The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Degree

The Master of Philosophy (Mphil) is generally considered to be an advanced research degree usually pursued before the Doctor of Philosophy. It typically includes a taught portion and a significant research portion, during which a thesis research project is conducted under supervision.

For the academic year 2020-21, the following Mphil Programme are offered:

  • Mphil in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work - 2 years
  • Mphil in Psychotherapy - 2 years
  • Mphil Counselling Psychology -2 years
  • Mphil in School Counselling -2 years
  • Mphil in Family and Marital Counselling -2 years
  • Mphil in Community Development -2 years
  • Individualised Mphil -2 years

Integrated Mphil–PhD Programme

Candidates who intend to pursue their PhD subsequent to Mphil may apply for the Integrated Mphil-PhD programme. The advantages of this programme are:

  • pursuing a single research project in two stages over a longer period, resulting in a stronger research outcome
  • possibility of completing the Ph.D. in a shorter time period
  • possible exemption from a portion of or all of the PhD course work
  • possible exemption from the PhD entrance test.

Eligibility for Mphil/PhD

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Admission is based on the performance of the candidate in the Mphil/PhD entrance test and interview.

Application information: The application form can be downloaded from or by writing/ emailing the Registrar at Martin Luther Christian University, Dongktieh, Block I, Nongrah, Shillong 793006, Meghalaya, India (or) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .The application must be filled-in completely and should be accompanied by a 500 words essay on “Why I want to do a PhD and how it will help my career and benefit society”. The applicant will also have to submit a tentative research proposal of approximately 1500 words with five to ten academic references.

Entrance Test:
An Entrance Test of 3 hours duration covering the following areas:

  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Research methods
  • Community orientation

After the entrance test, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for an interview which will cover the following:

  • Motivation and career goals
  • Research interest of the candidate and its importance
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Research methods

Course Work:
The qualified candidate will have to complete the course work prescribed by the University, after which the candidate is to submit a research proposal. The objectives, content and time table of the course work are available on the MLCU website.

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Secretary, Doctoral Committee
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Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Ph: 0364-2535437/6009602012

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Registrar: 9862035368
Deputy Registrar: 9862853164
Dean, Academics: 9615137874
Dean, Research: 8974599017