24 months
52100 AUD/year
35430 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Professional Psychology at the Australian National University is an alternative pathway to your career as a professional psychologist, without needing an Honours degree.


The two-year program at the Australian National University 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced knowledge of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of assessment and intervention relevant to professional psychology practice
  • Advanced communication skills in oral and written formats
  • Understanding of, ability to apply and commitment to the ethical, legal, culturally competent and self-reflective professional practice of psychology
  • The ability to critically analyze and synthesize complex information relevant to the practice of professional psychology
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with clients and other service providers
  • The ability to conduct and interpret research relevant to the professional practice of psychology  
  • The skills required to engage in psychological assessment under appropriate supervision
  • The skills required to engage in psychological interventions under appropriate supervision
  • Awareness, knowledge and skill in interacting and working with clients across the lifespan and from diverse cultural settings including those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Statistics in Professional Psychology  
  • Psychological Assessment  
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Contextualizing Professional Psychology
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Evidence in Professional Psychology
  • Advanced Applications in Psychological Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • 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

CRICOS code: 096441C

  • Completion of an Australian bachelor degree or international equivalent with an APAC accredited sequence of courses in Psychology with a GPA of at least 5.00/7.00.
  • Two referee reports
  • Supplementary form and CV
  • Successful assessment of suitability which will be based on interview, supplementary forms, CV and the referee reports.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52100 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35430 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35430 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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