Admission  @Universiti Sains Malaysia

Master of Psychology (Clinical) - USM@KL


This programme aims to produce graduates who:

  • Work as clinical psychologist at various institutions
  • Are recognized by the Malaysian Allied Health Profession Act 2016
  • Are able to continue their study at doctorate level either in the field of Clinical Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology.

The programme will be conducted at Universiti Sains Malaysia - KL Campus and/or Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris - Sultan Azlan Shah Campus, Proton City, Tanjung Malim, Perak. Clinical practicum will be held at different locations such as Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, UPSI Psychology Clinic or any other locations approved by the USM-UPSI Joint Committee.

Application period: 1 February - 31 May 

Expertise available in the following School:
School of Medical Sciences


i. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.75 out of 4.00 ; (A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology not meeting CGPA of 2.75 (but not lower 2.25) can be accepted subject to internal assessment by an independent review panel)


ii. A Bachelor’s degree in any field from recognized universities with minimum CGPA 2.75 of 4.00 AND a minimum 30 credit of prerequisites modules in Psychology with minimum CGPA 2.75 of 4.00 AND a Graduate Record Examination United States of America (GREUSA) Subject Test (Psychology) with minimum score of 550 ;


iii. Any relevant of equivalent, experience and requirement accepted by USM-UPSI or any relevant authority in Malaysia in accordance to MQA Program Standards for Psychology.

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**Candidates who qualify for admissions will be invited to attend pre-entry interviews to complete the application process.


(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

The minimum score for each programme can be vary from the below list, candidates are required to check for each programme requirements.

  • A minimum of Band 5 for IELTS; or
  • A minimum score of 40 for TOEFL (Internet-based); or
  • A minimum of Band 7.5 for TOEFL Essentials (Online); or
  • A minimum score of 154 for Cambridge English: Advance (CAE)/Proficiency (CPE) /Preliminary (PET) /First (FCE)/ Linguaskill Online min. score 154; or
  • A minimum score of 47 for Pearson Test of English (PTE); or
  • A minimum of Band 107 for CIEP Level (ELS); or
  • A minimum of Band 3.5 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET)

Exemption is given to candidate if:

  • English is the candidate’s mother tongue or National Language; or
  • Candidate graduated from an Institution of Higher Learning in which the medium of instruction at Bachelor and/or Master degree level is English (statement of proof required)

Full Time : Min. 4 semesters (2 years), Max. 8 semesters (4 years)

Part Time : Min. 6 semesters (3 years), Max. 12 semesters (6 years)



Malaysian (MYR) International (USD)

Registration Fee : 310.00

Tuition Fee : 550.00 X 70 Units = 38,500.00

Convocation Fee : 200.00

Registration Fees : 222.50

Personal Bond : 1000.00

Tuition Fees : 550.00 X 70 Units = 38,500.00

Convocation Fee : 50.00

** Fees are subject to change


Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel : +604 653 2606
Fax : +604 653 2940
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Student Admission Unit
Academic Management Division
Registry, Level 2, Chancellory Building
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel : 1 300 888 876 / +604-6533196
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