Master of Professional Psychology

University of Newcastle

Postgraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
Indicative annual
tuition fee^ (A$)
Course start date
Newcastle – Callaghan 927807 DFEE 1F/2P $26,945 13-Feb-20

Applications close on Friday 6 October 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.


The Master of Professional Psychology is a professional qualification for those who wish to practice as a Registered Psychologist. Through intensive psychological training and education, graduates will be skilled in applying advanced psychological learnings competently and ethically across a broad range of professional settings.

You will enhance your theoretical skills and learn to use relevant principles and methods to assist people with a range of behavioural problems, taking into account social and cultural diversity, current relevant legal frameworks, mental health practice standards and codes of ethical practice.

Our academic experts will assist you with obtaining diverse placement opportunities that will allow you to develop your professional skills and career in psychology under the supervision of highly experienced Registered Psychologists.

On successful completion of the program and an additional internship year under the supervision of a registered psychologist, graduates will be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia as a General Registered Psychologist.

Admission criteria

Additional selection criteria

For detailed information on applying for this program, including a guide to your compulsory portfolio submission, refer to the Master of Professional Psychology webpage.

Admission is based on a competitive selection process. Applicants are required to submit a professional portfolio directly to the University, in addition to applying via UAC by Sunday 06 October 2019. This is an essential component of the application process, and will be used to select applicants to participate in a competitive interview process.

The 2020 admission timeline is outlined below:

Note: Initial feedback on applications and submitted portfolios will not be given to individual applicants throughout the admissions process. It is the responsibility of each individual applicant that all components are addressed, and applications and portfolios are lodged correctly, and by the final closing date.

The University of Newcastle offers both Commonwealth-supported places (CSPs) and full fee paying (FEE) places in the Master of Professional Psychology program. CSP places are limited, and are offered to the highest ranked applicants.

All additional material must be submitted directly to the University of Newcastle as specified in the University of Newcastle's degree page, or as otherwise stated in the admission criteria above.

Contact UON if you have any queries regarding the admission requirements listed.

Fees and charges

^ Indicative fees: Students enrolled in a number of programs have some flexibility in choosing courses outside their discipline area. Program costs are calculated on the assumption of typical courses taken for a full-time load of 40 units per teaching period (semester or trimester). Actual charges will be calculated based on courses selected and the workload undertaken.

Read about financial assistance from the Australian Government.

Read about scholarships and financial assistance from the University of Newcastle.

Faculty of Science

Visit the Faculty of Science website
Call 1300 ASK UON (1300 275 866) or (02) 4921 5000
Email the faculty via ASK UON.

Further information

Read the full course details on the University of Newcastle website.

Visit the University of Newcastle website

Call the Enquiry Centre on 1300 ASK UON (1300 275 866) or (02) 4921 5000
Email via ASK UoN.