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
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.
According to wellminded.com, 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.
LIST OF UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA THAT OFFERS MASTERS (M.Sc) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Benue State University (BSU)
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)
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
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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What if one have degree in guidance and counseling will she be allowed to study clinical counselling?
It might look similar, but its different. Just like physiology is different from physiotherapy. Even you find your way in and get the admission, you wont be about to practice with first having a degree in Psychology, not even a related discipline.
Can someone that has M.ed in guidance and counselling qualify to do masters in clinical psychology?
Does UI offer PGD in psychology so one can proceed for clinical psychology later?
Pls, I have a third class in psychology but my institution ( OAU) said I cannot further with any masters in psychology because the department doesn’t offer post graduate diploma in psychology. I love to study clinical psychology, please,what do u suggest for me to achieve my dream?
Can someone that has degree in counselling psychology qualify to do masters in clinical psychology?
Yes you can
According to what the National Associated of Clinical psychology. A degree in PSYCHOLOGY is a must
Can someone who has degree in philosophy apply for masters in clinical psychology
I have BSc Ed in Social
Studies. Can I be opportune to enroll for master in clinical psychology?
I studied accountancy….can I do a post graduate diploma in psychology and then proceed to do masters in clinical psychology
Yes you can but your O’level will pose a hinderance.
When is the next admission after this one
Thank you very much…. I found this post very helpfull
I did my honours in psychology in South Africa am I allowed to study masters in clinical psychology in Nigeria?
Yes but you must meet the requirements for international students.
I have a 2.6 cgpa which is still under second class lower. Will I be accepted to UI for my masters in psychology. If not does UI have pgd in psychology
Yes you can be accepted. What’s your first degree?
Pls I need to know too
Please, what’s the best route to M.sc clinical psychology for B, pharm. graduate
You can go directly from B.Pharm to study M.sc clinical psychology.
Thanks a lot, I’ve found this post helpful. What is the best route for a fellow in Family Medicine to do a Masters in Clinical Psychology?
I have a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Ui, can I apply for masters in clinical psychology?
No you can’t.
Pls is it possible for an mbbs holder to enrol for masters in clinical psychology…
I studied medicine and surgery and have an MBBS degree. Please can I apply for MSc clinical psychology directly? Without the postgraduate diploma first
Of course you can
I have a degree in nursing, is it possible to apply for a master’s in clinical psychology.
Yes it is
What of online program
Masters in Clinical Psychology is not currently offered online by any of the universities in Nigeria
Can one use an MBBS degree to study masters in COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY?
Clinical Psychology you mean? If that’s what you mean then yes it is possible.