Master of Psychology / PhD (Clinical Psychology)
- CRICOS: 086303G
- Semester 1 (February)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Become fully qualified in clinical psychology studies
Graduate sooner with USQ’s Master of Psychology/PhD (Clinical Psychology) combined degree. In just four years, you can become a fully qualified psychologist with 1200 hours experience and two degrees.
Through your studies, you will become a specialist Psychologist with an in-depth knowledge to tackle emerging and current themes in the mental wellbeing of your clients. Including course work, research and practical experience, your studies will allow you to explore topics including individual and group clinical intervention, diagnostic interview skills in complex clinical presentations and expert research skills in interpretation and analysis.
Graduates may apply for:
- general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia graduation
- Clinical Psychology endorsement with the Psychology Board of Australia after a period of supervised practice
- full membership to the Australian Psychological Society after graduation
- admission to the College of Clinical Psychology of the Australian Psychological Society after a period of supervised practice.
Your psychology degree will allow you to be a psychologist fully qualified as a specialist in clinical psychology and health psychology. Alternatively, you're able to continue your research ambitions with an academic career.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
Applicants for admission must have successfully completed the first year of the Master of Psychology (Clinical), or other APAC accredited degree, with a GPA of 6.0 or higher, and submit a dissertation proposal.
The entry requirements for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) are:
- demonstrate achievement of a minimum of Second Class Honours Division A in an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited 4-year honours program or equivalent
- provide two satisfactory referee reports1 and a report to address the Selection Criteria (PDF 23 KB) indicating your abilities to successfully undertake the professional and research components of the program
- be assessed in an interview with a panel of departmental staff as having the interpersonal skills required for professional coursework
- have conditional registration or full registration from the Psychologists Board of Queensland.
1 The Australian Psychology Postgraduate Reference Request system is the same across all Australian universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active subscription. The subscription allows you access the service during the 2017 – 2018 intake from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. The cost is AUD25.00 and can be paid for through the "My Account" section in the payment tab.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Applications may be submitted at any time, but it is ideal to allow a minimum of 20 working days between when you submit your application and the start of your requested semester.
Apply directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - Major round applications close Friday 26 October 2018, with first round interviews occurring in November. Top-up round of applications close Friday 4 January 2019, for second round interviews where quota has not been filled in the major round.
- Semester 1, 2020 - Applications close Friday 25 October 2019.