Postgraduate Psychology

Masters and PhD Clinical Degrees

This information relates specifically to the Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology), the Master of Psychology (Clinical), the Master of Professional Psychology and the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology).

How to apply

  1. Complete the UOW Application Form
    We strongly encourage you to simultaneously apply for all professional and clinical Psychology programs - 442 Master of Professional Psychology; 599 Master of Psychology (Clinical) and consider 209 Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology). Our first year (5th year) is a common year of core training in psychology across the MPP, MPC and PhDClin in preparation for general registration. Because there are limited places in each course and competition is very high, applying for all programs gives you the best opportunity of being offered a place in our programs. 

    Graduates of the MPP program who subsequently apply for and are successful in gaining entry into the MPC program are eligible to apply for credit for prior learning based on completed coursework subjects. High performing students of the MPC program can apply for transfer into the PhD (Clinical Psychology) course.

    If you wish to be considered for the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) - F422 specialisation please select both the Wollongong Campus and Flexible Delivery campus options as your two preferences in your application for the Master of Professional Psychology.

  2. Supplementary Material:

    Personal Statement (include this with your UOW Application)

    Referee Report - Ask two referees to provide us with a referee report by using the online Psychology Reference System. Your two referees should be closely connected to your recent work.  The Psychology Reference system is the same across all Australian Universities. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active subscription. The cost is $25 and can be paid via the "My Account" section in the payment tab. Please refer to the Psychology Reference Guide for further information.

    Preliminary Research Proposal for Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) applicants only (include this with your UOW Application)

  3. Specialised School Counselling Scholarship Program
    If you wish to be considered for the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) program, you must also complete an application for the Department of Education graduate scholarship from the Departments website.

    The delivery of the Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology) is through a flexible online teaching approach including online lectures, webinars, forum tutorial discussion groups, as well as two one week face-to-face sessions on campus at the University of Wollongong. 

If you require further information please email

Applications close Sunday, 18 October 2020. Your application must be received in full by this date. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the additional supporting documentation is received by the School of Psychology by the due date.

Interviews are scheduled to take place mid to late November. 

International applicants

International Applicants must also provide:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    International applicants from a Non-English speaking background must have an IELTS overall score of 7 across all bands (reading, writing, speaking and listening).


    Pearson PTE - 65 in 4 domains.


    TOEFL (internet based test) total score of 95 and minimum 24 for listening 24 for reading 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking.