The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy program enjoys an excellent reputation as one of the premier clinical psychology programs in the country.
The program aims to produce graduates with a strong knowledge base in psychopathology, combined with a high level of skill and acumen in culturally responsive assessment and treatment of psychological conditions that can present across the lifespan.
Therapeutic skills are taught primarily within a broad cognitive-behavioural framework within didactic, individual and group-based clinical contexts.
The course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), providing the required sequence of subjects for graduates wishing to attain generalist registration as a psychologist in Australia as well as competency in knowledge and skills relevant to the clinical psychology specialisation.
Graduates should demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to work as clinical psychologists. These include
The Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy prepares graduates who are distinguished by their breadth and depth of psychological knowledge, research and inquiry skills, and their ability to apply these to identify and provide treatment for psychological disorders that can occur across the lifespan. Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/Doctor of Philosophy graduates demonstrate:
Direct entry to this combined program is not available.
Prospective students must be enrolled in the first year of Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) to be considered. Currently enrolled students can apply to transfer to the combined Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)/PhD program for the following year.
Applications to transfer are opened to currently enrolled Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) students towards the end of their first year.
Questions? Contact the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you apply
* Internal applicants only: applicant must be enrolled in the first year of the Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
* Apply to transfer to the combined degree in your first year of study when applications are considered