Master of Educational Psychology

  • CRICOS code: 009699J

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February


  • Qualify as a registered psychologist
  • Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
  • Become a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists
  • Highly relevant to schools
  • Experience placement in a practical setting

One of only four educational psychology courses in the country, our highly regarded Master of Educational Psychology will prepare you to work as a registered psychologist supporting individuals with developmental and learning issues. The course will provide you with valuable skills in counselling, psychological assessment, research methods, intervention, group work, consultation and multidisciplinary team work.


Successful completion of the course will qualify you to practice as a registered psychologist and become a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.

Who is the course for?

The Master of Educational Psychology is for students who want to work in a range of educational settings upon graduation. These settings include being in schools as a psychologist, student counsellor or welfare coordinator. Or within agencies treating children with emotional and behavioural difficulties or aged care.

Why choose the Master of Educational Psychology with us?

You’ll be taught by a number of internationally recognised education experts. As well as strong leaders and educators, the course has also been built for practical application in the real world. You will be on placement from semester 1, giving you chance to apply your learnings in a real setting. Once you complete the course, you can take your learnings into a range of workplaces and make real impact.

To date, all of our graduates gain employment by the start of the year after graduating. Many students are employed where they complete their placement, prior to graduating.

The reputation of the University of Melbourne is strong and globally recognised, particularly for education where MGSE has been ranked #1* in Australia. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research.

Support while you learn

We take pride in the excellent support we offer our Master of Educational Psychology students from enrolment, throughout their studies, and beyond. If you are an Indigenous student, we offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education

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