The University of New York in Prague is very proud to announce its first graduate degree that has been accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MŠMT). Students who attain the Czech master’s degree in psychology will have the right to use the title Mgr. All UNYP degree programs accredited by MŠMT will issue a diploma in the blockchain format as well as a traditional diploma.
A master’s degree in psychology is an essential foundation for professions in all fields of psychology, from clinical work to academic research. Students in the graduate psychology program at the University of New York in Prague will be thoroughly prepared at both theoretical and practical levels.
Read UNYP's MPS Student Guide
This two-year program is based on specialized theoretical subjects (e.g., current topics of general psychology such as the psychology of personality and developmental psychology), which provide the foundation for related applied and clinical disciplines (e.g., clinical psychology and health psychology, school and educational psychology, personnel psychology). Supervised internships form an integral part of the UNYP master’s degree in psychology, as they provide graduates with practical experience for acquiring crucial knowledge and skills unavailable in books alone. The design and implementation of an original scientific research project and thesis prepare students for independent research expertise and form an equally essential part of the program. Courses run primarily on the weekends in order to support students’ internship and potential work needs during the week.
The aim of the Master of Psychology program (MPS) is to prepare students for the independent practice of the profession of psychologist according to EuroPsy - the European qualification standard for psychologists.
Graduates of the MPS obtain theoretical knowledge and professional competencies that enable them to perform the profession of a psychologist and eventual inclusion in follow-up specializations and post-graduate education. It emphasizes the possibilities of graduates in the labor market and the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills to conduct their own psychological practice.
The MPS program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the most extensive psychological issues at the graduate level. The program is based on an advanced level of theoretical subjects (e.g. Current topics in general psychology and personality psychology, Current topics in developmental psychology), which provide the basis for follow-up to applied disciplines (e.g. clinical and health psychology, school and pedagogical psychology, psychology of work). An integral part of the program is supervised internships, which provide graduates with practical experience and the acquisition of the associated knowledge and skills. Another essential component of the program is preparing students for independent, scientific work and the possibility to acquire additional scientific expertise. The MPS puts great demand on students in theoretical preparation, implementation of practical training and the completion of scientific work.
The requirements listed here are the minimum requirements for students to be considered for one of our programs. Students will also need to successfully pass an interview with an academic advisor, and prove themselves to be suitable for admittance. Following the American philosophy of education, UNYP is pleased to give suitable candidates the opportunity to experience higher education, but all students who are admitted will be required to maintain a high-grade point average to remain on the course. The entire admission process can be completed remotely.
Please note that any documents not originally in English must be submitted with a certified translation in English.
The University of New York in Prague is proud of our growing reputation among international students and multinational employers. Highly-qualified international students from around the world choose UNYP for the best in international, English-language university education. Our International Student Office is dedicated to helping international students settle in Prague, and can assist with any challenge that you may run into.
The University of New York in Prague offers international students a wonderful opportunity to study in one of the world’s finest medieval cities in the heart of Europe and earn transfer credits towards their degree. Join our multinational group of professors and students in an intimate educational environment, and explore the rich history, the rapidly evolving present, and the dynamic future of this critical region.
UNYP has rolling admissions and students can start in the Fall or Spring semester. However, students that require a visa to study in the Czech Republic will find it well advised to complete the application process as soon as possible. Applying for a visa can be timely depending on the workflow of the Czech embassy in your country of residence.
If the long-term visa/long-term residence permit application is denied, the Ministry will inform you in writing and in detail about the reasons for rejection. You are entitled to request a new assessment of the reasons for rejection within 15 days of the delivery of the relevant information.
Please note that the University of New York in Prague is obliged by law to report to the Czech Interior Ministry any international student who was granted their visa/residence permit on the basis of being enrolled at UNYP and who does not commence their studies on the stipulated start date of their study program.
The graduate fully understands the basic paradigms of psychology and basic psychological methods and their potential applications at the Master's level.
The graduate has:
(1) Knowledge of the specific topics of basic psychological subjects (General Psychology, Psychology of Personality and Social Psychology)
(2) Detailed knowledge of general and special topics in applied and specialized psychological disciplines at both the theoretical and the applied level, including knowledge of special issues (e.g. the ethical, legal and systemic)
(3) Knowledge of future avenues for further education, research and/or in the labor market
The graduate further gains:
(1) Specific knowledge and professional competencies that will enable them to perform psychological practice and prospective education
(2) Extensive practical experience from internships, which will make them ready for the practical application of this knowledge upon graduation
(3) Knowledge of how to assert themselves as psychologists in the labor market building the knowledge required to conduct their own psychological practice
The MPS graduate will comprehend basic research methodology in psychology enabling independent research in this area. Per their profiling, the graduate finds application in a wide range of psychological professions. Academically oriented graduates are ready to enter doctoral programs primarily in the fields of psychology, and beyond.
The MPS program incorporates different teaching methods:
Compulsory courses: A pre-defined series of required core courses, which serve as the foundation for obtaining further specialized psychological knowledge and skills.
Compulsory elective courses: Courses focused on the major topics in psychology or related fields, in order to help develop areas of interest. Students are obligated to take at least three compulsory elective courses during the MPS program.
Elective courses: Courses focused on special topics in psychology. The goal of these courses is to obtain specialized knowledge of selected psychological themes. Students are obligated to take at least 2 elective courses during the program.
Internship: The goal of the internship is to gain experience in the practical application of psychological theory. Students are obligated to have at least 450 hours of internship completed in order to fulfill the MPS graduation requirement.
Thesis: Thesis completion and defence are major components of the MPS program. Students will choose a topic pertaining to their research interest and a thesis supervisor. Successful defence of the thesis is a major requirement for graduation from the MPS program.