Clinical & Masters Degrees

Masters and PhD Clinical Degrees

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.  Note also we have transfers at the end of the first year from the MPP to the MPC; and MPC to PhDClin for high performing students.

    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 subscription allows you to access the service during the 2018 - 2019 intake.  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. Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology)
    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. The first on campus session will be held during O Week from February 25th to March 1st 2019. 
    All enquiries pertaining to travel and accommodation for on-campus residencies should be made to the Department of Education.

 If you require further information please email

Applications close 17 October or 31 October for Master of Professional Psychology (School Psychology). 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 usually scheduled to take place towards the end of November / beginning of December.  If you are successful in gaining an interview and have applied for the Master of Professional Psychology you will also need to provide:

  • Evidence of your application to the Department of Education for the School Psychology scholarship.

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).

  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) Letter
    International applicants must have their qualifications assessed and judged to be equivalent to a 4 year sequence of study in Australia by the Australian Psychological Society. For instructions, see the Assessing psychology qualifications - Australian Psychological Society (APS).


Last reviewed: 25 February, 2019

Teaching Award Spring Session 2018

Congratulations to:
Best Lecturer:  Dr Samantha Reis
Best Tutor:  Erin Mison
As voted by the students 

Women in Health and Medical Research

Dr Esther Davies won the Dame Bridget Ogilvie Research/Clinical Excellence Award, which recognises the excellence of a woman researcher who has demonstrated high impact in their respective field.
Congratulations Esther.  Read more about women in Health and Medical Research

Psychology Colloquium

Autumn Session 2019
Wednesday 12:30-13:30
Location 41.104

Week 5: Friday, 5 April, room 41.153
Professor Roberto Caldera
Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg
Neural Representations of Faces are Tuned to Eye Movements

Week 6: 10 April
Vicky Nicholls
School of Psychology, UOW and Bournemouth University
Visual attention in naturalistic scenes


Week 8: 1 May
Dr Colin Palmer
School of Psychology, UNSW
Perceiving other people's direction of gaze

Week 11: 22 May
Dr Tim Byron
School of Psychology, UOW
Can't Get You Out of My Head: The Familiar and the Repetitive in Involuntary Musical Imagery

Recent Publications 

Chan, A.Y.C., & Morgan, S-J. (2018) Assessing children's cognitive flexibility with the Shape Trail Test. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0198254. 

Van Bergen, P., Bird, A., Andrews, R., (2018), ‘What do you earliest childhood memories say about you?’, The Conversation, 21 August 2018.

Marceau EM, Meuldijk D, Townsend ML, Solowij N, Grenyer BFS. (2018) Biomarker correlates of psychotherapy outcomes in borderline personality disorder: A systematic review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 94, 166-178.

Grenyer, B.F.S
., Bailey, R., Lewis, K.L., Matthias, M., Garrety, T., Bickerton, A. (2018) A randomised controlled trial of group psychoeducation for carers of persons with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders Mar 5:1-15. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2018_32_340. [Epub ahead of print]

Kelly, P. J., Robinson, L. D., Baker, A., Deane, F. P., Osborne, B., Hudson, S., & Hides, L. (2018). Quality of life of individuals seeking treatment at specialist non-government alcohol and other drug treatment services: A latent class analysis. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 94, 47-54.

McGillion, M., Pine, J.M., Herbert, J.S., & Matthews, D. (2017) A Randomised Controlled Trial to Test the Effect of Promoting Caregiver Contingent Talk on Language Development in Infants from Diverse SES Backgrounds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 1122–1131. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12725