Department of Applied Psychology


Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. It is one of the leading fields related to health and wellness, helping humans to understand their own emotions, thought patterns, and behaviors. By studying psychology, you can join a number of professions that may be as a clinical, educational, industrial, or developmental psychologist, and pursue your career in research and development as well.

Vision and Mission

“Establishment of State-of-the-Art Educational Institutions with a Focus on Inculcating Islamic Ethical Values”


Applied Psychology is the use of the scientific findings of Psychology to solve practical problems of human and animal behavior and mental processes. The principles of psychology are being applied in mental and physical health, organizational settings, business management, education, product design, ergonomics, and law. Some of the key areas of applied psychology include clinical psychology, counseling psychology, evolutionary psychology, Industrial and organizational psychology, legal psychology, neuropsychology, occupational psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology, school psychology, sports psychology, community psychology. In addition, several specialized areas in the general field of psychology have applied branches (e.g., Applied Social Psychology, Applied Cognitive Psychology).

Offered Programs

BS Applied Psychology

MS Clinical Psychology

Advanced Diploma in Clinical Psychology (ADCP)

Advance Diploma in Addiction Sciences (ADAS)


Dr. Saira Khan

HOD/Associate Professor

The Department of Applied Psychology is one of the best choices for those seeking education in the discipline of psychology to prepare for a bright career. The department was established in 2016 with a vision to inculcate Islamic ethical values along with modern day education. Currently we are offering undergraduate (BS) and post-graduate programs i.e., MS in Clinical Psychology (MSCP), Advance Diploma in Clinical Psychology (ADCP), and Advance Diploma in Addiction Sciences. “We are committed to nurturing and educating our students by imparting both up-to-date knowledge and essential skills in research and critical thinking. Our focus extends to enhancing their practical abilities, as well as honing written and oral communication skills, contributing to the overall development of their clinical acumen.


Dr. Rabia Hanif

Associate Professor/Former HOD

Dr. Aftab Hussain

Assistant Professor

Dr. Saira Khan

Associate Professor

Dr. Tahira Parveen

Assistant Professor

Fayyaz Ahmed

Senior Lecturer

Ms. Iqra Sarwar

Senior Lecturer

Jawairia Zafar

Senior Lecturer

Maria Tanvir

Senior Lecturer

Muhammad Umar Fayyaz

Senior Lecturer

Saleha Bibi

Senior Lecturer

Samia Mazhar

Senior Lecturer

Warm Welcome

The Department of Applied Psychology, on behalf of Riphah International University, welcomes you to our website! Our department is committed to facilitate our students by involving them in curricular and co-curricular activities, which aims to enhancing the knowledge, resources, research, and passion to our field of psychology.


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