree awarded with First Class or an Upper Second Class Honours.

    (ii) Those whose GPA is 2.5 or who have Lower Second Class Honours and a Higher Diploma with relevant experience may be considered if the degree or diploma is relevant to the field of study
  • Kisii University Kisii University, Kisii.  
    Course entry requirements:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in a Related Field With 2nd class honours upper division OR 2nd class honours lower division with 2 years working experience.

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study:
    -Part time
    -Full time
  • Maseno University Maseno University, Maseno  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    - First Class Honours or Second Class Honours Upper Division degree recognised by the University Senate or
    - Second Class Lower Division degree with at least 2 years work experience

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