The UQ Clinical Psychology program has been in existence for over 25 years. Our students have access to a wide range of exciting clinical training opportunities and experienced supervisors. Our academic staff are actively engaged in clinical practice as well as pursuing a wide variety of strong clinically-focussed research programs. Over time the program has developed strong links with community organizations, public and private sectors hospitals, as well as a strong and vibrant network of independent practitioners.
The Masters program is a two year full time or four year part time qualification leading to a Masters of Clinical Psychology degree. This qualification involves applied coursework, clinical placements and a dissertation.
The Masters of Clinical Psychology degree may be combined with the three year research PhD degree for those wishing to pursue an academic clinical psychology career. The combined coursework PhD programs are no longer on offer, but the combination of the Masters of Clinical Psychology degree with a research PhD offers the same career options with the bonus of the award of both degrees.
Students can apply to enrol in a research PhD after completing the first year of the Masters, with permission.
Neither the Masters of Clinical Psychology nor the Masters + PhD qualification offer immediate eligibility to the Clinical College of the APS (see the Membership pages on the APS site for details).
The Masters of Clinical Psychology is conditionally accredited by APAC (for further information please contact the School of Psychology), and graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.