It is one of the first Postgraduate programmes initiated at SDM College Ujire. Having seen more than a decade and a half successful academic years, the course has produced some of the finest Psychologists of the country. The Alumni of the department are now placed in number of institutes of National and International repute. It also has the repute of having a Research Centre affiliated to Mangalore University and qualified guides for pursuing Doctoral programmes.
Candidates who have passed the three year BA/B.Sc. degree examination of Mangalore University or any other University considered as equivalent there to, with psychology as major/ optional subject are eligible for admission to the programme provided they have secured a minimum of 45% (40% SC/ST/Category - I Candidates) marks in cognate subject.