How to apply for a Psychology course

Information on this page applies to the following courses:

  • D5002 Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
  • D6008 Master of Professional Psychology
  • D6007 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • D6016 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Advanced

To apply for our other postgraduate courses please see:

Application dates

Applications for the Master of Professional Psychology, Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology and the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Advanced open on 1 August, 2020. Applications will close on 31 October, 2020.

Applications for the Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology open on 1 August, 2020 and close on 22 January, 2021.

Step 1 - Application

Please ensure your application is complete and all required documentation is submitted on time. Incomplete and late applications cannot be considered.

For all applicants

  • Apply directly to Monash by the dates specified above.

  • Scan and upload your academic transcripts and supporting documentation:
    • For the Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology, include your transcript of third year studies completed to date.
    • For the Master of Professional Psychology and the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology courses, include your transcript of fourth year studies completed to date.
    • For the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Advanced ,include a degree transcript and completion certificate of your highest Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited qualification, plus evidence that you have held General Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia for a minimum of 12 months duration.

For D6008 Master of Professional Psychology and D6007 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology applicants

  • Complete the Master of Psychology Supplementary Information Form online.

    Please note: if you are applying for more than one Master of Psychology course, you will need to complete tailored questions in the supplementary form for each course.

  • Ask two referees to provide us with confidential referee reports (one professional and one academic) via the online National Referee System. Make sure you give referees enough notice for them to submit their reports by 31 October.

    Please note: The new system will migrate all existing user details, but will not include reference reports submitted prior to the 1st of August each year. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active membership which commences on the 1st of August each year and continues for 12 months. The cost of this membership is $25.00 and can be paid through the “My account” section in the payment tab. All memberships expire on July 31st of each year. Please ensure you renew this membership if you wish to use the system. After buying or renewing your subscription, you can request for a reference through the "My references" section.
    See the Psychology Reference Guide for help.

For D6016 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Advanced applicants

  • Complete the Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Advanced Supplementary Information Form online.

  • Ask at least one professional referee to provide us with a confidential referee report via the online National Referee System. Make sure you give referees enough notice for them to submit their reports by 31 October.

    Please note: The new system will migrate all existing user details, but will not include reference reports submitted prior to the 1st of August each year. To be able to use the system, you will need to have an active membership which commences on the 1st of August each year and continues for 12 months. The cost of this membership is $25.00 and can be paid through the “My account” section in the payment tab. All memberships expire on July 31st of each year. Please ensure you renew this membership if you wish to use the system. After buying or renewing your subscription, you can request for a reference through the "My references" section.
    See the Psychology Reference Guide for help.

Step 2 - Selection process and offers

D5002 Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology

  • Offers are released approximately 3 weeks after your application has been received
  • All applicants are notified of the outcome of their application by mid-February.

D6008 Master of Professional Psychology and D6007 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology

  • Shortlisting - early November
  • Applicants are ranked on all selection criteria
  • We will contact shortlisted applicants with a time and date to attend a selection interview. The interview will be held in early to mid-November
  • Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application
  • First round offers will be issued by early December. Applicants are required to respond within two weeks of receiving their offer
  • Second round offers may be made if places are still available after round one
  • All applicants are notified of the outcome of their application by end of January.

D6016 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology Advanced

  • Shortlisting - early November
  • Applicants are ranked on all selection criteria
  • Offers will be issued by the first week of December
  • This course commences in early January and all offers must be accepted by 18 December.

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