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MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Areas of Specialization:

  • Rehabilitation for Substance Abuse
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • School Psychology
  • Family and Marital Counseling

Program Overview

Duration: 2 years, 4 semesters

Credits: 41

Career Paths: Psychological research units and organizations, hospitals, private clinics, educational institutions, armed forces (educational and medical core) , counseling and guidance centers, selection boards, research organizations, civil services, business enterprises, advertising and marketing agencies, industries, social welfare agencies, reformatories, NGOs and institutions for individuals with special needs.

  • Program Description

    The Institute of Psychology offers MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology after M.A/M.Sc (2 years program) or B.Sc. Honors (4 years program) in Psychology. The MS Program provides intensive professional training to facilitate students in the applied areas of the subject.

  • Admission Requirement

    To be eligible for admission to MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology, a candidate must have good academic record with M.A/M.Sc (2 years program) or B.Sc. Honors (4 years program) in Psychology from a well-established and HEC recognized university. Moreover, the candidate will have to qualify the NTS (GAT) test prior to the admission in MS Clinical and Counseling Psychology. The criterion for admission in the MS Program is kept in strict accordance with the guidelines set by the Higher Education Commission. Applicants who meet the admission criteria will take an entrance test by the Institute. On clearance of the test, they will be interviewed for final admission.

  • Program Roadmap

    Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
    PSY 756 Child Psychopathology 3
    PSY 709 Clinical Skills: Assessment and Diagnosis for Children 3
    PSY 715 Psychological Intervention and Counseling Needs-I
      Total 9
    Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
    PSY 759 Adult Psychopathology 3
    PSY 712 Clinical Skills: Assessment and Diagnosis for Adults
    PSY 735 Psychological Intervention and Counseling Needs II 3
    PSY 708  Clinical Training-1: Child Placement 3 (2+1)
      Total 12
    Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
    PSY 752 Contemporary Research Methodologies and Formulating Research Proposal 3
    PSY 716 Clinical Training-II: Adult Placement 3 (2+1)
    PSY 719 Current Trends in Assessment and Psychotherapy 2
      Total 11
    Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
    PSY 760 Research Thesis 3
    PSY 753 Clinical Training- III: Area of Specialization 3 (2+1)
    PSY 701 Professional and Ethical Issues  3
      Total 9
    Total Credit hours 41

    *Elective Courses: Students will opt any two of the following courses during their academic session:

    • School Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Family and Marital Counseling
    • Rehabilitation for Substance Abuse
    • Forensic Psychology
    • Educational and School Counseling

    The Research Project will be assigned according to clinical specialization.

    **Students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in each semester, those who fail to achieve the minimum required CGPA will not be promoted to the second year. Moreover only those students will be allowed to continue with the MS program who exhibit appropriate skills for clinical interventions.

    According to HEC, 3 Credits mean three credit hours of theory, while 4 (3+1) means a total of four credit hours, of which three are of theory while one credit hour is for laboratory or practical work.

  • Degree Requirement

    Completion of 41 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and thesis

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