M.Sc. | Psychology (Clinical)

Programme Overview

Offered by: School of Social Sciences & Humanities

This M.Sc. Psychology programme provides a thorough theoretical grounding and research-driven training relevant to clinical psychology. The programme explores the advances in Clinical Psychology, a discipline addressing behavioural and mental health issues including intellectual, emotional, psychological, social and behavioural maladjustments. It seeks to deliver a thorough and holistic understanding of psychological functioning at the individual and social levels. Due to its meticulously designed curriculum and systematic implementation of the programme, CMR University is ranked among the best M.Sc. Psychology colleges in Bangalore. Upon completion of Master of Science degree in Psychology (Clinical), a student will be able to work as practitioner/ therapist/ counsellor across different types of organisations/ hospitals.

Programme Duration

2 years (4 Semesters)

Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

For admission to M.Sc. – Psychology (Clinical) programme, candidate must have passed Bachelor degree examination in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST/PH students) with Psychology as one of the optional subjects.


Programme Structure

I Semester

II Semester

III Semester

IV Semester


Psychology laboratory

Psychology laboratory in CMR University is well equipped with all kinds of psychological testing and assessments. It has all the apparatus based experiments and the paper pencil assessment in psychometric testing for undergraduate level as well as post graduate level for clinical and HRDM specialization. It includes a massive number of 68 experiments along with assessments and apparatus based testing encompassing a huge array of psychometric assessments which opens a whole new domain for students who wish to pursue a career in psychology and forms the foundation for the path to being well learned practicing psychologists.Practical experience during graduate study is important for many reasons. It provides an opportunity to apply gained knowledge in the classroom in real world setting.
The psychology lab has well ventilated seating arrangement for students and all the facilities to urge them for a better experience on the platform provided by the university, with experiments ranging from assessing ones mental and cognitive skills, to addressing serious clinical issues like depression and other mental disorders with availability of Becks depression inventory and intelligence tests providing a vast array of tests that are very rarly provided in colleges like Binetkamat intelligence test kit and Weschlers intelligence scale. To add to the magnanimity there are personality testing and the widely popular projective tests like Rorschach and Thematic Apperception Test.

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case studies/Case lets, Practical orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry-integrated learning, Practical activities / problem solving exercises, Class presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures / Webinars / Industrial Visits, Industrial / Social / Rural projects, Participation in Seminars/ Academic Events/Symposia, etc. or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.


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