Master of Psychology
Arts, Education and Social Sciences
Completion of a first or second class honours degree from a course accredited by the Australian Psychological Society or equivalent qualification from an overseas institution; or
Completion of four year degree or a postgraduate diploma from a course accredited by the Australian Psychological Society, achieved at a level at least equivalent to a second class honours degree; or
Adequate experience and/or training and academic competence to succeed in the course.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Candidates must satisfy the Selection Committee as to their personal suitability for a professional career in psychology.
Special admission requirements
Applications are considered by a Selection Committee comprising the Head of the School of Psychology, the Director of Professional Programs and at least one other member of the Psychology staff.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
48 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
The research component of the course shall be managed in compliance with the University Requirements - Masters by Research.
Additional completion requirements
Candidates may be excluded from continuing if they are awarded less than a Pass grade on two occasions during their course of study.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Master of Psychology, graduates will be able to:
Select a major from the table below.
Type of major
Credit points in major
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.
Candidates may be required to undertake placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled at their own expense.
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
12 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
The major studied shall appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive any Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma in Psychology offered by the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences.
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Doctor of Psychology, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course.