The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is a fifth- and sixth-year program in psychology open to graduates of an accredited fourth-year psychology program. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to prepare for professional practice and research in clinical psychology.
Students further develop ethical values, knowledge and professional skills in psychology, integrated by the scientist-practitioner model.
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
- Brisbane (Attendance)
- Melbourne (Attendance)
- Strathfield (Attendance)
Study mode definitions
Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.
Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).
Online: Fully online (including assessments).
To be offered in Strathfield from 2015 subject to approval;
- Average first year fee:
$6152 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
- Average first year fee:
$19080 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees
All costs are based on current rates. A student's annual fee may vary in accordance with their choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.
A 10% rebate on fees will be offered to domestic ACU graduates (from any faculty) enrolling in full fee-paying postgraduate studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences to commence studying in 2015 and until further notice. Conditions apply.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
- a Bachelor degree with honours in accredited psychology course with minimum of IIA Honours; or
- a Bachelor degree with accredited four year major study in psychology; or
- a Bachelor degree with accredited three year major study in psychology and satisfactory completion of an additional year of accredited study in psychology, or equivalent, with an overall mark equivalent to IIA Honours; or
- qualifications and experience assessed as equivalent by the selection committee; and
- demonstrated suitability to undertake the course as evidenced by satisfactory:
- academic referee report;
- professional referee report; and
- for short-listed candidates, interview with the selection committee; and
- be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a conditional/provisional psychologist.
Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists or skilled researchers in a range of institutions and agencies providing psychological and mental health services.
Graduates may be eligible to progress to higher degree research programs within ACU.
Applications to study individual units within this degree must be approved by the Course Coordinator.