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).

Course handbook

The MPsych (Clin) Handbook 2017 (PDF 446KB) can be downloaded. This handbook is also a guide for students intending to enrol in 2017.

To assist applicants in selecting a supervisor and research project a list of  2017 Master of Psychology (Clinical) Potential Research Projects (DOCX 65KB)  is available. 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

Applications for 2018 intake will be available late September 2017.

Applications process as follows- 

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 December or January.

Entry into the program is extremely competitive.  Applicants typically need a strong academic record (e.g., an upper 2A Honours result or equivalent, or higher), 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 web.


Master of Psychology (Clinical) begins with a session about research on Friday 24th February, 2017 at 1pm (this session is compulsory). The session will be held in the Social Sciences North Building Room 223. There will be an introduction to the course from 3pm - 4pm and then a welcome event to meet the school academics and continuing Masters/PhD students from 4pm-6pm

Scholarship opportunity

This is a link to the applications for the 2017 NAHSSS Clinical Psychology Scholarship open date to be confirmed.