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MA in Clinical Psychology


Duration of Course

Medium of Instruction

No. of Seats

  CVM University,
Vallabh Vidyanagar
Two Years English / Gujarati 40  
Course Structure

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is a rigorous two-year postgraduate course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the theory, research, and practice of clinical psychology. Rooted in the foundational principles of psychology, this program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue careers as competent and ethical clinical practitioners.

In the first year of the program, students embark on a journey of exploration into the core concepts and principles of psychology. They delve into subjects such as General Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling Psychology, gaining a solid theoretical foundation upon which to build their clinical expertise. Additionally, students engage in coursework focused on Research Methodology, and the foundations of Clinical Psychology.

As students progress into the second year of the program, they have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of clinical practice through advanced coursework and practical experiences. The curriculum expands to include topics such as Advanced Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology, Psychology Assessments, and Psychotherapy Approaches and Techniques. Through a combination of theoretical study, case analysis, and supervised practice, students develop the clinical skills and competencies necessary for effective assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders.

A distinguishing feature of the MA in Clinical Psychology program is the inclusion of optional elective courses, including the option to pursue a dissertation. This elective component allows students to tailor their academic experience to align with their specific interests and career goals. The dissertation option provides students with the opportunity to engage in independent research under the guidance of faculty mentors, allowing them to explore specialized topics within the field of clinical psychology and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.

By offering a blend of theoretical coursework, practical training, and opportunities for independent research, the MA in Clinical Psychology program prepares graduates for a wide range of career paths in clinical practice, research, academia, and beyond. Graduates emerge from the program with a deep understanding of human behavior and mental processes, along with the practical skills and ethical framework necessary to make meaningful contributions to the mental health and well-being of individuals and communities.



  • Candidates for the Degree of Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology must have passed the bachelor's degree (B.Sc./B.A.) Examination with a major/minor subject in Psychology conducted by a UGC recognized university or an examination of any other University or statutory Examining Body recognized as equivalent thereto in accordance with university regulations.
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