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Master of Clinical Psychology


Course Description

This course prepares you for research and practice in clinical psychology. It provides you with the specialist training required for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

You will also be eligible for specialised supervision leading to full membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. In keeping with the scientist-professional training model, the course emphasises the application of research based on development in the field of psychology.

Please note: International students cannot undertake studies on overseas exchange in this program.
The opportunity to upgrade to a combined Master of Clinical Psychology/PhD program is available for local applicants after successful completion of the first year of the Master of Clinical Psychology at La Trobe University.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic) - minimum overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 7.0. Please note the Psychology Board of Australia only accepts IELTS results for English language requirements.

Academic entry requirements

You should have at least a B grade average (70 per cent or above) in an Australian Bachelor's degree with a major in psychology, or approved international equivalent as assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). You must have completed a fourth year in psychology including a major thesis component with at least a high B grade average (75 per cent or above) or approved international equivalent as assessed by the APS. You also need experience in voluntary work, or work related to psychology, two academic referee reports and two professional referee reports - see the proforma for more information.

Contact the School of Psychological Science on (+61 3) 9479 1984 for copies of the referee proforma. They can also be accessed at this website.

Applications are ranked on the basis of academic and professional suitability for selection by interview.

Additional costs

Annual fee for provisional psychologist registration - A$419, subject to change.

Additional information

The annual fee for provisional psychologist registration is AUD$390, subject to change.

Professional recognition

This course provides you with the specialised training required to gain registration as a professional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). You can gain membership to the APS and are eligible for specialised supervision leading to full membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

How to apply

Apply now (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international/undergraduate-and-postgraduate) or ask us a question (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/contact/international/ask-a-question) if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Entry Requirements

You should have at least a B grade average (70 per cent or above) in an Australian Bachelor's degree with a major in psychology, or approved international equivalent as assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). You must have completed a fourth year in psychology including a major thesis component with at least a high B grade average (75 per cent or above) or approved international equivalent as assessed by the APS. You also need experience in voluntary work, or work related to psychology, two academic referee reports and two professional referee reports.

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