Course - Post Graduate
Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
Eligibility: Any bachelor’s degree. This without a background in psychology are required to take the bridge courses prescribed by the department.

Clinical psychology is one of the branches of psychology that is focused on diagnosing, treating mental illness, abnormal behaviour, and psychiatric problems with the help of assessment and testing. It is one of the core disciplines in the area of mental health and illness that has grown significantly. Mental health problems are continuously on the rise owing to changes in lifestyle, habits and mounting stress in personal, occupational and social domains across various sections of the society.

About the program

This program aims to guide our students to become well-skilled, knowledgeable and efficient professionals in the field of clinical psychology. Students will apply knowledge and methods from all substantive fields of bio-psychosocial sciences for the promotion and maintenance of mental health of individuals. Varieties of techniques and methods derived from several branches of psychology will be used in promotion of mental health, and in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mental and physical disorders and problems where psychological factors play a major role.

Since clinical psychologists play an important role in optimizing the health care delivery system and as there is an urgent need to train more individuals in this field to meet unmet requirements and fill the gap in the number of clinical psychologists in India, introducing the field as a specialisation would enable the students to enter into this field and be eligible in further formal training paving their way to becoming professional clinical psychologists.

Clinical Psychology combines classroom-based curriculum with clinical research. Before graduation, the students must complete a clinical case study project or an internship to demonstrate their knowledge in a specific clinical area or issue.

Course of study

Typical coursework for the master's degree program includes psychotherapy and the following:

  1. Clinical assessment
  2. Group therapy
  3. Advanced psychology
  4. Personality testing
  5. Marital and family systems
  6. Therapy and crisis intervention

Career prospects

  • Behavioral health psychologist
  • Child psychologist
  • Clinical case manager
  • Teaching and research
  • Clinical social worker
  • Counseling psychologist
  • Mental health social worker
  • Neuropsychologist

Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
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