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).
The 2013 Master of Psychology (Clinical) course handbook (PDF 680KB) can be downloaded here. This handbook is also a guide for students intending to enrol in 2014. Information regarding Clinical Research Projects Available 2013 (PDF 162KB) is also provided.
To assist applicants in selecting a supervisor and research project a list of potential projects and supervisors (DOCX 43KB) 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.
MPsych (Clinical) students are no longer able to change their status to PhD (Clinical).
How to apply
Applications for entry in 2013 have now closed. Applications for entry in 2014 will open during August 2013 and close on 31st October 2013.
October 31: Application due.
November: Applications are assessed and potential applicants are short-listed for interview.
Early December: Short-listed applicants are interviewed.
Mid-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.
Applications for the 2013 NAHSSS Clinical Psychology Scholarship open on the 6 August and close on the 1 October.