Master of Arts in Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology ( Specialization : Clinical Psychology ; Industrial Psychology) is a 45 – unit graduate program with thesis  which aims to provide graduate students with high level training in teaching, research and professional practice in psychology with emphasis on high level of specialization in the field of psychology. (CMO 39, s2010). Specifically, graduates of the master of arts rogram are trained to do high level academic work in psychology as practitioners  and researchers as well as to be specialists in the practice of psychology within their field of specialization.

Master of Arts in Psychology is designed to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in the fields of  industrial, clinical and mental health professions and other related areas for professional advancement, economic upliftment and social responsibility . The program puts premium on building competence in the field of Psychology through strong foundations in theoretical knowledge and research – based applications.

The Psychology graduate programs prepare students to be competitive graduates who are sufficiently trained in the industrial, clinical,  and/or  educational  settings to occupy positions in top companies, psychological centers or clinics   to cater to the needs of their clientele. The program enables students to recognize that learning is a lifelong and self – motivated process adhered with the core values of FEU (Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness), which will help them to become reflective practitioners with a deep sense of commitment, and who possess professional integrity, excellent behaviors and moral conduct.

Under the current curriculum,   Master of Arts (Specialization : Clinical Psychology ; Specialization: Industrial Psychology)  is comprised of 1, 782  hours of course work,   including the 300 hours of field work or practicum. Students are required to take and pass written comprehensive exam before moving to thesis writing 1 and 2. To meet the requirements in the completion of graduate program, students must pass the final oral defense and publish their thesis.


  1. To produce competitive leaders in the industry, highly skilled mental health practitioners and effective educators through rigorous and vibrant training and skill development in the graduate school.
  2. To undertake innovative researches that will help in the advancement and enrichment of the different fields in psychology.
  3. To develop socially and environmentally responsible, morally upright and career – driven psychologists.
  4. To establish network and linkages with fellow psychologists both local and international.
  5. To develop service-oriented psychologists committed to establishing the optimum psychological well-being of the community guided by the ethical practice of the profession.


The MA Psychology program aims to expand the student’s knowledge, skills, expertise   and practice in psychology , thus enabling them to :

  1. Apply psychological concepts and theories in the analysis of psychosocial issues;
  2. Design and execute psychological research using appropriate approaches and methods;
  3. Practice professional and highest ethical standards in the fields of psychology such as in the clinical and industrial settings;
  4. Exemplify professional attributes and actively engage in the lifelong learning undertakings, and
  5. Exhibit collaborative and leadership skills.


Master of Arts in  Psychology (with Specialization in Clinical Psychology or Specialization in Industrial Psychology)   opens  a wide range of professional career paths for our learners, preparing them for dynamic, global work environments in the different fields of psychology such as clinical, forensic and industrial settings. These career pathways include:

  1. Registered / Licensed Psychologist
    1. Clinical Psychologist
    2. Industrial/ Organizational  Psychologist
    3. Counseling Psychologist
  1. Mental Health Practitioner
  2. Educator
  3. Researcher
  4. Human Resource Specialist/ Generalist
  5. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


MA in Psychology is a 45 – unit program divided into three areas: coursework, internship/ practicum and research.

There are 18 units of course work which are equivalent to nine (9)  courses namely: For Master of Arts in  Psychology (Specialization: Industrial Psychology) , Advanced Industrial / Organizational Psychology, Systematic Psychology, Advanced Theories of Personality , Training and Development, Advanced Psychological Assessment, Human Resource Management, Seminar on Filipino Psychology , Ethics in the Workplace and Organizational Psychology and to choose 1 elective from 3 elective courses (Group Process, Managerial Psychology or Special Issues in Industrial Psychology) . For Master of Arts in Psychology (Specialization: Clinical Psychology) the nine (9)  courses include: Advanced Experimental Psychology, Systematic Psychology, Advanced Theories of Personality, Advanced Developmental Psychology, Advanced Psychological Assessment, Advanced Abnormal Psychology, Ethics of Psychology and Counseling & Psychotherapy, Advanced Clinical Psychology. For their elective courses, the following are offered: Group Process, Health Psychology and Forensic Psychology.

After taking and passing 18 units of course work and before entering the last year of the program , the students are required to take  internship or  practicum which is equivalent to 300  hours from their chosen practicum site. After completing coursework and internship, they are also required to take and pass the comprehensive exam  before proceeding to Thesis Writing 1 and Thesis Writing 2. To complete the Master of Arts in Psychology program, students must defend their proposal and  final  thesis and must have one publication.


Institute of Arts and Sciences – Master of Arts  in Psychology
Specialization: Clinical Psychology

1ST YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
MA 201 PAdvanced Research Methods 13
MA 202 PAdvanced Statistics 13
PSY 201BAdvanced Experimental Psychology3
PSY 202ASystematic Psychology3
  12

1ST YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
PSY 205BAdvanced Theories of Personality3
PSY 204BAdvanced Developmental psychology3
PSY 203BAdvanced Psychological Assessment3
PSY 213BAdvanced Abnormal  Psychology3
  12

2ND YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
PSY 209AEthics of Psychology and Counseling3
PSY 208BPsychological Counseling and Psychotherapy3
PSY 210BAdvanced Clinical Psychology3
 Choose only 1 Minor Subject Below3
PSY 214BGroup Process 
PSY 215BHealth Psychology 
PSY 216Forensic Psychology 
         
  12

2ND YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
PSY 217BInternship in Clinical Setting3

3RD YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
MAP THESIS 1Thesis Writing 13

3RD YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
MAP THESIS 2Thesis Writing 23

TOTAL UNITS: 45 UNITS


Institute of Arts and Sciences – Master of Arts  in Psychology
Specialization: Industrial Psychology

1ST YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER

Subj CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
MA 201 PAdvanced Research Methods 13
MA 202 PAdvanced Statistics 13
PSY 212 BAdvanced Industrial/ Organizational3
PSY 202B Systematic Psychology3
  12

1ST YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER

Subj CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
PSY 205BAdvanced Theories of Personality3
PSY 218Training & Development3
PSY 203BAdvanced Psychological Assessment3
PSY 219Human Resource Management3
  12

2ND YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER

Subj CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
PSY 220Seminar on Filipino Personality3
PSY 221Ethics in the Workplace3
PSY 210BOrganizational Development3
 Choose only 1 Minor Subject Below3
PSY 214Group Process 
PSY 215Managerial Psychology 
PSY 216Special Issues in Industrial Psychology 
  12

2ND YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
PSY 217Internship in Industrial Setting3

3RD YEAR – FIRST SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
THESIS 1Thesis Writing 13

3RD YEAR – SECOND SEMESTER

Course CodeCOURSE TITLEunits
THESIS 2Thesis Writing 23

TOTAL UNITS: 45 UNITS



The Master of Arts   Psychology program  has been carefully crafted to empower our students into becoming independent, lifelong learners as future professionals and practitioners on their chosen field . As such, this program utilizes the following varied teaching-learning approaches focused on learners’ needs and capabilities:

  • Student-centered learning. The  Psychology Graduate Studies programs adhere with the University’s educational philosophy and learning paradigm which emphasizes active and dynamic learning to develop the higher-order thinking skills of our learners. This entails designing engaging activities and encouraging collaboration between teacher and student inside the classroom to facilitate effective higher learning.
  • Didactic approach. The program utilizes a variety of lectures, discussions and demonstrations in developing theoretical and foundational knowledge in the various settings (clinical, industrial, forensic , etc.) in psychology.
  • Interdisciplinary approach   Psychology Graduate Studies programs offer  a glimpse of professional practice in psychometrics and psychology through the lens of various fields in psychology such as clinical, industrial and forensic settings.
  • Blended learning. The  Psychology Graduate Studies  programs recognize the changing technological landscape which our current generation of learners must navigate. Geared towards ubiquitous and independent learning, some courses are delivered through a mix of online virtual classrooms, self-study modules and face-to-face sessions. The University utilizes Canvas, a world-class learning management system to facilitate this mode of delivery.
  • Research-based approach. Aside from didactic and demonstrative approaches, the program utilizes case studies and research-based materials to ensure that learners are provided with updated knowledge and practices in the field. Moreover, the program encourages learners to develop an inclination towards research and scientific thought.


Throughout the course of the program, varied assessments and assessment-related tasks are deployed depending on the negotiation between the teachers and the learners. Teachers are encouraged to develop relevant formative assessments designed to help learners prepare for capstone summative assessments.

Assessments are a combination of traditional pen-and-paper tests, practical examinations, research work and performance-based tasks. These include quizzes and summative tests, reports and presentations, case analyses, research-based writing, return demonstration and peer assessments. Apart from course-based assessments, research is also integrated into the curriculum such as the Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Statistics, Thesis Writing 1 and 2 for MA Psychology. Oral Defense.

The required written comprehensive exams  before proceeding to thesis/ dissertation writing   assess the learners’ acquired knowledge and technical know-how in their professional courses. The required paper publication to reputable journals  to complete their degree program would strengthen the research culture of the university.



This is a requirement before enrolling Thesis 1 or Dissertation 1 which covers all course areas taken including the core, and the major courses. To be taken in a two-day period in which all the course areas are equally distributed.

The graduate student should secure an application form from the Department of Psychology, if intending to take the comprehensive exam  In case of failure in the written comprehensive exam, the student will retake the course/s that he/she failed. Repeated failures in the comprehensive exam, the student will be asked to take refresher course/s pertinent to the course where he/she fails.



Learners cannot complete the program without internship. For Master of Arts in  Psychology, it  comprises three  (3 ) units of their coursework which is equivalent to 300 hours. It can be in the clinical or industrial settings where all the learnings from their course work will be applied.



Name: Reinalyn L. Cardenas, Ph.D., LPT 
Position: Department Chair – Undergraduate Studies  
Email Address: rcardenas@feu.edu.ph 
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Cardenas, Reinalyn • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  MICHAEL R. DE VERA 
Position: Faculty 
Email Address:  mdevera@feu.edu.ph 
FEU Faculty Profile Link: De Vera, Michael • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  Professor Maria Theresa O. del Rosario
Position: Faculty
Email Address: mdelrosario@edu.ph
Educational Attainment:

Faculty Studies: PHD Clinical Psychology
University of Sto. Tomas
Espaṅa, Manila
October,2005

Bachelor of Laws
Far Eastern University
Morayta, Manila
March,2013

Courses Taught: Psychological Assessment, Psychological Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Research, Psychotherapy, General Psychology, Theories of Personality

Research Interest: Clinical, Industrial, Forensic Psychology


Name: Paola Katherina M. Gonzales, PhDc, RPsy, RPm 
Position: Faculty 
Email Address: pgonzales@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Gonzales, Paola • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name: Sheila Marie G. Hocson, Ph.D., RPsy, RGC, RPm, LPT, CCOP, CASP 
Position: Faculty and Guidance Director
Email Address: smhocson@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Hocson, Sheila Marie • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name of Faculty: Ana Nelia Lopez – Jumamil, PhD, LPT, RPsy, RPm
Position: Department Chair – Graduate Studies  
Email add: ajumamil@feu.edu.ph 
Educational Attainment:

PhD in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) 
University of Santo Tomas  Manila 
2011 

Master of Arts in Psychology
University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Adamson University
Philippine Normal University
Specialization in Preschool Education

Professional Licensure Exam

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Registered Psychometrician
  • Licensed Professional Teacher

Courses Taught: Counseling and Psychotherapy, Exceptional Psychology, Practicum (Industrial and Clinical Settings, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology  and courses in the Graduate Studies (Clinical and Industrial Psychology courses)

Research Interest: Family in Transition; Well – being of Adolescents and Children , Test Development, Program Development

Research Publication/ Presentations: 

Exploring the Effects of Experiences and Challenges of Young Adult Growing Up in Father Absent Families: Putting the Pieces Together, 55th PAP Convention, PICC September 20 – 22, 2018 

In the Eyes of the Child: The Experiences, Challenges , Coping Strategies and Aspirations of Adolescent Children of Incarcerated Mothers, 55th PAP Convention, PICC September 20 – 22, 2018 

The subjective well – being, self – esteem and self – efficacy of Filipino urban adolescent children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), 55th PAP Convention, PICC September 20 – 22, 2018  (Poster Presentation) 

Executive functions behavior test for children (EFBTC): Development, validation and standardization. 4th ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies Convention held last October 23 – 24, 2013 at Miriam College 

Jumamil, A.L.(2011). Executive functions behavior test for children (EFBTC): Development, validation and standardization. Ad Veritatem: Multi-disciplinary Research Journal of the UST Graduate School, 11, 281-282. 

Book Publications

Empowering Preschoolers in Language (N/K/P) , Math (N/K/P), Reading  (N/K/P) (Series), Innovative Educational Materials Inc. (IEMI)

Enriching Math (N,K,P, Language (N,K,P) Reading (N.K.P ) Experiences for Preschoolers (Series)  Innovative Educational Materials Inc. (IEMI)

Personal Development for Senior High School

Golden Cronica Publishing Inc.


Name:  Lulette U. Matammu
Position: GS Faculty
Email Address:  lmatammu@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Matammu, Lulette • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  Eda Lou I. Ochangco
Position: RFT
Email Address:  eochangco@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Ochangco, Eda Lou • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name: Luzelle Anne G.-L. Ormita, PhD, RPsy, RPm
Position: Director, Community Extension Services
Faculty Email Address: lormita@feu.edu.ph
Highest Educational Attainment: PhD Psychology, University of Santo Tomas Manila. 2015

Courses Taught: Practicum in Psychology, Research 1 & 2, Psychological Assessment, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Industrial Psychology

Research Interests: Test Development, Community Development, Incarceration Studies, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 Research  Publications/ Presentations :

Masangkay, F. R., Milanez, G. D., Ormita, Luzelle Anne GL, Alvarez, A.V. Quinto, M.P., Lanestosa, L.F., Diaz, L. C., Johnson, P., Karanis, P. Water Quality as a Priority Area of Community Needs Assessment: Community Extension Service with the Indigenous Tribe of Hanunuo Mangyan in the Philippines. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Science, 9(2), 220-226

Milanez, G.D, Lacorte, L.H., Gabon, T., Ahmad, I., Hagosojos, B., Alvarez, A., Quinto, M., & Ormita,

L.A.G (2020). Random stool screening for soil-transmitted helminth infection (STHI) as monitoring tool for community public health status. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Science, 9(1), 107- 110

Dungca, A.L., Sergio, R.P., Ormita, L.A., & Gonzales, J.O. (2015). Emotional Competence on Work- Family Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Study. Advances in Management, Economics and Social Science. 2(1), 1-5.

Sergio, R.P., Dungca, A.L., Ormita, L.A., & Gonzales, J.O. (2015). Emotional Intelligence, Work- Family Conflict, and Work Values among Customer Service Representatives: Basis for Organizational Support, Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research, 2(1), 55-63. DOI:https://doi.org/10.15549/jeecar.v2i1.86

Sergio, R.P., Dungca, A.L., Ormita, L.A., & Opulencia, M.J.C. (2015). What is the Value of Soft Skills? Emotional Intelligence and Work Values in Global Work Environment. Advances in Business and Economic Development Journal, 18(1), 218-224.

Sergio, R.P., Ormita, L.A., & Dungca, A.L. (2015). The Demographic Variables and Emotional Intelligence as Correlates of Work Attitudes towards Organizational Development. Journal of Economics and Business Management, 6(2), 45-64.

Ormita, L.A., Perez, H.M. (2012). The Psychological Profile of Incarcerated Women under the FEU – Project HOPE: A Multiple Case Study. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(2), 30-37

Paper presentation: “Towards Empowering Persons Deprived of Liberty: An Impact Assessment of Project HOPE” at the 6th University-Community Engagement Conference (UCEC) 2019, November 5, 2019,

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Poster presentation: “Siksikan sa Piitan: Impact of Prison Overcrowding, Perception of Human Dignity and the Concept of Human Dignity among Female Offenders” at the 56th Annual Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) Convention, September 19, 2019, Davao City, Philippines

Paper Presentation: “Exploring the Needs and Challenges of Detainees: A Basis for a Sustainable Project HOPE” at the 4th Asiaengage Regional Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Name:  Angelo Carlo D. Pilapil  
Position: GS Faculty
Email Address:  apilapil@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Pilapil, Angelo • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  Herc B. Sabas. PhD, RPsy, RGC, RPm
Position: Faculty FEU-GS part-time, Psychologist II National Center for Mental Health (Full-time)
Email Address:  herc1820@yahoo.com, hsabas@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Sabas, Herc • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)




Learners must complete a total of 1,782  hours of course work, which includes 300 hours of field work under practicum,  thesis writing 1 and 2 and research publication  for students of  Master of Arts. They also must have a grade of 85% or a letter grade of B to earn credits for every enrolled course.



Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order (CMO) no. 39  , series of 2010 

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order (CMO) no. 15  , series of 2019




Ana Nelia Lopez – Jumamil, PhD, RPsy, Rpm

Department Chair – Graduate Studies

ajumamil@feu.edu.ph

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Office Staff

lpahutan@feu.edu.ph

Francesca Marie Sapinoso

Office Staff

sapinoso@feu.edu.ph

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Associate Dean, Institute of Arts and Sciences

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