The Master of Professional Psychology is a two year (full-time) program and offers an alternative pathway to your professional career in psychology, without the need for an Honours degree.
The two-year program includes coursework on psychological assessment, interventions and professional skills; a group research project in the first year and practical placement experience in the second year. The Master of Professional Psychology is less research-intensive than Honours.
ANU is currently seeking to accredit this course with APAC. Once accredited, the program will provide the fourth and fifth years of university study in the 5+1 pathway to registration as a psychologist.
The program is the first in Australia to combine the fourth and fifth years of study in the 5+1 pathway and was developed specifically to meet the requirements of students pursuing this pathway.
There are 20 places available in each intake of the Master of Professional Psychology due to availability of supervisors. 50% of these places are reserved for ANU undergraduate students and 10% of places are reserved for Indigenous applicants.
#44 in the world for Psychology (QS 2018)
2 years full time
Semester I intake only
APAC accredited Bachelor degree required
Access to state-of-the-art facilities
The Master of Professional Psychology is a two-year highly structured program with sequential enrolment. Upon completion of the first year (48 units) of study you will need to apply to the Psychology Board of Australia for provisional registration.
In this program you will study a variety of topics:
Foundations of Professional Psychology
Research Methods and Statistics in Professional Psychology
Contextualising Professional Psychology
Advanced Assessment in Professional Psychology
Advanced Psychological Interventions
Ethics and Professional Practice
Preparation for Professional Psychology Placements
This course will provide you with supervised experience in one or more professional psychology settings, where you will undertake a range of client-related activities under the supervision of a registered psychologist.
If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.
You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.
There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.