The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a coursework degree approved by the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. A small number of HECS funded places are available each year. Applications for these places are due on the 31st October in the year preceding admittance.

Course rules and topic information

The University Course Information page contains course aims, topic information and course rules for the Master of Psychology (Clinical).
Further information regarding the application process is also available here.

Course handbook

The MPsych (Clinical) Handbook 2018 can be downloaded here 2018 Master of Psychology (Clinical) program Handbook (PDF 431KB) . This handbook is also a guide for students intending to enrol in 2018.

To assist applicants in selecting a supervisor and research project a list of 2018 Master of Psychology (Clinical) Potential Research Projects is available  2018 Masters Research Projects (DOCX 55KB) . Other staff are happy to discuss projects and their research interests. More information can be obtained from the pages of individual staff members and examples of research projects.

Important note

MPsych (Clinical) students are no longer able to change their status to PhD (Clinical).

How to apply

Online applications for the 2018 intake are now closed.

Note that applicants should apply for either the PhD (Clinical Psychology) or Masters of Clinical Psychology.

Application Process

  • November: Applications are assessed and potential applicants are short-listed for interview.
  • Late November: Short-listed applicants are interviewed.
  • Early December: First round offers are made. Occasionally a second round of offers is made in mid-December.

Entry into the program is extremely competitive. Previous successful applicants typically had a strong academic record (e.g., first class Honours, PhD), and experience relevant to clinical psychology to be short-listed for interview.

Applicants for the MPsych (Clin) and PhD (Clin Psych) who are graduates with psychology degrees from non-Australian universities must have their qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society for equivalence to an Australian programme of study prior to submitting their application. Information about the process for obtaining this assessment can be found on the APS website.

For International Applicants, please submit evidence of English language ability with your application. Download the English Language Skills Standard for more information.

Master of Psychology (Clinical) begins with a session about research and course information on 23rd February, 2018 at 1pm in Social Sciences North Building, room 223 (this session is compulsory).


The College of EPSW will offer small awards to support research costs incurred by Honours, Masters and Graduate Diploma students during their candidature. The application form can be accessed here  EPSW - 18 UNIT Research Awards 2018