36 months
38800 AUD/year
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The Mental Health Science program at Monash University seeks to develop professional knowledge and skills for clinicians delivering mental health care. Depending upon their undergraduate studies students select from community mental health, child psychotherapy, psychiatrist in training or mental health nursing.  

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The Mental Health Science program at Monash University  can be completed by coursework, or for those professionals seeking to build their research capacity, incorporation of a research project or minor thesis is available to address that need.

This three-year, part-time degree is taught off campus by some of Australia's most experienced mental health professionals and researchers, allowing you to apply the latest thinking to your workplace as you study. The course also includes an on-campus workshop.

Whichever stream you choose, you'll graduate able to evaluate research literature, identify research gaps, conduct practice-based research projects and develop, apply and advocate evidence-based best practice.

Career Opportunities  

The Master of Mental Health Science allows Graduate students who are working in the health and welfare areas and disciplines to further their education by a combination of coursework and research.

Students can choose to specialise in community mental health, child psychotherapy, psychiatrist in training or mental health nursing.

This course prepares graduates for senior clinical, management, policy and planning mental health positions in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Students who choose the Child Psychotherapy specialisation and complete the 8 units in the prescribed order, will meet some of the criteria to be eligible to apply for Professional recognition with the Psychotherapy Associations in Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychoanalytic and developmental theories 
  • Normal developmental observation
  • Psychoanalytic and developmental theories 
  • Psychodynamic assessment of children and adolescents
  • Principles of child psychotherapy 
  • Principles of adolescent psychotherapy 
  • Principles of short term therapy
  • Principles of working with parents

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International students can apply for a place anytime throughout the year.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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72 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a credit average (60%), or equivalent qualification and relevant work experience approved by the faculty.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38800 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Fees for domestic students: Commonwealth supported place (CSP)


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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