Master of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (M.Sc.)


Program Description

The master's program Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy (M.Sc.) aims to provide psychology students with the relevant knowledge and practical skills and abilities they need for a successful career. Students should learn to meet people with empathy and openness during their studies, to make a differentiated medical history, to understand and describe therapeutic plans and to apply methods of clinical diagnostics.

Possible occupational fields are psychosocial and medical facilities, coaching, diagnostics and consulting, human resources, criminal, traffic, sports and health psychology, media and communication, academic teaching and research.


The main focus of the accredited Master's program is on personal psychodynamic psychology as well as on behavioral approaches.

More clinical practice and patient reference is not possible!

The study of learning contents takes place in small groups with modern, interactive forms of teaching and learning, in particular "problem-oriented learning" (POL), which serves the structured exchange of information and opinions as well as self-directed, intrinsically motivated acquisition of knowledge. On the basis of real cases, POL encourages self-reliant and independent learning among students and ensures that learning content is better understood and retained.

In addition to job-related imparting of theory and close contact with the practice, so-called self-awareness, especially in psychotherapy training, is a central element. At MHB , students have the opportunity to take part in up to 60 hours of therapeutic or group experience during the master's program. Here, in a protected environment, one's own experience and behavior, especially in challenging situations, are developed and reflected under the guidance of a supervisor. The self-awareness contributes to a deeper understanding of the therapeutic interaction and enhances the personal skills in dealing with patients.

admission requirements

The selection of students is based on personal criteria. Motivation, practical experience and personality decide whether an applicant can begin a study of psychology. In addition to a very good Bacherlorabschluss count also other strengths and competencies. And we put a special value on that in our personal selection process.

The Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg conducting a two-stage selection process. After viewing the written application documents, you will be invited to a personal selection interview. The task of the selection committee is to examine the individual inclination and motivation as well as the abilities for independent and self-determined study.

Admission requirement A formal qualification for admission is a first professionally qualifying university degree in accordance with § 9 BbgHG Abs. 5 and 6 in the subject Psychology. The Student Affairs Unit is responsible for assessing the validity of entry requirements.

application process

Simple application

Your application for a degree program at the MHB is easily done by e-mail. The overview of the documents to be submitted can be found below. We will confirm receipt of the application documents by e-mail. Once we have received your documents, they will be formally reviewed and then reviewed and assessed by our reviewers. Shortly after the application deadline, you will receive a notification from us: either you will be invited to the personal selection interviews or you will receive a negative decision.

Personal presentation on the selection day Here we get to know each other better in one-to-one interviews. For their part, they have the opportunity to ask questions about the degree program and the university.

After completion of the selection days, you will receive feedback from us by e-mail as to whether we believe we fit together and whether we offer you a place to study. We ask for your understanding that in case of cancellation we can not give you a detailed justification.

Last updated June 2019

About the School

In the country. For the country.The Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane ( MHB ) is a state-recognized university in municipal and non-profit sponsorship. It stands for innovative teach... Read More