m.Sc - program

The vision of NIP M.Sc Program is to provide a forum for intellectual Growth and stimulation for youth. The focus is on the development of psychologists and scientists of human behavior to be productive and useful for society. The M.Sc Program is comprised up of 13 core compulsory courses, 3 optional and 3 specialized optional courses of 60 credit hours. The compulsory courses are taught in 1st and 2nd semester to develop a solid basis in the science of psychology. Optional and specialized optional courses are taught in 3rd and 4th semester. Two of the compulsory courses (Internship & research Project) are also offered in 3rd and 4th semester.

Compulsory Courses (3 Credit Hour Each)

Py-301: Historical and Contemporary Issues in Psychology
Py-302: Applied Statistics
Py-305: Measurement in Psychology
Py-306: Social Psychology
Py-307: Personality Psychology
Py-315: Experimental Psychology
Py-316: Psychopathology
Py-317: Research Methods in Psychology
Py-318: Data Analysis in Research
Py-319: Introduction to Applied areas of Psychology
Py-320: Cognitive & Affective Processes
Py-001: English Proficiency
Py-416: Internship
Py-499: Research Project (6 Credit Hour)

Optional Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Py-481: Psychology of Communication
Py-482: Mass communication
Py-483: Behavioral Neuroscience
Py-484: Developmental Psychology
Py-485: Health Psychology
Py-486: Clinical Psychology
Py-487: Environmental Psychology
Py-488: Psychology of Deviant Behavior
Py-489: Psychology of Special Children

Specialized Optional Courses (9 credit hours)

NIP also offers specialization in three significant fields of psychology to provide students with training and education through specialized courses. Specialization areas are as follows:

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Py-401: Career Counseling
Py-402: Human Resource Management
Py-410: Psychology of Work Environment
Py-412: Organizational Behavior
Py-413: Consumer Behavior & Marketing Research
Py-414: Leadership & Interpersonal Communication

Developmental Psychopathology

Py-456: Developmental Disorder I
Py-457: Developmental Disorder II
Py-458: Developmental Psychopathology and Its Prevention

Educational Psychology

Py-426: School Psychology
Py-429: Education and Community
Py-430: Learning and Motivation
Py-432: Designing and Managing Classroom Instruction
Py-433: Assessment, Evaluation and Interventions

Psychology of Gender

Py-470: Theoretical Development of Gender
Py-471: Gender Analysis
Py-472: Gender Issues
Py-473: Gender and Development

Internship / fieldwork (3 Credit Hours)

In addition to course work students are encouraged to gain some real life experience during their university years. There will be six week internship with some organization. Students are required to write a report of their internship, a faculty supervisor of the internship with the concerned organization will assess the performance of student. The glory and benefit of this internship program is to provide a chance for students to experience professional life and improve their skills. This will also increase the chances of employment as many students following their postgraduate degree have been offered job from sites where they completed internship.

Research Project (6 Credit Hours)
NIP is a premier educational institution conducting high-level research concerning personal and social issues and problems. The emphasis of its academic activities particularly research has been based on issues of national importance. The focus of research is to highlight the significance of research culture and scientific approach to resolve personal and social problems. Each student is required to conduct a study under the supervision of a faculty member. The research report will be evaluated by viva voce examination done by a committee including an external examiner nominated by the Vice Chancellor. Presently, research in following areas is being actively pursued: educational and school psychology, social psychology, test development and psychological testing, guidance and c
ounseling, gender issues, developmental and child psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology, industrial organizational psychology, work environment and communication in organization.

Facilities in NIP
NIP is continuously in process of growing and their basic aim is to facilitate their students with the environment that can stimulate growth and learning.

  • Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Testing Resource Center
  • Experimental Lab
  • Counseling Center


Activities at NIP

NIP is very active in organizing the educational as well as extracurricular activities to facilitate students to excel and improve their personal growth.

  • Educational Activities
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Conferences
    • Debate Competition
  • Extracurricular Activities
    • Welcome and Farewell Parties
    • Bonfire
    • Annual Dinner
    • Funfair
    • Trips


Applications for admission are invited from all over the Pakistan and admission is made on the basis of Admission Test, merit determined by commulative academic record, and regional quota. Any person holding a Bachelor's degree from a Pakistani university, or an equivalent degree from any other recognized university, with at least a second division or its equivalent grade, is eligible for admission. Those students who have failed (in completing their Master's degree) from this University, who already possess a Master's degree or an equivalent degree from this or any other university, those who are/were on the rolls of this University and those who are beyond the age of 26 years (unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor) are not eligible for admission.
The minimum duration for completing Master's degree is four semesters. An academic year of the University comprises of two semesters, each of a minimum duration of 16 weeks of teaching. The Institute may, with the prior approval of its Academic Committee, can arrange courses during summer vocations.


A Master's degree is awarded for passing a minimum of 60 credits. A course of one credit means one hour of lecture or three hours of Laboratory work per week. A student is evaluated in each course on the basis of sessional evaluation (50% marks) and terminal examinations (50% marks). A student is eligible to appear in the terminal examination provided that he/she has attended not less than 80% of the lectures delivered and 80% of practicals prescribed for the respective course. The minimum pass marks for the each course are 50%. A student obtaining less than 50% marks in any course is deemed to have failed in that course and that the marks obtained are not counted towards the aggregate marks. If a student fails to appear in the terminal examination of a course on medical or any other reason, she/he is treated as absent and failed.
A student is required to pass at least 12 credits of courses in each of the 1st and 2'nd' semester failing which the student is deemed to have failed in the respective semester. A student is required to pass at least 9 credits of courses in each of the 3rd and 4th semester failing which the student is deemed to have failed in the respective semester. A student failing to pass 60 credits of course work at the end of 4th semester is required to pass in the 5th semester at least 9 credit hours of course work or all the remaining credits if less than 9, failing which he/she is deemed to have failed in that semester. A student failing to pass 60 credits courses at the end of 6th semester ceases to be a student of the University.
Candidates securing 80% marks or above in a course are given grade A, 60% to 79.9% grade B and 50% to 50.9% grade C. The overall performance of the student is graded in the same manner.