Master of Psychology (Clinical)

Pursue your passion and upgrade your career to become a practising Clinical Psychologist with JCU’s Master of Psychology (Clinical).

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for median graduate salary Good Universities Guide 2023, PG Psychology

5 Stars

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Greater qualification

A step toward accreditation



  • Townsville: February




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2023 fees will be uploaded by October, 2022.


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

Class 1 or 2A honours from AQF Level 8 bachelor honours degree accredited by the Australian Psychological Society; or equivalent. Must hold Provisional registration as a psychologist in Australia.

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Real stories

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    Billie McKeen

    Master of Psychology (Clinical)

    The subjects cover a wide range of skills in assessment, therapeutic intervention and research. The course ensures that students graduate ready for professional practice, with a high skill set and specialised understanding of psychology.

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    Shaun McManus

    Master of Psychology (Clinical)

    I chose JCU as I value its history, world-class standing, and role as a leading research university. The highlight has been collaborating with talented and kind students passionate about helping people. The supportive environment where students share real-life experiences and challenges enhance the learning process.

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    Debbie Vanzoelen

    Master of Psychology (Clinical)

    A remote placement in Mount Isa was the highlight of my studies. It gave me opportunities to extend my learning and led to employment in the region for several years. The best part of the course was working with students and lecturers who formed an important professional network, with many becoming lifelong friends.

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    Dr Meegan Kilcullen

    Senior Lecturer, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

    We train clinicians to think critically, to be creative and flexible, and to be adaptive to any clinical environment, particularly in the tropics. We are dedicated to supporting students to become clinical psychologists who are self-reflexive and culturally responsive in their practice.

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    Ann Nicholls

    Manager Offender Development, Lotus Glen Correctional Centre, Custodial Operations

    It is great having JCU graduates on staff. The JCU school of Psychology clearly has experienced and knowledgeable lecturers, tutors and staff. The graduates bring a solid knowledge base, enthusiasm and energy to grow and build on their study, plus a genuine care to support the team around them.