Psychology

The Psychology Master's Program offers students the opportunity to pursue either a social or clinical psychology track. Students who pursue the social track will critically engage in a wide range of topics, including intergroup and interpersonal relations, prejudice and discrimination, conflict management and resolution, identity, culture, behavior, and influence.

Students who pursue the clinical psychology track will study topics relating to mental and psychological health. They will benefit from training on assessment, counseling, psychotherapy, and psycho-social intervention.

The curriculum combines theory and practice, offering internships and on-site research and training. It is designed to educate psychologists on finding solutions to social and psychological problems. It enables them to develop strong research foundations in the fields of psychology and mental health and acquire the required professional skills to understand human behavior and solve individual and societal problems in Qatar and the Arab region. The Program also prepares students to respond to the unique challenges currently facing the local and global societies.


Social Psychology Program 

Mission Statement:

To train and equip students with the research foundations and practical skills necessary to understand human and social behavior and to apply emerging knowledge, tools, and research to the solution of individual, societal, cultural, and organizational problems, in Qatar, the Arab World, and global communities. It also seeks to raise the level and quality of Arab scholarly contributions to the field of social psychology and to prepare graduates for the unique challenges associated with today's increasingly global, diverse, and shifting societies.


Program Learning Objectives (PLOs):

PLO 1: Develop an understanding of social psychology and its foundations, methods, underpinning theoretical and empirical frameworks, as well as its key questions, issues, and advancements.

PLO 2: Interpret and critically assess social psychological research and deploy a scientific approach to discourses about social and cultural issues. 

PLO 3: Design, conduct, analyze, interpret, and communicate social psychological research with sensitivity to cultural issues and ethical principles.

PLO 4: Apply social psychological concepts, theories, and research findings to the resolution of individual, social, and cultural challenges and issues.  

PLO 5: Demonstrate decision-making competencies that are guided by, and are consistent with, scientific standards for argumentation and evidence, ethics, professionalism, and academic integrity.  


Clinical Psychology Program 

Mission Statement:

This study program trains and equips students with the theoretical, research foundations, and practical and clinical skills necessary to pursue a professional and/or research career in clinical psychology. The program will enable students to gain specialized psycho-diagnostic and psychotherapeutic knowledge and to practice a range of clinical psychological assessments and therapies. A strong emphasis is placed on the acquisition of both professional and applied skills relevant to the practice of clinical psychology as well as academic and research skills essential to understand, assess, conduct, and apply scientific clinical psychological research. This program of study also seeks to raise the level and quality of Arab scholarly contributions to the field of clinical psychology and to prepare graduates for the unique challenges associated with today's increasingly global, diverse, and shifting societies.


Program Learning Objectives (PLOs):

PLO 1: Develop an understanding of clinical psychology and its foundations, methods, underpinning theoretical and empirical frameworks, as well as its key questions, issues, and advancements.

PLO 2: Interpret and critically evaluate published scientific research in clinical psychology to make independent and well-informed contributions to discussions relevant to the field. 

PLO 3: Design, conduct, analyze, interpret, and communicate clinical psychological research with sensitivity to cultural issues and ethical principles.

PLO 4: Develop competence in the application of clinical psychological theory and research in the conceptualization, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders, utilizing empirically supported models and evidence-based approaches.

PLO 5: Demonstrate decision-making competencies that are guided by, and are consistent with, scientific standards for argumentation and evidence, ethics, professionalism, and academic integrity.