Coursework

Master of Professional Psychology

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Overview

Applications for 2022 SEMESTER 1 Intake are NOW CLOSED.
Selection and course timelinesDate

Application closing date including:

  • Date to submit referee reports
  • (if applicable) APS assessment (for external applicants who have studied outside of Australia only)
15 September 2021
Provisional interview dates Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview between early November to mid December.
Successful applicants notified At the conclusion of the interview period
Unsuccessful applicants notified

No earlier than late December/Early January

Orientation & Class Start

End of February / Early March

To make your application experience easier, please ensure you review the Before you Apply checklist below.

Note: There is only one intake in Semester 1 and no mid-year intake.

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Hear from the academic convenors and current students about training at the University of Melbourne. A recording of our webinar can be accessed here.

Frequently asked questions
  1. I have results in 2020, what adjustments have been made when calculating the entry score?
  2. This depends on your circumstances. More information on the entry score adjustments.

  3. Can I apply for Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM)?
  4. Yes, GAM is available to domestic students applying for the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology). GAM applications will be taken into consideration during the selection process. For more information regarding Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) please visit our website here.

  5. What if I don't yet have my final results by the application closing date?
  6. If you will be completing studies in 2021, we must receive your results for Semester 1. Please send a copy of your latest transcript and planned enrolment (including key grading scale) by the application deadline. If your Semester 1 results will not be available before the application deadline, please submit your application with an unofficial academic transcript. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Note:  Your application will not be assessed until we receive official academic transcripts and any other required official documentation.

    University of Melbourne students are not required to submit official UOM transcripts as staff can access them from the student system.

  7. The online application refers to ‘Additional requirements for Master of Professional Psychology’. What are these?
  8. Applicants are responsible for asking two referees to complete referee reports which are to be submitted online by the application closing date (see above).  At least one referee report must be completed by an academic staff member. The second referee report may be completed by academic staff members or by registered clinicians.

    Submit your referee reports.

  9. I have completed my qualification outside of Australia, can I still apply?
  10. Applicants who have obtained their qualifications outside of Australia are eligible to apply but must provide confirmation of completion of an Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) undergraduate sequence in Psychology which can be requested from the Australian Psychological Society (APS), national assessing authority in Australia for the assessment of academic qualifications in psychology.

    This must be uploaded to your online application as soon as possible and no later than the application date. More information on APS assessment.

  11. Can I defer my offer?
  12. Deferrals are not granted automatically, but may be available on a discretionary basis to incoming students in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, deferral will be granted for one year only. Once the deferral has lapsed, a new application will be required.

  13. Can I apply to study part-time?
  14. The option of a part-time enrolment may be available to students with exceptional circumstances (i.e. health or family issues). The decision to allow a student to alter their enrolment from a full-time to a part-time position will be at the discretion of Psychological Sciences on a case-by-case basis.

  15. I am currently based outside of Melbourne, can I commence the course?

    While we are accepting applications for 2022 course commencement from applicants who are currently based outside of Melbourne, interstate and international travel restrictions will ultimately determine whether we will be able to offer positions to those applicants.  Obviously this is a situation that is changing over time and is not one we are ultimately able to control.

    We suggest that interstate and international  applicants do submit an application. The emerging situation in terms of travel to Melbourne can be monitored before final acceptance and enrolment.

Before you apply

  1. Check the degree website
  2. Have the course code ready: MC-PROPSYC
  3. Transcript of APAC accredited psychology sequence or equivalence with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%)
  4. Personal statement (500 words max)
  5. Two referee reports
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