Master of Professional Psychology

Australian National University


The Master of Professional Psychology is an alternative pathway to your career as a professional psychologist, without needing 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.

Admission criteria

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program.

Supporting documents

Applicants must submit a supplementary form which includes a personal statement (200–300 words) and an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) as a PDF using UAC’s upload facility. Two referee reports are also required and can be submitted as follows:

Option 1

Apply for a reference using the Psychology Reference Request System. Your references will be shared with ANU.

Option 2

Alternatively, your referees need to complete the Referee Form and email directly to ANU. We will not accept references sent directly by applicants.

Applicants with international qualifications

Applicants with qualifications obtained outside Australia must have a formal assessment completed by the Australian Psychological Society before submitting an application for study.


Competitive applicants will be invited to participate in a suitability assessment process which will include a panel interview and other activities.

GPA calculation

ANU uses a 7-point grade point average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities.

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications that are eligible to be considered.

Course credit or exemption

For information about course credit for previous studies, see the program entry or read about course credit or exemption on the ANU website.

Fees and charges

^ Indicative total only. Actual total will depend on subject selection, rate of program completion and annual review of fee levels. Check the latest fee information.

Australian Government financial assistance

Australian National University scholarships and financial assistance

Equity Scholarships through UAC

ANU College of Health and Medicine

Visit the ANU College of Health and Medicine website.
Call (02) 6125 2809.
Email the College.

Further information

Read the full course details on the ANU website.

Visit the ANU website or visit the division-specific websites listed in the College section above.