Graduate degree pathway

How to become a psychologist

      Entry requirements

      Standard entry

      1. Undergraduate degree

      To qualify as a psychologist, students must complete an accredited undergraduate degree and honours with a major in psychology followed by a Masters or PhD.

      2. Graduate degree

      The Master of Psychology requires applicants to have completed an APAC accredited four-year undergraduate sequence in psychology, with a fourth year Honours specialisation in psychology with a weighted average mark of at least 75% or higher.In order to be considered for entry, applicants must also:

      • Be eligible for registration as a provisional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
      • Satisfy English language requirements
      • Provide a personal statement of 500 words
      • Nominate three references
      • Complete a selection interview

      Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars

      Melbourne Chancellor’s Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.


      The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

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