MS Psychology

About The Program

The MS- Psychology program is designed to develop and evaluate psychological concepts using a curriculum which advances specialist knowledge in a range of subject areas (including but not limited to clinical, forensic, organizational, counseling and school psychology). The psychology graduates will help address the growing in demand of psychologists various domains like hospitals, academia, organizations, armed forces and public sector organizations. The state-of-the-art campus facilities with experienced faculty make our program best choice for young psychologists of the future.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum of 16 years of education leading to BS Psychology / BS Behavioral Sciences or
  • Two years B.Sc. (major psychology) with an M.Sc. Psychology / M.Sc. Behavioral Sciences.
  • Minimum 2.00/4.00 CGPA or 50 % marks in annual system.
  • CUST Admission Test/HEC Approved Test.

Degree Requirements

AREA Cr. Hrs.
24 Cr. Hrs course work with 6 Cr. Hrs Thesis 30
30 Cr. Hrs course work only (10 courses) 30

Core Courses

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Advanced Psychological Assessment PSY5003 3
Advance Psychopathology PSY5013 3
Counselling and Psychotherapy PSY5023 3
Advance Research Methods and Analyses PSY5033 3

Specialization Courses

1. Clinical Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Foundations of Clinical Psychology PSY5103 3
Core Clinical Skills PSY5113 3
Psychopharmacology PSY5123 3
Therapeutic Approaches PSY5133 3
Neuropsychological Assessment PSY5143 3

2. Counselling Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Advanced Counselling Skills and Techniques PSY5203 3
Group and Family Counselling PSY5213 3
Professional Ethics and Legal Issues in Psychology PSY5223 3
Evidence Based Psychological Therapies PSY5233 3

3. Forensic Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Forensic Psychological Reports and Expert Witness Testimony PSY5303 3
Crisis Intervention PSY5313 3
Substance Abuse, Mental Illness and Trauma PSY5323 3
Police Psychology PSY5333 3

4. Developmental and Educational Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Learning and Individual Differences PSY5403 3
Social Psychology of Education PSY5413 3
Psychological Perspectives in Child Development PSY5423 3
Assessment and Intervention in Education PSY5433 3

5. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Personality and Occupational Assessment PSY5503 3
Conflict and Grievance Management PSY5513 3
Occupational Safety and Wellbeing PSY5523 3
Behavior Modification: Training and Development PSY5533 3

6. Common Electives

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Qualitative Research and Analyses PSY5603 3
Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis PSY5613 3
Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials PSY5623 3

Research Thesis

It is mandatory for every student to complete a thesis following the 2nd semester or after the completion of 21 credit hours of course work. The thesis shall be completed in two parts as given below:

Course Title Code Cr. Hrs.
Research Thesis Part I RCHP5803 3
Research Thesis Part II RCHP5813 3

Professional Placements

Each student is required to complete 500 hours of supervised professional training apart from course work and research thesis.

CGPA Requirement

A student is required to earn a minimum of 3.00/4.00 CGPA on the completion of his/her degree requirements.

Program Duration

This is a 2 years program comprising of 4 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester in each year. The maximum duration to complete MS in Psychology is 4 years.