List of Universities in Nigeria Offering Masters in Clinical Psychology

Before going through the list of universities in Nigeria offering clinical psychology, a clear definition of clinical psychology is needed here; Psychology is a very wide discipline, obtaining a B.Sc in Psychology certifies the student has gained the general knowledge of the course, then for Postgraduate level, a student can now decide to specialize in one of the branches of Psychology.

This list is all encompassing as it includes Private universities in Nigeria offering clinical Psychology, we are going to make the list a comprehensive one and please note that your inputs are also needed. You can share your knowledge on the best University to study clinical Psychology in Nigeria as this would be of help to others with intention in furthering their career in this course even to Ph.D level

List of Universities in Nigeria Offering Masters in Clinical Psychology 1

To study clinical Psychology, you must meet certain requirements, these requirements have been well outlined below.

Definition of Clinical Psychology:

Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and behavioural problems.

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According to, It is integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.

For the sake of individuals with interest in studying Clinical Psychology but are in dilemma of which of the Nigerian Universities is currently offering Clinical Psychology as a course in postgraduate level, we have listed the accredited universities in Nigeria offering clinical psychology. These universities includes both private universities and Government owned (Federal and State)

See below for the under listed universities in Nigeria to study Masters in Clinical Psychology in no particular order.


University of Benin (UNIBEN)

Benue State University (BSU)

Redeemer University

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State (UNAD)

University of Ibadan, Oyo State (UI)

University of Ilorin, Kwara State (UNILORIN)

University of Jos, Plateau State (UNIJOS)

University of Lagos, Lagos State (UNILAG)

University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State (UNN)

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University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State (UNIUYO)

Imo State University (IMSU)

Obafemi Awolowo University

Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu, Enugu State

Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State

Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Nigeria Defence Academy Kaduna, Kaduna State

Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos State

Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka, Anambra State

Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State

Covenant University

Plateau State University Bokkos, Plateau State

Renaissance University Enugu, Enugu State

Lead City University

University of Science and Technology Ifaki-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Entry Requirements For Masters In Clinical Psychology In Nigeria Universities

Candidates for admission into MSc. Programmes in Psychology must possess the following:

  • A minimum of second class Lower (2.2) Honours Degree in Psychology from a recognized University with at least a CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 point scale, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology.
  • Candidates for M.Sc. Social and Terrorism Psychology must have a minimum of Second Class Lower Division and above in Psychology.
  • Those with a Pass or Third Class degrees in Psychology will require an additional Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
  • Persons without a first degree in Psychology MUST have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Candidates must also satisfy requirements of the University for B.Sc. Psychology.
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With the above, information we hope your curiosity as regards the accredited universities in Nigeria offering Clinical Psychology has been well defined, if you need to ask question or input as regards the above, you can reach us via the comment section below.

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