The Department of Psychology & Counseling offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. The need for qualified clinicians and mental health professionals to serve the community necessitated the establishment of this program. The Master of Science program is designed to provide proper training for Masters level psychologists to work in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, schools, public agencies, and private practice. It also provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced doctoral studies.

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The program focuses on the field of clinical psychology. The curriculum is structured to enable students pursue a plan of study to assure increased professional competence and breadth of knowledge in the field of clinical psychology. The Clinical Psychology (MSc) program provides a broad and general approach to psychological disorders and emphasizes assessment, diagnosis and treatment from various perspectives. The program requires the completion of 39 credit hours of work distributed among required core and elective courses and clinical practicum.

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in psychology or a related field from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the ILETS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:
  1. A native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English-medium institution and in a country where English is the official language; or
  2. An applicant with an undergraduate degree from an English-medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based test, or its equivalent, at the time of admission to his/her undergraduate program.

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Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

  • An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal:
    1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
    2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
    3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.
  • An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal:
    1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
    2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum 39 hours

Courses

Credit Hours Thesis Option) )

Required Courses

33

Elective courses

6

Thesis

0

Required Courses ( 33 Credit Hours )

Course No.

Course Title

CH

Term

Pre. Req.

Year

PSY521

Advanced Clinical Psychology

3

1st

First

PSY523

Advanced Psychopathology

3

1st

First

PSY529

Advanced Behavioral Statistics

3

1st

First

PSY522

Cross-cultural Issues

2

2nd

First

PSY527

Intellectual Assessment

4

1st

First

PSY524

Personality Self-report Measures

4

2nd

First

PSY526

Child and Family Therapy

3

2nd

521

523

First

PSY528

Psychotherapy: Theories & Techniques

3

2nd

521

523

First

PSY631

Internship I

2

1st

526

528

Second

PSY633

Scientific and Professional Ethics

2

1st

Second

PSY634

Internship II

2

2nd

526

528

Second

PSY632

Health Psychology

2

2nd

521

523

Second

Elective Courses (6Credit-hours)

Course No.

Course Title

CH

Term

Pre. Req

Year

PSY629

Individual Tests )Children)

3

1st

Second

PSY623

Neuropsychology

3

1st

Second

PSY621

Research Design Methods

3

1st

Second

PSY624

Personality Performance-based Measures

3

2nd

Second

PSY622

Seminar in Mental Health

3

2nd

Second

PSY626

Psychopharmacology

3

2nd

Second

PSY628

Master’s Thesis )6)

3

2nd

621

Second

Program Fees

Tuition fee per credit hour is 1,200 AED plus lab 400 AED, total fees for CH1,600, plus 200 AED application fees.

Total per-credit fees plus charged for 39 hours: AED 62,600.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
Duration
2 years
Full-time
Price
62,600 AED
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