MS Psychology (Master Of Science In Clinical Psychology)

Introduction

The MS in Clinical Psychology programme is a two-year specialized program based on the HEC’s recommended guidelines. The course is designed to provide a thorough understanding of the theoretical as well as practical applications of various areas of the field. Clinical psychology is the study of psychological disorders and the treatments designed to improve the day-to-day lives of people suffering from them. It comprises of 4 semesters during which the scholars are trained in the core theoretical, practical and research related areas of Clinical Psychology. The program has a significant blend of internship and research which will enable its participants to be engaged in the practice of Clinical Psychology in a more scientific fashion.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Sixteen years of education with BS in Psychology from an accredited educational institution
  • NTS (GAT General test) with 50% marks
  • No third division or D grade throughout the academic career
  • Minimum 2.5 CGP as per HEC criteria

Objectives

The program aims to educate students in scientific research principles and empirically supported theoretical models that may guide research in and treatment of psychopathology. This program will emphasize commitment to prepare students to be ethical and professional in their research, clinical, and teaching activities. It will educate and prepare students to be sensitive to issues of diversity and individual differences in all respects, including, but not limited to, diversity in gender, race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation. This program will provide opportunities to the students to be advocates and ambassadors of clinical psychology through internships, placements, and community-outreach programs. Furthermore, it will prepare students for a doctoral level research and study.

Program Structure

Minimum No. of Courses

Minimum No. of Credit Hours

1.

Core Courses

7

19

2.

Optional courses

2

04

3.

Clinical Placements and Community Work 

3

01

4.

Research Thesis

-

06

5.

Total Credit Hours of Course Work

-

24

6.

Total Credit Hours of the Program

-

30

Career prospects / opportunities

The program develops students’ skills to work as School/Career Counselor, Counseling Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor, Learning Disabilities Specialist. With masters degree students can also work in hospital settings, armed forces, police stations/training centers, NGO’s and as lecturers in reputed universities of Pakistan.

Teaching Methodology

Methods of teaching include, but are not limited to:

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Class discussions
  • Group studies
  • Assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Conference participation
  • Presentations
  • Placements

Assessments

Typically, students are assessed on the following criteria:

Items

Percentage

Homework/Assignments/Quizzes

25

Midterm

25

Final Exam

50

Curriculum Development

Suggestions/proposals are collected from faculty and academic area in-charges. These suggestions/proposals are discussed in the Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC). If accepted by the DARC, these recommendations are then forwarded to the Board of Studies (BoS) for further consideration. Accepted proposals are then forwarded to the Board of Faculty (BoF). If approved by the BoF, recommendations are then finally get approved by the Academic Council to be included as part of the curriculum.

Quality Assurance

Quality of education under this programme is monitored at the departmental and institutional level. At the departmental level:

  • Academic Area heads are appointed to monitor content and quality of the courses
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is generated to ensure coverage and monitor delivery of lectures
  • Fortnightly Review Report (FRR) is discussed in detail in Departmental Academic Review Committee (DARC) meetings.
  • Academic area heads provide feedback to the faculty members who incorporate and adjust the contents accordingly.

For more information, please email Dr. Muneeba Shakil at muneebashakeel@cuilahore.edu.pk