THE APOLLO UNIVERSITY

P-5.1 M.Sc in Clinical Psycology

According to WHO, India has one of the highest rates of mental health issues including depression. Clinical psychology assesses and treats mental illness, abnormal behavior, and psychiatric problems. The number of trained psychiatrists in India is very low with one psychiatrist per one million people. This has increased the demand for clinical psychologists in general and in specialized areas of paediatric mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse. There are now opportunities for trained clinical psychologists to work in mental health hospitals, wellness promotion centres and stress/conflict management centres. They can also work in legal settings, get involved in academic careers (teaching and research) as well as drive services in rehabilitation of patients (for e.g. after cancer treatment), grief counselling, and suicide prevention.



The spirit of interdisciplinary growth is kept in view while conceptualizing a three-tier system-
A) CORE COURSES in the first three PG semesters (courses, which can be considered to be fundamental in giving PG students a larger perspective of Psychology as a social science discipline, irrespective of specialization)
B) SPECIALIZATION COURSES (specific theory courses within the subject of Clinical Psychology)
C) ELECTIVE COURSES ( a wide variety, across all disciplinary specializations, primarily conceptualized by individual faculties (based on their own interest/expertise), offered from time to time and chosen by students according to their preference. The program would strive to prepare competent professional psychologists who would excel in knowledge, orientation, and practice in psychology, with high ethical standards and social relevance.

M.Sc in Clinical Psycology

Semester Course Credit Marks
CIA ESE
I
History & Philosophy Of Psychology
Theories Of Personality
Quantitative Research Methods In Psychology
Cognitive Psychology – I
Biological Foundations of Behavior- I
Advanced Social Psychology
Academic Writing And Research Skills
Holistic Education
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
0
50
50
50
50
50
50
25
0
50
50
50
50
50
50
25
0
II
Introduction To Clinical Psychology
Psychopathology – I
Psychological Measurement & Statistics
Cognitive Psychology – II
Biological Foundations Of Behavior– II
Developmental Psychology
Research Proposal
Psycho diagnostic lab- 1
Community Service
Holistic Education
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
2
1
0
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
25
25
0
50
50
50
50
50
50
-
25
-
0
III
Psychotherapy – I
Psychotherapy – II
Psychopathology – II
Qualitative Research Methods In Psychology
Psychodiagnostic Lab-2
Elective – I
Elective – II
Summer Placement
4
4
4
4
4
2
2
2
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
-
-
0
IV
Clinical Training
Supervised Clinical Practicum
Supervised Dissertation
Research Lab
Seminar And Publication
Clinical Internship
Elective 1
Elective 2
4
6
6
4
2
2
2
2
50
100
100
50
50
50
50
50
50
100
100
50
-
-
-
-
Preamble

M.Sc in Clinical Psycology

The spirit of interdisciplinary growth is kept in view while conceptualizing a three-tier system- A) CORE COURSES in the first three PG semesters (courses, which can be considered to be fundamental in giving PG students a larger perspective of Psychology as a social science discipline, irrespective of specialization); B) SPECIALIZATION COURSES (specific theory courses within the subject of Clinical Psychology); and C) ELECTIVE COURSES ( a wide variety, across all disciplinary specializations, primarily conceptualized by individual faculties (based on their own interest/expertise), offered from time to time and chosen by students according to their preference. The program would strive to prepare competent professional psychologists who would excel in knowledge, orientation, and practice in psychology, with high ethical standards and social relevance.

Evaluation method

Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) and End Semester Examination (ESE)

Minimum Qualification for P-5.1 M.Sc in Clinical Psycology:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Zoology/Biology Combination
Bachelor’s degree with atleast one subject in psychology


"Those who have UG in Psychology with 50%, B.Sc with BIOLOGY-zoology combinations eligible to apply for the programme."