Master of Psychology (Clinical) – Department of Psychology (2022)

Overview

With mounting international awareness of the impact of mental disorder on public health, clinical psychology is a growing field in Singapore. Currently, there is a widespread demand for clinical psychology services. The Ministry of Health - National Mental Health Blueprint - has prioritised the development of mental health manpower as a key focus area for Singapore for 2007 to 2011.

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree in NUS Department of Psychology is a two-year 24-month full-time coursework programme based in Singapore. It provides entry level training for graduates who seek a professional career in Clinical Psychology. This programme is based on the scientist-practitioner approach, builds on up to date theoretical and empirical knowledge, and aims to provide opportunities to develop core competencies necessary for clinical practice. It is taught through coursework, research, and practical placement components.

Our programme aims to:

  1. Meet the psychological welfare needs of the healthcare service, community ministries and private sector;
  2. Provide entry level training for graduates seeking a professional career in clinical psychology based on the scientist-practitioner model
  3. Strengthen clinical psychology as a professional discipline of psychology in Singapore and Asia; and
  4. Act as a hub for graduate level training and research for local clinical psychologists

The programme has an annual intake in August of every year. Completion of the programme requirements will be recognized with a Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree.

More than 100 interns have graduated from our Master in Psychology (Clinical) programme and are qualified, practicing clinical psychologists since we started in August 2008!

Why Pursue a Career in Clinical Psychology?

Clinical psychologists are psychologists with specialized training and knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis, biopsychosocial formulation and psychological treatment of a range of psychological difficulties and mental health conditions. They work in different settings, including hospitals, general medical practices, community health centres and other community or VWO services, private practice, universities and other settings. Clinical psychologists work with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. They are also involved in designing and implementing a wide range of prevention and mental health promotion programmes, and in clinical research, consultation and leadership. The contribution that a professionally trained clinical psychologist can make to the health and quality of life of a large number of individuals affected by mental health issues across the life span can be significant.

For more information on careers in clinical psychology, see:

Clinical Psychology in Singapore
With mounting international awareness of the impact of mental health on public health, clinical psychology is a growing field in Singapore. There has been a widespread demand for clinical psychology services in the last 10 to 15 years. The Ministry of Health – through its National Mental Health Blueprints - has prioritised the development of mental health manpower as a key focus area for Singapore in the last 10 years and into the future.

How do I know if Clinical Psychology is for me?
Clinical psychology can be both a demanding and rewarding field. Clinical psychologists need to have excellent communication skills and an empathic understanding of others. There may be times when the clinical psychologist would be required to work with individuals experiencing considerable distress and he/she will need to make complex, and sometimes difficult, decisions keeping the client’s and community’s best interests in mind. Maturity and the ability to respond well following constructive feedback, as well as good interpersonal skills and working well with others, are necessary attributes for potential clinical psychologists.

For more on whether clinical psychology is for you, see:

Duration and Course Structure

Duration

The normative (and minimum) period of study is two years on a full time basis and the maximum period of candidature is four years.

Course Structure

  1. Coursework Component
    Seven coursework modules will be required for all students. Coursework will be conducted over two semesters, each lasting 13 weeks (August-December and January-April). More information about these modules is available here.
  2. Practical Component (Clinical Placements)
    Students will be required to undertake three placements under the supervision of qualified clinical psychologists, with each placement lasting 6 months (January-June and July-December).
  3. Research Component
    The research component of the programme entails a graduate research methods module (PLC5008), a research proposal (PLC5009) submitted towards the end of the first year, and the research thesis (PLC5010) submitted towards the end of the second year. Students will work on their research project under the supervision of a member of the NUS psychology faculty. All three components are examinable and students are expected to successfully complete them.

Curriculum Summary

Psychological AssessmentPLC5001114Coursework
Adult PsychopathologyPLC5002114Coursework
Health Across the LifespanPLC5003214Coursework
Psychological Intervention and TherapyPLC5004114Coursework
Child PsychopathologyPLC5005114Coursework
Ethics and Professional IssuesPLC5006114Coursework
Advanced Psychological PracticePLC5007214Coursework
Graduate Research MethodsPLC5008124Research
Research ProposalPLC500911 & 24Research
Research ProjectPLC501021 & 212Research
Clinical Placement 1PLC5011A128Practical
Clinical Placement 2PLC5012B218Practical
Clinical Placement 3PLC5013C228Practical
7Coursework: Scientific Foundation of Clinical Psychology (39%)28
3Practical: Practice Skills for Clinical Competence (33.3%)24
3Research: Research Skills and Evidence-Based Practice (27.7%)20
13Total72
(Video) Clinical Psychology - Master in Psychology

Clinical Placements

Students will undertake three clinical placements, with each placement lasting 6 months.

The first placement usually takes place at the Clinical and Health Psychology Centre (CHPC) — our in-house training clinic. The remaining two placements will typically be undertaken externally with various hospitals, community agencies or private practices in Singapore.

During clinical placements, students will be under the close supervision of qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologists. The emphasis in clinical placements is on enabling students, through supervised practice and opportunities, to develop core competencies in assessment, formulation, intervention, and other core skills. These competencies are monitored and evaluated at mid-placement, and at the end of the placement by the supervising clinician, who assigns a PASS or FAIL mark for each placement. Interns need to successfully complete (i.e., PASS) all three placements to graduate.

For more general information on core competencies in clinical psychology, seehttp://www.apa.org/ed/graduate/competency.aspx.

Our programme has been running since 2008 and we have developed strong partnerships with 40+ different settings/ sites and 100+ external supervisors. We are thus able to offer a range of general and specialist practice opportunities with different age groups across the lifespan and in different sectors.

Examples of hospitals who have offered clinical placements to our interns in the past and currently include the Institute of Mental Health, National University Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Changi General Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, and others. Our students have also been on clinical placements with teams and services by Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Defence, and Singapore Prison Service. Community settings, such as Family Service Centres, Disability/ Special Needs Voluntary Welfare Organisations, the Community Psychology Hub and Children’s Home have also provided clinical placements for our interns, as have several private settings and hospitals.

Research Components

Research is an essential part of professional development and practice. Applied clinical research is thus a key part of the NUS Master of Psychology (Clinical) Programme and constitutes around a significant portion of the curriculum.

There are three research modules in the programme:

  1. A graduate research methods module (PLC5008);
  2. A research proposal (PLC5009) submitted towards the end of the first year; and
  3. The research thesis (PLC5010) submitted towards the end of the second year, which is made up of a literature review (approximately 4,000 words) and an empirical paper that presents the research study in a format suitable for potential submission to a peer-reviewed journal (5,000 to 6,000 words).

Students will work under the supervision of at least one member of the NUS psychology faculty on their research. Our NUS psychology faculty members have broad and diverse areas of research expertise, allowing students to pursue their research in different areas, including but not limited to neuropsychology, autism, trauma, anxiety disorders, disability-related research, emotional regulation and child psychopathology.

Graduation Requirements

Coursework Modules

Interns must successfully complete all modules to graduate from the programme. If they fail any taught module, they can repeat that module when it is next offered, with the exception of the clinical placement modules (see below for clinical placement graduation requirements).

CAP Requirements

The minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) for fulfilment of this degree requirement is 3.0 (out of a maximum of 5.0).
The grades of all 13 modules will be considered together in assessing whether the student has met the degree requirement. Students must also have at least a B- for each module.
A student's CAP must not fall below 2.5 for two consecutive semesters or 3.0 for three consecutive semesters. A student who fails to maintain the minimum CAP as stipulated will have her/his candidature terminated. For any semester in which the student's CAP falls below 3.0, she/he will be issued a warning. If, in the following semester, the student's CAP again falls below 3.0, but above 2.5, she/he will be placed on probation.

(Video) Graduates’ self-introduction and Question about HKU Postgraduate Programmes in Clinical Psychology

Clinical Placement Requirements

The programme places considerable emphasis on the development of core professional and clinical competences. For this reason, students who receive a failing grade for any clinical placement will need to repeat a placement of a similar nature. Students who receivetwo failing grades for the same placement, or for any two of the three clinical placements, will be discontinued from the programme regardless of CAP.

In cases where there is evidence of a significant failure in duty of care to clients seen under supervision, incompetency or gross misconduct, the clinical faculty retains the right to terminate a placement at any time. In such cases, the placement will be considered a failure.

Total number of Direct Client Contact hours accrued by the end of the 3rd placement must be minimally 360 hours.

Professional Competence: Case Studies

In addition to the CAP, module, and clinical placement requirements, three written clinical case studies will need to be submitted by the interns in order to meet graduation requirements, one from each of their three 6-month block placements. Interns will be required to submit a case study at the end of each placement and they will be given only one opportunity to revise and resubmit the first two case studies only, if they received an initial "FAIL" grade for any of the two first case studies.

Performance on the case studies will not contribute to the assessment of any individual module, but students need to successfully complete (i.e. PASS) at least 2 out of 3 case studies in order to meet professional competence requirements for completion and graduation from the programme. This must include a pass in the final case study which they will not be given an opportunity to revise if they fail to pass in their first attempt unless the student is extending or repeating the 3rd placement, in which case he/she will be given a chance to resubmit a new case study if the first attempt is unsuccessful. This provision will only apply to students extending/repeating the 3rd placement.

Students who fail to pass at least 2 out of 3 case studies (this must include the final case study) may be put up to the university for termination of their candidature from the clinical programme. However, in the case of extenuating circumstances, students who fail Case Study 3 may be granted the opportunity of a viva examination at the discretion of the clinical director. Those who fail to satisfy examiners of their capacity for professional practice will be put up to the university for termination from the clinical programme.

Examination/ Continuous Assessment

Students are evaluated across all components of the programme through written and/or oral assignments and examinations, depending on the module and lecturer. Their development and performance in the clinical placements is evaluated in mid- and end-placement reviews. Students' research is evaluated through the three research components of the course (module, proposal and research project).

Maximum Candidature

The maximum candidature for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) programme is 4 years.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

The NUS Clinical Psychology Programme has a limited intake every year and entry is very competitive.

Admissions Procedure

Phase 1: Only applications that meet the minimum requirements will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the required information/documents have been submitted duly – incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Phase 2: Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a selection interview from late February to early March.

Phase 3: Applicants are evaluated holistically by the clinical teaching faculty and successful candidates will be notified around May.

The online application form can be accessed at the following linkonlyduring the application period from 1st November to 15th January each year.

https://fass.nus.edu.sg/prospective-students/graduate/coursework-programmes/application-process-gradcoursework/

(Video) What Psychology Grad School is Really Like

Key Admission Requirements

All applicants must demonstrate readiness for full-time graduate study for a period of two years full-time (4 semesters) and must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. General academic achievement

1.1 Hold a good Honours degree (second class and above) or equivalent (e.g. a four-year Bachelor's degree with at least an average grade of B or equivalent) in psychology or a closely related discipline (e.g. counselling, applied psychology, etc.) from a recognized university. Honours degree completed in 3 or 4 years will be considered.

We donotaccept applications from students who are in the final year of their undergraduate studies and have not yet graduated.

For any other permutations (e.g., conversion programmes), submit your application and the admission panel will review your application in its entirety.

OR

1.2 Hold a good Masters in a sub-discipline of psychology or a closely related discipline (e.g. counselling, applied psychology, etc.) from a recognized university. In such instances, we may consider the applicant, even if they have a second lower Honours degree.

  1. Research experience

Successful completion of an Honours research thesis, demonstrating evidence of core research skills and ability to complete a research project. Candidates without an Honours thesis will need to provide other essential evidence of research experience and competencies (i.e. conducted independent research study, worked subsequently as a research assistant; published research work in peer-reviewed journals; completed a research project/thesis in a subsequent postgraduate course; etc.), which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Referee Reports/Letters

Other than the 2 academic referee reports required on the FASS website, you are also required to obtain a third referee report/letter commenting on your professional/clinical/research skills.

Highly desirable for applicant to possess

Relevant Work experience (in the past 5 years)

A minimum of at least two years (does not have to be continuous employment) of relevant psychology practical/applied and/or relevant research experience (i.e. working as a psychologist, assistant or associate psychologist, therapist, learning support assistant, research assistant or researcher etc.; in psychology, psychiatric, special needs, social service or VWO settings), ideally supervised by a Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist. Both the duration and quality of the work undertaken are considered in the overall evaluation.

Candidates with less than 1 year of relevant work experience are discouraged from applying.

Other Requirements

English Proficiency

Provide evidence of meeting NUS language requirements (see below) if English is not a candidate's first language, and the tests must have been taken not earlier than two years before the proposed date of admission:
IELTS score of 6.0; or
85 for the internet-based TOEFL (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or
580 for the paper-based TOEFL; or
237 for the computer-based TOEFL

Diagnostic English Test

All successful applicants are required to take the Diagnostic English Test. Students will be placed on a graduate English module or be exempted from the module, depending on their performance in the proficiency test. A Masters student is required to achieve an intermediate level of proficiency (at least grade C) in the English modules.

Fees

Tuition Fee (inclusive of GST):

(Video) How I Got Into a Masters of Clinical Psychology! | Interview Tips & Tricks, Volunteering, Marks

AY2022/23AY2023/24AY2024/25
SGD 75,300SGD 77,600SGD 79,900

Tuition Fee Rates shown are for 2-year full time programme

Study Award:

Only students who are enrolled in the programme from AY2022/23 onwards may apply for the study award in early November of Year 1. The criteria for eligibility include proof of one’s citizenship status and declaration of not being on any scholarship. Please note that the study award is notguaranteed unless the applicant is able to provide the relevantinformation.

Singapore Citizen (SC)

students

Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) studentsInternational (INT)

students

AY2022/23$2100$1500-
AY2023/24$2100$1500-
AY2024/25$2100$1500-

The study award will be evenly splitacross 3 semesters (starting from Year 1, Semester 2) and waived off every semester’s fees(i.e. $700 per semester for SC students and $500 per semester for SPR students).

Skills Future Credit:

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit theSkillsFuture Credit websiteto choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

Scholarships:

Applicants can apply for the scholarships listed below:

*Kindly note for NUS scholarships, only applicants who had secured a place in the programme will be eligible to apply. Applicants may also check with their respective organization about any scholarship opportunities.

FAQs

1. What are clinical psychologists?
A: Clinical psychologists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems and mental illness. They are located in private practice, hospitals, universities, general medical practices, community health centres and mental health services.
Clinical psychologists work with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. They are also involved in designing and implementing a wide range of prevention and mental health promotion programmes. Thus the contribution of a professionally trained clinical psychologist can have a large impact on the health and quality of life of a large number of patients across the life span.

2. How is the NUS Clinical Psychology Programme structured?
A: As with other countries, the NUS Clinical Psychology Programme follows a scientist- practitioner model. This means that students will be required to complete coursework, a thesis, and supervised clinical training practicum.

3. What are the entry requirements for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) Programme and how many people will be accepted for each intake?
A: The Clinical Psychology Programme will accept a relatively small number of applicants each year and entry will be extremely competitive. The minimum entry criteria are a good Honours degree and/or advanced graduate degree in psychology or a closely related discipline.

4. What can I do to improve my chances of acceptance?A: Apart from meeting the minimum academic requirements, applicants can greatly enhance their applications through psychology, volunteer or other clinical work experience. Attendance of clinical workshops, observation programmes, and publication in peer reviewed journals and/or other clinically related activities following graduation are also desirable.

5. What will happen after I submit my application?
A: This is what usually happens:
(a) All applicants will be evaluated to ensure minimum admission requirements have been met on a case-by-case basis.
(b) Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for face-to-face interviews in Singapore.
(c) Acceptance/rejection letters or email will be sent to applicants.

6. How do I know if clinical psychology is for me?
A: Clinical psychology can be both a demanding and rewarding field. Clinical psychologists need to have excellent communication skills and it helps to have an empathic understanding of others.
There may be times when you would be required to work with depressed, distressed and possibly aggressive people. Maturity and the ability to take constructive criticism are necessary attributes for potential clinical students.

7. Are there any scholarships or financial support for students of the programme?
A: There is the newly launchedNUS-Mental Health Counsellor Scholarshipin 2020 for Singaporeans and PRs who have been offered a place in the programme. On the other hand, there are competitive external scholarships available from MOHH (Healthcare Graduate Studies Award) for successful applicants to the programme. Singapore citizens aged 25 and above can also use Skills Future Credit to offset part of the tuition fees.

8. Does the programme meet the requirements to practice as a clinical psychologist in Singapore?
A: Yes, the programme is designed to meet the forthcoming minimum standards for clinical psychology training currently being considered by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

(Video) Getting into a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program--Advice from a Professor

9. Is the clinical programme accredited with the Singapore Psychological Society or other accrediting bodies?
A: Presently there is no formal accreditation of clinical programmes via the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS). Graduates from our programme are eligible for SPS full membership and the Singapore Register of Psychologists. Do note that these bodies may have other criteria to be met. Please visit the SPS websitehttps://singaporepsychologicalsociety.org/ for information on their criteria.

10. Can I do the Master of Psychology (Clinical) programme part-time?
A: At present, the Masters programme only admits full-time students.

11. What is the job market like for clinical psychologists after I graduate?
A: There is currently a need for trained mental health professionals including clinical psychologists in Singapore. It is expected that graduates will be able to secure posts upon graduation.

FAQs

Is Ma psychology and clinical psychology same? ›

In short, yes. Both Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) degrees are offered for clinical psychology, and while academic requirements can be similar, the difference can be found in the overall focus of the subject matter.

What is the difference between Ma and MSc in clinical psychology? ›

Masters in Psychology degrees can take the form of either a Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc). An MSc degree is likely to be more focused on research and the sciences, while an MA may be more focused on the arts and humanities aspects of psychology.

Can I do MSc in clinical psychology? ›

MSc Clinical psychology is a highly sought after course and every year thousands of students apply in colleges and universities to pursue this course. If human psychology and behavioural studies are of interest to you, then you must consider MSc Clinical psychology.

What can I do with a masters in clinical health psychology? ›

Roles that Masters graduates can go into include:
  • Health Psychologist (more senior – e.g. Band 8a, 8b)
  • Registered Health Psychologist (after completing Stage 2)
  • Health Psychology Researcher.
  • Academic (PhD, teaching)
  • Applied/Chartered Psychologist.
  • Psychological Therapist.
  • Public Health Expert/Advisor.
16 Sept 2021

What is the qualification for clinical psychologist? ›

Clinical Psychology as a subject can be pursued at post graduate level for a duration of 2 years. Candidates who have passed three years Bachelor Degree with Psychology as a subject are eligible to pursue the course.

Is clinical psychology a good career? ›

A career in clinical psychology can be a great option as it offers a number of opportunities and pays well too. The point to remember here is that people do not pursue this vocation for just earning money; what really motivates them is the positive impact they will be making in the lives of their patients.

How hard is it to get into clinical psychology Masters? ›

If we calculate the likelihood that a first-year student will obtain a place in a Master of Clinical Psychology, it is 0.26 * 0.624, or 0.16. So, a first-year student has a 1 in 6 chance of becoming a clinical psychologist.

Is MA better or MSc in psychology? ›

There isn't much difference between a MA and MSc degree in psychology, at least in India. You can pursue MSc even after BA and MA after BSc in psychology. It is said that MSc focuses more on the cognitive and research aspect while MA approaches the subject more as a social science.

Can I do MSc clinical psychology after BA psychology? ›

The minimum MSc Psychology eligibility is that the candidate must hold a BA or B.Sc Psychology degree from a recognized university with an aggregate of at least 50% marks. Students holding any other degree such as Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), BA Sociology, B.Sc.

Which course is best for clinical psychology? ›

Top Diploma and PG Diploma courses in India include Psychological Medicine, Applied Psychology, PGD in Counselling Psychology. Offered by many Colleges and Universities and can be of 1-2 years of duration.

Which country is best for masters in clinical psychology? ›

Best Countries to Study Psychology
  • USA.
  • Austria.
  • UK.
  • France.
  • Denmark.
  • The Netherlands.
  • Australia.
  • Canada.

Is psychologist a doctor? ›

Is a clinical psychologist a doctor? Despite the word “clinical,” a clinical psychologist isn't a medical doctor. They usually can't order medical tests, like blood or imaging tests, and they generally can't prescribe medication.

Is a Masters in health psychology worth it? ›

A master's degree in health psychology can lead to a salary increase. Professionals with a graduate degree typically earn higher salaries than those with a bachelor's.

Can you do a psychology masters without a psychology degree? ›

If you're looking to become a psychologist but you don't have a Psychology degree then an MSc Psychology might be the ideal conversion course for you. Completing a BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited course means that you can register as a chartered Psychology practitioner.

What do clinical psychologists do? ›

Clinical psychologists train in psychology. They study the theory and practice of normal and abnormal functioning. Clinical psychologists know how to interpret research literature, and many conduct research themselves. They're experts in psychological theories, assessment, and treatments.

What is the difference between a psychologist and a clinical psychologist? ›

A typical distinction is that general psychologists focus on healthier people, while clinical psychologists focus on people with more serious mental health issues.

Can I get job after MA in Clinical Psychology? ›

What can you do with an MA in Clinical Psychology? You can work at a number of government agencies and offices with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Some of the best jobs open to you are Employment Counsellor, Psychology Program Manager, Social Service Manager, Developmental Specialist, and Human Resource Analyst.

How many years does it take to be a clinical psychologist? ›

To become a clinical psychologist, you will need an undergraduate degree (four to five years of college) plus a doctorate degree (four to seven years of graduate school). For this specialty area, most people will spend between eight to 12 years in higher education.

What are the disadvantages of being a clinical psychologist? ›

TOP CONS OF BEING A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
  • You will first need to complete your bachelor's degree. ...
  • You will need to complete your master's degree to enter the field. ...
  • If you really want to excel, you will need a Doctorate. ...
  • Are you ready for an internship? ...
  • Your education can get really expensive.

Do clinical psychologists get paid well? ›

In addition, they often offer their services through private practice as well, thereby increasing the scope of their earnings. A clinical psychologist makes on average ₹355,326 per year.

Is Clinical Psychology difficult? ›

It's difficulty would be related to how well you like the subject in the first place. If you have the passion and want to know more about that small percentage of people with above-normal psychological problems, then clinical psychology is good for you.

Is becoming a clinical psychologist worth it? ›

If you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their full potential, then becoming a psychologist can be extremely rewarding. While you will often face challenges, seeing your clients make real progress and work towards their goals can give you a feeling of accomplishment.

Why should I study clinical psychology? ›

Clinical Psychology teaches theories and treatment methods that help them address unwanted psychological behaviours of clients or patients and promote states of well-being, self-discovery and personal development.

What GPA do you need for clinical psychology? ›

in Clinical Psychology, for example, often requires at least a 3.7 GPA, along with other additional demands.

Can I become a psychologist with MA? ›

After finishing your MA/MSc in Psychology, you can proceed to become a registered psychologist. For that, you'll need to do an additional two-year MPhil course in Psychology from an institute recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).

Is a Masters in Psychology hard? ›

1. It Is Challenging. Anyone who has completed four years of a psychology undergraduate class must like a challenge, otherwise they would have quit long ago. A master's degree is yet another challenge, and while it might be somewhat daunting, it is also thrilling.

Can I do PhD after MA psychology? ›

You can. You need to have your masters degree from a recognized university and have minimum of 60% of marks to enroll for PhD. Distance learning degree is valid as same a regular degree.

How do I become a psychologist after Masters? ›

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is required in Psychology. The curriculum focuses on personality development, psychotherapy, stress management, and neuro-psychology. Postgraduate specialisation is available, with an MA or M.Sc. in Psychology, Social Work, or Counselling.

How do I become a clinical psychologist after BA? ›

A few common specializations in psychology include Industrial, Counseling, Clinical, Environmental, Social, Sports, etc.
  1. Step 1: Obtain a Bachelor's Degree. ...
  2. Step 2: Gain Some Professional Experience. ...
  3. Step 3: Pursue A Specialised Course. ...
  4. Step 4: Pursue a Doctorate Degree. ...
  5. Step 5: Do Internships. ...
  6. Step 6 Get Certified.

What is the eligibility for MPhil in clinical psychology? ›

MPhil Clinical Psychology Eligibility

The candidate must have completed graduation with clinical psychology or equivalent with a minimum of 45% to 50% aggregate marks from a recognized university or board. The eligibility percentage varies as per different universities and colleges.

Where do clinical psychologists work? ›

in hospitals. in local clinics and health centres. in community mental health teams. in social services, schools and prisons.

What is a Clinical Psychology degree called? ›

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program will prepare students for careers as licensed psychologists, serving their communities through applied clinical practice. This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association through 2027*.

Can clinical psychologist work in school? ›

Psychology jobs can be found in clinical settings, classrooms, research centres, and universities.

Which country pays psychologists the most? ›

Top Destinations for a Career in Psychology
  1. Canada. Over the years, Canada has become a hot choice for aspirants looking for career options in various fields, and it's the same for psychology. ...
  2. The United States of America. ...
  3. Australia. ...
  4. The United Kingdom. ...
  5. Other Countries.
18 Apr 2022

Which country is psychology in demand? ›

Qatar tops the list of the highest paid countries for psychologists. Other countries that are among the top 10 countries that pay the most for psychologists include Switzerland, the United States of America, China and the United Arab Emirates.

Which country is famous for psychology? ›

1. Austria. Home to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Austria has long been at the forefront of psychology. Study abroad programs focused on psychology are available all over the country, offering courses in social psychology, counseling, and research methodologies, among others.

Do psychologists get a DR title? ›

No you can not be called a doctor as clinical psychologists are people who have earned a master's degree in clinical psychology. Those with a Master's degree in psychology, cannot use the title "Dr" until they have a Doctorate.

Who is better psychologist or psychiatrist? ›

Conclusion. Both psychologists and psychiatrists are equally capable in their field to work with mental illness. No one is better than the other, they are experts in their own areas of specialization and effective results are seen when both of them work together to improve an individual's mental wellbeing.

Can psychologist become psychiatrist? ›

Psychology requires a UG & PG degree in Psychology. A Psychiatrist is a physician with a medical degree in Psychiatry. To be a Psychiatrist you will first have to complete your MBBS, followed by an M.D. in Psychiatry. Thus, a total of 7.5 years of study (5.5 years of MBBS + 2 years of M.D.) are required.

Which is better MA Applied Psychology or MA psychology? ›

Hey, Applied psychology focuses more on the real- world implementation of these theories to better serve their community. Basic psychology is different than applied psychology because in this it focuses on theory and fundamental understanding over practical solutions to issues.

Should I get a MA or MS in clinical psychology? ›

In general, MA degrees in psychology place a stronger emphasis on advanced statistical analysis and research methodology, whereas MS degrees often focus more heavily on counseling and the behavioral sciences. Still – there are exceptions to these general rules when it comes to master's degrees in psychology.

What is a Masters in psychology called? ›

The PsyM is considered as a specialization in one of the different fields of psychology (neuropsychology, psychopathology, occupational psychology, ...). A professional PsyM is required to access the title of psychologist, and practice as such in clinical settings .

What is the scope of MA psychology? ›

There are a number of fields where a psychology graduate can make a successful career. Such fields are of health psychology, clinical psychology, sports psychology, educational psychology, school counseling, industrial psychology, social work, and counseling psychology.

Which is better MSC applied psychology or MSC in clinical psychology? ›

So in Clinical Psychology you get a more specialized basis to the Clinical Portions of Psychology only but in Applied Psychology you learn about all the probable scenario possible where the Psychological theories can be applied. I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!

What is difference between clinical psychology and applied psychology? ›

Applied psychology is the application of principles learned in scientific psychological research to real-world applications. Clinical psychology is the application of principles of scientific psychological research to the treatment of psychopathological conditions.

Is clinical psychology basic or applied? ›

Clinical psychology is focused on the study, assessment, and treatment of illnesses relating to mental health and disabilities. This field includes both applied and non-applied clinical psychology.

How hard is it to get into clinical psychology masters? ›

If we calculate the likelihood that a first-year student will obtain a place in a Master of Clinical Psychology, it is 0.26 * 0.624, or 0.16. So, a first-year student has a 1 in 6 chance of becoming a clinical psychologist.

How many years does it take to become a clinical psychologist? ›

However, it takes a long time to qualify – potentially around ten years from starting university – and you'll probably need to do some low-paid or unpaid, unglamorous jobs after you graduate as a first step towards getting a place on the highly competitive clinical psychology doctorate training programme.

Can you become a clinical psychologist without a doctorate? ›

Neither a BSc or MSc will cut it. Nor will a PhD as it is a research degree and not a vocational degree. You essentially need a doctorate (3 years) to practice Psychology, whether it be Clinical/Forensic/Educational. You can, however, be an assistant psychologist with a BSc.

Which is the highest degree in psychology? ›

Doctorate Degree

A doctoral degree is the highest degree you can earn in psychology. A doctorate in psychology typically takes an additional three to seven years to complete, depending on the number of courses taken and the amount of time it takes to finish the dissertation.

Which psychology degree is best? ›

Clinical Psychology

Licensed clinical psychologists who generally hold doctoral degrees will find the best career opportunities, entering well-paying positions in healthcare or mental health organizations, schools, government and nonprofit agencies, or private practice.

Can you be called a psychologist with a Masters? ›

If you are interested in psychology as a profession, you generally need a doctoral degree—either a PhD, PsyD or EdS—in the field. But a number of states do allow individuals to get a psychology license with a master's degree.

Can I get job after MA in clinical psychology? ›

What can you do with an MA in Clinical Psychology? You can work at a number of government agencies and offices with a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Some of the best jobs open to you are Employment Counsellor, Psychology Program Manager, Social Service Manager, Developmental Specialist, and Human Resource Analyst.

Can I get job after Ma psychology? ›

MA Psychology job scope is available for graduates in both the private and the public sectors.
...
MA Psychology Salary Abroad.
Job ProfileSalary
Industrial-Organizational PsychologistUSD 102,530
Clinical PsychologistUSD 81,330
Counseling PsychologistUSD 72,540
Forensic PsychologistUSD 59,440
1 more row
30 May 2022

Can I become a psychologist after Ma psychology? ›

After finishing your MA/MSc in Psychology, you can proceed to become a registered psychologist. For that, you'll need to do an additional two-year MPhil course in Psychology from an institute recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). This is a purely professional course that entails hands-on training.

Videos

1. Clinical Psychology at Queen's University, Kingston Ontario
(Queen's Psychology)
2. Master of Psychology (Clinical)
(The University of Adelaide - Future Students)
3. Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) Student Testimonial
(Cairnmillar)
4. Department of Psychology University of Karachi | Scope | Career Opportunities
(Fit Box)
5. Q&A with Associate Professor Jonathan Ramsay: Master of Psychology (Clinical)
(James Cook University Singapore)
6. Master of Psychology (Clinical)
(University of South Australia)

Top Articles

Latest Posts

Article information

Author: Roderick King

Last Updated: 12/12/2022

Views: 6047

Rating: 4 / 5 (51 voted)

Reviews: 90% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Roderick King

Birthday: 1997-10-09

Address: 3782 Madge Knoll, East Dudley, MA 63913

Phone: +2521695290067

Job: Customer Sales Coordinator

Hobby: Gunsmithing, Embroidery, Parkour, Kitesurfing, Rock climbing, Sand art, Beekeeping

Introduction: My name is Roderick King, I am a cute, splendid, excited, perfect, gentle, funny, vivacious person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.