Master of Science Degree In Clinical Psychology


The main objective of this programme is to develop competent personnel to meet the demands of clinical psychologists in the 'psychiatric team'.  This will ensure effective and efficient care of the psychologically disordered in Kenya, the adjacent geographical region and beyond.

The programme comprises a Part 1 of 10 theory courses, a Part II of 5 compulsory practicals and a Part III of a dissertation.  Core courses Code HPS 901, HPS 902 and HPS 903 shall be taken first.

The programme covers two academic years consisting of 6 semesters of 15 weeks each. 

A candidate may remain registered in the programme for a period of upto 18 semesters.

A candidate may take a minimum of 2 courses and a maximum of 5 courses per semester.

The following shall be eligible:

Candidates with a minimum qualification of a first degree in human medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing  and veterinary medicine from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognised by the Senate of the University of Nairobi.

Candidates with a minimum of an upper second class degree from the University of Nairobi (or any other institution recognised by the Senate of the University of Nairobi) majoring in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Sociology or Social work.

Candidates with a minimum pass degree from the University of Nairobi (or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi), majoring in Psychology, Counseling psychology, Sociology or Social work provided they have acquired relevant work experience.

Candidates who have fulfilled entry requirements for a Masters Degree in any other Department and on the recommendation of that Department wish to register for a specific course unit.

 Clinical Psychologist can advance as Substance Abuse psychologist,
Human Resources Position, Family / Marriage psychologist,
Forensic Psychologist, Child Psychologists or Learning Disabilities

   YEAR 1     YEAR 2     
TUITION                      192,000.00             192,000.00                 192,000.00                     192,000.00              768,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                          3,000.00                  3,000.00                     3,000.00                         3,000.00                12,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                          6,500.00                               -                       6,500.00                                      -                  13,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                          7,000.00                               -                       7,000.00                                      -                  14,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                          2,250.00                  2,250.00                     2,250.00                         2,250.00                  9,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                          2,000.00                               -                       2,000.00                                      -                    4,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                          5,000.00                               -                       5,000.00                                      -                  10,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                          1,000.00                               -                       1,000.00                                      -                    2,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                          5,000.00                               -                                    -                                        -                    5,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                          1,000.00                               -                       1,000.00                                      -                    2,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                                       -                                      -                         30,000.00                30,000.00
Totals         224,750.00   197,250.00     219,750.00        227,250.00   869,000.00