Taught course

Master of Applied Psychology

University of Queensland · Health and Behavioural Sciences

Entry requirements


Honours I or IIA degree in psychology or equivalent 4-year APAC-accredited program from a recognised tertiary institution. Students with non-Australian degrees must have their qualifications assessed by the APS.

Additional application requirements

Applicants must submit a certified copy of their transcript and/or degree certificate and must nominate three referees and include thePsychology Additional Information form with their application. Shortlisted candidates are required to undertake an interview. There is a quota of 25 students in the program. Offers will be made to applicants on the basis of highest academic rank, referees reports and interview. All successful applicants are required to apply for and gain provisional registration or if applicable, full registration, with the The Psychology Board of Australia, which includes the Board's English Language Proficiency requirements. Students must have registration prior to commencing their study and this must be maintained for the duration of the program. This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International. English proficiency: IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy. How to apply? Applications must be lodged through UQ International. Closing date: To commence study in semester 1 - August 31 of the previous year. Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study the Master of Applied Psychology?

This program provides an umbrella framework including a core and a series of fields, each of which will meet requirements for membership of one specialist College of the Australian Psychological Society. The Master of Applied Psychology provides training, including core professional skills and a specialist field in Health Psychology, Counselling Psychology, or Sport & Exercise Psychology to meet Australian Psychological Society accreditation. Completion of this program will equip students to work as registered psychologists in their chosen professional field.

Fees and funding

International students
AU $33,280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Additional costs

  • Psychology Board of Australia Registration (approx total for 2 years $1000)

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

UQ International