Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Africa International University - AIU | Educartis

2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This two year Master of Arts Programme in Counselling Psychology is intended for students who desire to serve their community by providing therapy services to individuals, couples, family relations, and counselling ministries, as well those looking to gain small group facilitation and mediation skills. Taken on campus at Africa International University, the programme is intense and practical and covers a wide range of issues such as martial problems, drug abuse, trauma counselling, and teenage crisis to prepare students to offer services in various settings upon graduation. 

The field of Counselling Psychology is growing exponentially because it provides career opportunities that are meaningful, remunerative, and flexible. If you have a strong desire to help others and are seeking to create positive change in the world, then a career in this field could be right for you. This Master's programme is designed to enhance your therapy career and provide you with useful skills, knowledge, and personal attributes to enhance your personal and professional life to benefit others. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Acquire a knowledge base required for all professional therapists. 
  • Conduct an effective individual therapy session and effectively lead a therapy group. 
  • Apply APA ethical principles, professional standards, and requirements within the field. 
  • Gain an understanding of the current trends in the job market, self-marketing strategies, and networking strategies. 
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and the ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment. 

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Certification obtained

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme is a great stepping-stone towards rewarding and exciting careers, including: 

  • Mental Health and Trauma Counsellor 
  • Addiction Counsellor
  • Child and Family Therapist 
  • Couples' Therapist 

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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for the course, students require: 

  • An undergraduate degree with at least 1st class/2nd class Honours (upper division) 
  • An undergraduate degree with lower division and at least 2 years working/ministry experience 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must :

  • Download and fill-in an online pre-application form indicating the programme or course of their interest. 
  • Provide a non-refundable application fee of 1,000 KES 

In addition, international students must submit an application for Kenya Pupil's Pass (KPP) accompanied with 11,250 KSH. 

Payment options

At AIU, students are offered the following methods of paying their university fees: 

  1. Payments can be made by banker's cheque, payable to AIU. The university doesn't accept personal cheques.
  2. The university doesn't accept cash payments. Cash should be deposited into any of the following bank accounts and the banking slip immediately presented for issuance of a University receipt to the finance office.
Payments within Kenya

  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Account Name: Africa International UniversityBank: Co-Operative Bank of Kenya
Branch: Karen
Account Number: 01128092985900
Coop Swift Code: KCOOKENA

  • CFC Stanbic Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 0100000203728
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

  • Equity Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 1250260743538
Bank Name: Equity Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: EQBLKENA

  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 1140816764
Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: KCBLKENX

M-PESA PAYMENT VIA KCB (For registered students only)
1. Go to M-PESA menu on your phone 2. Select Pay Bill
2. Enter Business number (522123)
3. Enter school code (10044k) and your registration number as one word 4. Enter Amount
5. Enter PIN
6. Press ok to confirm Sending of money

For Foreign Payments in USD
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 0100000200136
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Africa International University. The course outline is as follows:

  • Foundations of Life and Mission 
  • Graduate Research Methods and Writing 
  • Theoretical Approaches to Counselling
  • Introduction to Psychopathology 
  • Personality Theories 

  • Leadership Development 
  • Psychological Assessment 
  • Counselling Skills and Techniques
  • Group Therapy 
  • Legal, Professional and Ethical Issues in Therapy 

  • Introduction to Chemical Dependency-Neuropsychology & Addictions
  • Theories of Family Systems and Marital Therapy 
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology 
  • Theories of Psychological Trauma 
  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Thesis I 

Addiction Option 
  • Assessment of Addiction Disorders 
  • Techniques of Addiction Therapy 
Family and Marital Therapy Option 
  • Assessment of Family and Marital Issues and Techniques Therapy
Child and Adolescent Therapy 
  • Techniques For Children and Adolescent Therapy 
  • Assessment and Techniques for Child and Adolescent Therapy 
Trauma Counselling Option 
  • Models and Techniques of Trauma Therapy 
  • Assessment of Traumatic Disorders
  • Practicum
  • Thesis II (Final) 
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Where and When


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti Rd, Thogoto Mutarakwa Thigio Rd, Kiambu, Thogoto, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti Rd, Thogoto Mutarakwa Thigio Rd, Kiambu, Thogoto, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti Rd, Thogoto Mutarakwa Thigio Rd, Kiambu, Thogoto, Kenya

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Phone & Location
  • +254715247540
  • +254734958482
  • Dagoretti Rd, Thogoto Mutarakwa Thigio Rd