Master of Professional Psychology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Professional Psychology

Open the door to your career as a psychologist.

This one-year postgraduate program prepares you for independent work in psychology, with a focus on practical experience and skills.

This program is offered at USC Thompson Institute

Study location
  • USC Thompson Institute
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1
Program length (full-time)
1 year
Annual tuition fee 2022
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2022 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study location
  • USC Thompson Institute
USC program code
Semester 1
1 year full time or equivalent part time
Applications close
24 September 2021
Study mode
Blended Learning
Total courses
Total units

This one-year postgraduate program prepares you for independent work in psychology, with a focus on practical experience and skills.

In this program you will:

  • Advance your existing knowledge of psychological assessment with a focus on the selection, administration and interpretation of major psychological tests
  • Extend your knowledge of appropriate treatments for psychological disorders and how to deliver psychological services ethically and within legal requirements
  • Develop skills in writing different kinds of psychological reports

The Master of Professional Psychology is taught at the Thompson Institute. A hub for mental health research, teaching and clinical services, this world-class facility is located at Birtinya, minutes from the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The Institute’s focus is to address mental health issues in the community, particularly those affecting our youth, adolescents and older community members.

Career opportunities

You are well on your way to becoming a psychologist with general registration, and you can use this qualification to work in private and public health sectors and in non-government organisations.

Admission requirements

The entry requirements for admission to the Master of Professional Psychology are:

  1. Successful completion of an APAC accredited four-year degree or fourth year in Psychology with Honours Class 2 Division I from a recognised higher education institution in the last 10 years.
  2. Applicants must be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The Master of Professional Psychology offers a limited number of places.


The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) has accredited the Master of Professional Psychology.

How to apply 

To apply for the Master of Professional Psychology, submit the completed application form to USC. You must also request two referees (one academic and one professional) provide USC with reports using the online Psychology Reference system. For more information visit Application forms.  

Applications for Semester 1, 2022 close on 24 September 2021.

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