Master of Counseling (Family Counseling)

PROGRAM DETAILS

Programme Code: A303
Medium of instructions: English
Credit hours: 60
Duration of Studies:
- Full Time: 2-4 years (4-8 semesters)
- Part Time: 4-6 years (8-12 semesters)
Programme Option: By Coursework

<p><strong>BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM</strong></p><p>In line with the saying &ldquo;Religion is advice giving&rdquo;, the counselling program was introduced with the aim to help society in combating mental health issues in accordance to Islamic principles and teachings. Specifically, it refers to the collaborative effort between a counsellor and client in seeking cognitive and behavioral change.</p><p>The masters program first began its enrolment for the 2017/2018 academic year. Family counselling is a specialized program designed to help family members in conflict to improve familial interaction and communication. The program also focuses on marriage counselling as students would learn the specific therapeutic approaches to improve relationship between couples and reduce marital conflict.&nbsp;</p><p><br /><strong>OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM</strong></p><p>The Master of Counselling (Family Counselling) program is designed to achieve the following objectives:</p><ol><li>To produce well-versed graduate students in counselling who are also able to carry out marriage and family counselling, developmental counselling, child and adolescence counselling, parental skills, family consultation, and others.</li><li>To provide an in-depth understanding to graduate students on the philosophy, theories and concepts related to marriage and family counselling which can be applied in their professional practice and daily life.</li><li>To upgrade their skills in marriage and family counselling and management through rigorous practicum and internship experience.</li><li>To produce capable individuals and researchers in applying the knowledge, theories and concepts in marriage and family counselling practice when carrying out tasks in various work environments.</li></ol><p><strong>SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PROGRAM</strong></p><ul><li style="text-align: justify;">The sustainability of the Master of Counselling Program (Family Counselling) can be linked to producing counsellors in various settings and experts who can resolve issues of marriage, parenting and family in the community. They can also assist family institutions in improving the quality of relationships and interactions in marriage and family.</li><li style="text-align: justify;">The academic program consists of academic experts in the specialized field of marriage and family. The application of <em>naqli </em>and<em> aqli</em> in learning and teaching process is the uniqueness of this academic program, which aimed to integrate humanities and social sciences in developing potential, dynamic and charismatic counsellors.</li></ul><p><strong>EXPERTS</strong></p><p>For more information on our EXPERTS, please refer to&nbsp;<a href="http://fkp.usim.edu.my/counseling/">http://fkp.usim.edu.my/counseling/</a></p>

CAREER PROSPECTS

<ul><li>Professional counsellor and psychological officer in healthcare, education and training</li><li>Public administration and social services officers</li><li>Administrative Officer (Diplomatic and Administrative Officer)</li><li>Consultant</li><li>Therapist</li><li>Academics</li><li>Researcher</li></ul>

Admission to Master’s Degree by Coursework

  1. A relevant bachelor’s degree with honours with a minimum CGPA of 2.50/4.00 or equivalent from the University or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the Senate; or
  2. In case the CGPA does not meet the requirement of 2.50/4.00, the selection will subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.
  3. The number of credit hours for the relevant bachelor’s degree and advanced diploma shall be as follows: (a) bachelor’s degree ≥ 120 credit hours (b) advanced diploma ≥ 90 credit hours

Note: 1-year work experience is equivalent to 0.05 CGPA

(1)  An applicant shall show evidence of proficiency in the English language based on the following criteria: 

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 180 (computer-based) or 64 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 5; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 3; or
  4. graduated from institutions that use English as the main medium of instruction, AND will be required to seat for University English Proficiency Test (UEPT) with minimum score of Band 3; or
  5. graduated in the field of Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL), English Language Studies (ELS) and equivalent from a university recognised by the Senate; or
  6. a native speaker of English.

(2)  Research-mode applicant who intends to write his/her thesis in Arabic will be required to fulfil the criteria as follows:

  1. TOEFL minimum score of 150 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS minimum score of Band 4; or
  3. MUET minimum score of Band 2; or
  4. UEPT minimum score of Band 2.

(3)  An applicant who does not fulfil any of the criteria under (1) & (2) will be allowed to register conditionally and is required to fulfil any of the criteria under (1) or (2), within 12 months (for Master’s students) and 24 months (for Ph.D. students).

ProgrammeModeTotal Fees

Local Full Time

Local Part Time

International

Master of Counseling (Family Counseling)

Coursework

11,601.00 MYR

12,102.00 MYR

20,565.00 MYR

The fees that stated are subject to change from time to time without any prior notice by the University. Student are advised to check the CGS Website for any changes before the of each semester registration. All fees must be paid upon registration.

The university has the right to withdraw this offer or to terminate you from your study if you are found to suffer from or to be a carrier of contagious/infectious diseases, or to suffer from a medical condition requiring continuous medical care that will adversely affect your study at USIM.

(1) Communicable Disease

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Contagious
  • Difficult and require prolonged treatment
  • Expensive treatment
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

2

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within certain period of time.
  • Tuberculosis

3

  • Infectious
  • Treatable within short period of time.
  • Malaria
  • Typhoid
  • Syphilis (VDRL)

4

  • Communicable Disease defined as epidemic by MOH
  • Japanese encephalitis,
  • SARS
  • Avian flu


(2)   Chronic Non-communicable Disease 

Type of Disease / Problem Example

Example

1

  • Condition that can endanger to himself or others.

  • Recurring repeatedly and affecting his study

  • Epilepsy

  • Schizophrenia

2

  • Expected to be prolonged.

  • Obvious and serious symptoms.

  • Prolong treatment schedule.

  • Dialysis

  • Cancer

3

  • Addiction or drug abuse as stated in AUKU or Malaysian Law.

  • Drugs.

  • Drugs

4

  • Continuous medication.

  • No serious symptoms.

  • Treatment does not affect study

  • Hypertension

  • Diabetes Melitus

 

Applicants can apply via online at https://ipps2.usim.edu.my/ and fill the prescribed forms. Forms and supporting authenticated documents must then be submitted through online or mailed to the office.

For information related to visa and student pass, please refer to http://alamiyyah.usim.edu.my

Contact Us

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