What will I learn?

Become a registered Psychologist

Take the next step to become a registered psychologist with USQ’s Master of Professional Psychology. Have you have already completed a four-year Psychology degree and want to achieve general registration? Our Master of Professional Psychology, plus one year of full-time supervised (independent) practice, will qualify you for a career as a Psychologist.

Gain psychology experience and knowledge

Do you have a busy schedule? No problem. Our Psychology training workshops are held on Saturdays during the semester, allowing you to integrate your studies with a work-life balance.

Your studies and experience will prepare you to provide psychological assessment, intervention strategies, relapse prevention and a wide range of psychology services.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Professional Psychology has received accreditation with conditions from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fifth-year program in Psychology.

Upon completion of your Master of Professional Psychology degree and a further one year of full-time supervised practice, you will be able to apply for general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. Graduates will also be able to apply for full membership with the Australian Psychological Society after a period of supervised practice.

Career outcomes

As a graduate, you will be able to find employment as a psychologist in a variety of within public health and community services, as well as private practice.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,320.00 (16,42,470) per year
Start date

February 2022


USQ Ipswich Campus

11 Salisbury Road,



4305, IPSWICH, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,320.00 (16,42,470) per year
Start date

February 2022


University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,



4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-accredited four-year sequence in psychology within the last 10 years (Honours AQF Level 8).
Be eligible for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Provide two satisfactory referee reports1 and a report to address the selection criteria (PDF 514KB) indicating your abilities to successfully undertake the professional and research components of the program.
Provide a CV of your work and study history.

If you have not completed your four- year bachelor degree within the last three years, you will need to demonstrate how you have maintained up-to-date knowledge and skills in the area of Psychology since completion of your bachelor degree, or equivalent

Be assessed in a face-to-face interview with a panel of school staff.

IELTS (Academic only) - 7.0 (or better) (no component lower than 7.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 600 (or better); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 250 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 95 (or better) (with 22 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 65 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 65); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 185 or above. No less than 185 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.