Master of Professional Psychology

University of Newcastle

Applications close on Monday 4 October 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applicants must include a completed admissions portfolio with their application.


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

To be considered for admission to this course, applicants must:

Applicants must satisfy the School of Psychology standards of suitability for the professional practice of professional psychology. When evaluating suitability, the School will take into account previous relevant experience, reports of at least 2 referees, units of study previously completed, and the outcome of a selection interview. Interviews for shortlisted candidates, either face-to-face or via teleconferencing, by a panel comprising at least two members of academic staff of the School of Psychology, one of whom has qualifications equivalent to those required for full membership of the Australian Psychological Society.

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 with their UAC application. This is an essential component of the application process and will be used to select applicants to participate in a competitive interview process.

The 2022 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.

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.

Australian Government financial assistance

University of Newcastle scholarships and financial assistance

Equity Scholarships through UAC

College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Visit the College of Engineering, Science and Environment 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