36 months
735 USD/credit 11760 USD/year
597 USD/credit 9552 USD/year
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Counseling Psychology from The American University in Cairo is designed to help students gain the skills and information they need to deliver counseling services to empower and improve the psychosocial and mental well-being of individuals, couples, and groups.  


Counseling Psychology from The American University in Cairo emphasizes experiential learning and exposes students to methods of psychological practice that are ethically responsible and culturally appropriate to Egypt and the region.  Our program prepares graduates to provide mental health counseling services to individuals, couples, and groups. The primary goal is to develop professional, ethical, and reflective practitioners who are skilled in providing counseling services across multiple contexts and populations. 


Graduates of our program are among the first practitioners trained in Egypt and the region to provide culturally sensitive and ethically responsible counseling services to individuals struggling with issues affecting psychological well-being, emotional health, and interpersonal success. Our alumni work in various counseling centers across Egypt, provide services through online platforms, teach psychology, and/or pursue doctoral degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling
  • Community Psychology and Systems Theory
  • Advanced Lifespan Development
  • Ethics and Professional Issues 
  • Applied Research Design and Statistical Analysis 
  • Group Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA in either previous undergraduate or graduate studies 
  • A personal statement describing the applicant’s interest and motivation to pursue this degree
  • References from faculty and/or employers speaking to the applicant’s motivation, skills, and maturity
  • Proficiency in the English language according to the AUC standards

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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