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Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling

PROGRAMME DETAILS

Programme Code: A402
Medium of instructions: English and Malay
Duration of Studies:
- Full Time: 6-8 semesters
- Part Time: 8-10 semesters
Programme Option: By Research

BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM

In line with the saying “Religion is advice giving”, 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.

Through this program, it is hoped to be able to expand the Islamic teachings by widen the space for researchers and educators to study, research and spread knowledge related to counselling.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling program is offered by research mode of study.


OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselling program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To produce well verse postgraduates in counselling and Islamic studies, who are also able to carry out development, prevention, counselling, guidance and rehabilitation duties;
  2. To provide in depth understanding to the graduate students on the philosophy, theories and concepts related to counselling and Islamic studies, which can be applied in daily life;
  3. To upgrade the skills in counselling, management, human development programs and Islamic development through professional counselling approach;
  4. To create awareness on the importance of counselling as a relevant da’wah mechanism to current demands; and
  5. To produce capable individuals and researchers in applying the knowledge, theories and concepts in counselling when carrying out tasks in various work sectors.


COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM

  1. Students are required to pass the compulsory courses in research methodology and data analysis.
  2. Students are required to sit and pass the qualifying test before they can start writing their thesis. The qualifying test is an examination of a research proposal presented in front of the qualifying test committee members. Should the students fail in their first attempt, they are allowed to retake the test once.

 

EXPERTS

For more information on our EXPERTS, please refer to http://fkp.usim.edu.my/counseling/

  1. A Master’s degree in the field or related fields accepted by the Senate; or
  2. Other relevant qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree AND with relevant professional experience recognised by the Senate; or
  3. Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty.
  4. Incumbent Master’s degree Student who has fulfilled the requirement of Regulations 8.0 and is approved by the Senate to convert his/her study to a Ph.D. degree; or
  5. A Bachelor’s degree with the following conditions:
    i. a bachelor's degree in the field or related fields with first-class (CGPA of 3.67 or higher) or its equivalent from an academic or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme;
    ii. undergo internal assessment; and
    iii. any other requirements of the JKPSU.

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

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling

Research

14,462.00 MYR

15,956.00 MYR

23,290.00 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

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