The Department of Psychology has been offering BA/BS Psychology for many years now. Over the years the Psychology program has been one of the fastest growing at Forman Christian College University. Recently, a psychological lab and a psychological test resource centre was established in the department. With these facilities, students have increased exposure to the use of the apparatuses and tests, enhancing their learning and adding to their preparation in the fields of psychology.

The faculty’s research focuses on both the conceptual/theoretical and the applied/practical aspects of the field, emphasizing critical thinking and praxis in the cultural context. Our students easily gain admission in post-graduate programs both nationally and internationally.


The Department of Psychology is very excited to offer the professional MS Program in Clinical Psychology, admitting its inaugural class in Fall of 2018. The duration of the MS in Clinical Psychology is two years and is a full-time program, five days a week. The MS in Clinical Psychology program comprises of 40 credit hours of mandatory course work, a research thesis for 6 credits and minimum 840 supervised hours of clinical placement.  Classes are conducted interactively, and the total learning experience includes a mix of lectures, discussions, tutorials, group projects, individual presentations, demonstrations, role plays as well as writing psychological assessment and clinical case reports based on their placements. Students will do a supervised clinical placement in psychiatry departments of hospitals and/or special education facilities.

Requirements for Award of Degree

  • MS in clinical Psychology is a full time professional training program.
  • The total duration of MS in clinical psychology program will span over 24 months, that is, 4 semesters.
  • There will be two semesters in a year, that is, Fall and Spring.
  • Minimum 75% attendance is mandatory for appearing in examinations for all semesters.
  • For award of M.S degree, candidates will require to complete 40 credit hours of course work. Trainees will be required to go for placements consisting of 840 credit hours along with a minimum of 6 credit hours for research work/thesis.

Four-year BS (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized university in the discipline of applied or general Psychology, with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours.*


Conventional MSc in applied or general Psychology with a minimum of 60% marks.*

Acceptance is based upon the following:

Academic Qualifications60 %
Entry test (written)30%

The Entry test would be from five areas in Psychology (Abnormal, Clinical, statistics, Research Methods, and Psychological Assessment).

*Note: Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Dr Ivan Suneel

Vice Rector of Intermediate Section
Chairperson & Assistant Professor
Consultant Counselor
Guardian Newton Hall

PhD Clinical Psychology (UMT, Lahore)
MS (GC, Lahore)
MSc (PU, Lahore)
ADCP (PU, Lahore)
Room # 338, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 652

Dr Sarah Shahed


PhD Applied Psychology (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
MSc Health Psychology (University of Surrey, UK)
MPhil Psychology (National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
MSc Applied Psychology (University of the Punjab, Lahore)
Room # 340, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 654

Dr Elizabeth Maria Schwaiger

Assistant Professor

PsyD (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, USA)
MA (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, USA)
Room # 339, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 653

Dr Shaista Jabeen

Assistant Professor

PhD in Clinical Psychology (PU)
Advanced Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PU)
Room # 336, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 651

Aisha Ateeq

Assistant Professor and Campus Counselor

MSc (Middlesex University, UK)
MSc (PU, Lahore)
Room # 348, Cabin 1, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 651
Counselor's office # 4 Campus Counseling Center, First Floor, Mercy Health Center
Ext: 781

Abia Nazim

Assistant Professor

Currently PhD Candidate (BNU, Lahore)
MS Clinical Psychology (Government College University, Lahore)
ADCP (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Room # 348, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 656

Maryam F Munir

Assistant Professor

MSc (QAU, Islamabad)
MPhil (PU, Lahore)
Room # 348, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 656

Nazia Asif Takkhar

Assistant Professor

MS (GCU Lahore)

Khadija Malik


MPhil (GCU)

Arman Ashraf


M.A Developmental Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS (Hons) Psychology, Forman Christian College
Room # 348, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 656

  • One of the best Clinical faculty on board. Most of the faculty members have a sound clinical experience of working in professional clinical settings nationally and internationally.
  • Fully equipped Psychological Assessment Recourse Center which including, intelligence tests, aptitude tests, personality tests screening and diagnostic tests and neuropsychological assessment instruments
  • Well equipped psychology lab that has a number of varied apparatuses to conduct experiments to enhance student learning
  • Student teacher interaction is welcomed and encouraged in and outside classes that help the students to develop good relationships and also understand the role of boundaries in a relationship. Moreover, it helps them to hone their communication skills
  • English language is used with the students at all times to enhance their level of English proficiency
  • Ewing Memorial Library at Forman is well stocked with latest books, journals, and periodicals of Psychology
  • Assess to electronic data basis,
  • Many classrooms are smart classrooms that are equipped with multimedia and smart screens
  • Rigorous clinical teaching and training to assess, diagnose, plan and implement clinical intervention. They also learn to write assessment and clinical reports
  • Clinical placements at some teaching hospitals and the trainees would be supervised by experienced Clinical Psychologists
  • The students get rigorous training in research too. The students also learn to write research academically, analyze the data, report the findings in an empirically manner and above all up hold academic integrity
  • Ongoing workshops and seminars by some experts from the field of Clinical psychology to refresh or upgrade the knowledge of the students are regularly conducted.
  • Clinical case conferences on regular basis would be held so that students learn from the experience of others and also learn to give positive feedback
  • For the personal growth of the students “Growth Groups” are done
  • A student body by the title of Armacost Psychological Society is in place to help students hone their leadership skills and also to learn to manage events under pressure
  • Ten full-time faculty members with primary appointments in Psychology; eight of them have extensive clinical backgrounds.
  • A Psychological Assessment Center is equipped with personality, intelligence, diagnostic and neurological tests.
  • A Psychology Lab for students to do their own experiments.
  • 840 hours of supervised clinical training.
  • Clinical training in administering, scoring, interpreting and reporting psychological tests, as well as in clinical report writing.
  • Training in diagnosing disorders, differential diagnosis, and intervention.
  • Hands-on training in making management plans for clients/patients.
  • Training in professional ethics and international clinical practice standards.
  • Numerous opportunities for personal growth.

Fee Structure

MS Clinical Psychology
Program2019FA2020SPTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotalTuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal
MS Clinical Psychology156,50017,00015,000188,500156,50017,00015,000188,500345,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Abia Nazim

Assistant Professor

Currently PhD Candidate (BNU, Lahore)
MS Clinical Psychology (Government College University, Lahore)
ADCP (University of Punjab, Lahore)
Room # 348, Business and Social Sciences Building
Ext: 656