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Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
  • Program code
  • Program director
    Dr. Tabassum Rashid
  • Program length
    2 Years
  • Credit hours

 About the Program


Effat College of Humanities at Effat University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP) which will provide students with a research-led and practice-based education in the specialized field of clinical psychology. The Program will integrate rigorous on-campus coursework and off-campus internship to train students in clinical assessment, case conceptualization, and evidence-based models of psychotherapy applicable to individuals, couples, families, and groups.

One of the Program's unique features is the integration of technology into mental health education to prepare future clinical psychologists and therapist trained and proficient in the 'digitalized' mental health services, like telemental health, telepsychology, e-therapy, cyber-counselling. This aim will be achieved through the use of state-of-the art laboratories, which are equipped with hard and software like AR/VR, GSR, biofeedback systems, etc.​​​​

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

Program Vision

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program at Effat University aspires to be a premier program dedicated to achieving excellence in evidence based mental health education, scientific rigor and ethically sound clinical practice.

Program Mission

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology program at Effat University aims to educate and train the next-generation of clinical psychologists who are committed to excellence in research and evidence-based clinical practice. Our graduates receive scientific psychological knowledge and rigorous training to treat mental disorders and promote psychological health and well-being in diverse settings.​

Preogram Goals:

  1. Ensure the MSCP Program's achievement of its mission through quality education, research and contribution to national and international communities.
  2. Provide a work environment conducive to productivity and innovative scholarship, through effective leadership and seek national and international accreditation.
  3. Assure academic excellence by providing an innovative, distinctive and high-quality education in the specialized field of Clinical Psychology and provide the necessary resources.
  4. Attract and retain students who will graduate as highly skilled, responsible, ethical and compassionate professional clinical psychologists to carry on the legacy of Queen Effat.  
  5. Attract and retain trained and research oriented faculty and provide them with diverse professional development and research opportunities.
  6. Provide faculty and students with state-of–the-art Psychological Assessment and teaching labs and other facilities to support practice–based teaching & learning.  
  7. Cultivate a research environment to increase faculty and student research activities and output in alignment with the program research goals.
  8. Develop and sustain productive partnerships with the national and international community to support a culture of collaborative and shared knowledge and information.

 Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the MSCP Program are to prepare:

  1. Practitioners of clinical psychology who understand the scientific body of knowledge that is essential clinical practice.
  2. Graduates proficient in research and evidence-based interventions that take into account intercultural and individual diversity and its complexity on clinical practice.
  3. Practitioners of clinical psychology who demonstrate competency in core clinical skills, professional standards and ethics as well as the impact and importance of issues of cultural and individual diversity on clinical practice.
  4. Practitioners of clinical psychology who demonstrate the knowledge and usage of emerging and expanding role of technology in mental health practice.
  5. Graduates for both clinical psychology practice and further graduate studies.​

 Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
  • Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in core clinical skills essential for effective professional practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts in Clinical Psychology
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various research methodologies and data analysis techniques used in Clinical Psychology


  • Strategically apply principles, theories and methods of Clinical psychology to address various mental health and psycho-social issues.
  • Critically interpret various diagnostics, interventions, and therapies
  • Integrate in-depth knowledge and skills to conduct research in Clinical Psychology.
  • Use core clinical skills essential for effective professional practice in Clinical Psychology
  • Communicate professionally with patients and clients and effectively in writing and presentations
  • Use enhanced data analysis techniques to investigate and present solutions to various complex contexts specific to Clinical Psychology
  • Strategically and effectively utilize emerging technology in mental health practice.


  • Demonstrate respect for individual diversity and cultural difference in clinical practice, and competency in professional standards and ethics
  • Show a strong commitment to personal health and well-being and professional development
  • Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, intrapersonal and team skills

 Career Opportunities

Below are some of the potential career opportunities for graduates of the MSCP Program:
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Child Psychologists
  • Substance Abuse Counsellors
  • Family / Marriage Therapists
  • Clinical social workers
  • Health psychologists
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

 Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements (Total of 48 Credits)​

  • Clinical Requirements: 18 credits
  • Interventions Requirements: 9​ credits
  • Research Requirements: 6​ credits
  • ​Internship Requirement: 6 credits
  • Thesis Requirements: 6 credits
  • Technical Electives​: 3 credits

Total Program Credits = 48

Bachelor GPA
2.75/4  or 3.75/5
Major GPA
2.75/4  or 3.75/5
Very Good
Effat Placement Tests
TOEFL / Linguaskill / IELTS
546 / 169 / 6.0
Definitions & Conversion Charts
Additional Department Requirement
Recommendation Letter
Personal Statement
Contact Information
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137785
Tel.+966 122137801 

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