Graduate study FAQs
What is graduate study? View
Graduate study can consist of a graduate certificate (4 units); graduate diploma (8 units); master’s by coursework (12 units); or a master’s or PhD by research.
A Monash graduate degree will give you the edge in the employment market by providing you with leadership, entrepreneurial and commercialisation skills that will advance your career.
What courses are available? View
What’s involved? View
There are two ways to study for a graduate degree – by coursework or by research. Graduate study by coursework involves studying a series of subjects (units), in a similar style to your undergraduate study. Conversely, graduate study by research involves extensive, independent research under an expert academic supervisor. Much of your time is used writing a thesis that makes a positive impact to knowledge in your chosen field.
What are the entry requirements? View
Entry requirements vary depending on your preferred course, but generally speaking, an undergraduate degree with a high WAM (weighted average mark) is a standard entry requirement.
Some courses require you to have studied a related undergraduate degree, but others accept applicants from unrelated disciplines. All entry requirements are listed on individual course entries on our find-a-course page.
What are the benefits of graduate study? View
There are many benefits of completing graduate study, including:
- Higher income. The median salary for someone who has completed graduate study is $85,300*
- Higher level of employability. In 2019, 86.8% of graduates students had found full-time work*
- Expanded career prospects. Whether you’re taking the next step in your career or changing your path entirely, upgrading your qualification will open up new opportunities
- Invaluable network development
- Lifelong skill sets that employers value. The nature of graduate study means that students learn transferable skills including teamwork and self-management. These skills can be applied to your career no matter what industry you’re in**
*Source: 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS)
**Source: Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE Employer survey summary report)
What are the fees? View
Fees depend entirely on each course. The majority of graduate courses are full fee paying, however, there are limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Fees are listed on individual course entries on the website. Depending on your Australian residency status, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP, meaning you don’t have to pay upfront.
For more information, please see our FEE-HELP and eligibility website.
Please note the government have proposed changes to the funding of graduate courses. We will update our website if these changes come into effect.
For information on the proposed changes and how they may impact your study, visit studyassist.gov.au
Can I get a scholarship? View
Can I work and study at the same time? View
Absolutely. Many of our students juggle work, study and family life – in fact, working while you study can enhance your study experience by providing real life examples which can relate to your course.
Can I study part time? View
Monash offers a wide range of study options designed to fit your lifestyle. Depending on your course, you may be able to study part-time, online or in burst mode (where entire units are completed over short periods of time, such as over the course of a week or weekend). Study modes are listed on individual course entries on our find-a-course page.
Can I study a discipline different to my undergraduate degree? View
There are a few courses that accept applications from other disciplines, however some involve a high level of assumed prior knowledge. As a result, a relevant undergraduate degree is generally required. As a result, a relevant undergraduate degree is generally required. For more information on this, please visit our find-a-course page.
Can I transfer from another university? View
Absolutely. If you’ve completed an undergraduate degree, you are more than welcome to apply using your transcripts. If you have partially completed a graduate qualification, you can even apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) to gain credits towards your Monash qualification.
How do I apply? View
I’m a Monash student thinking about graduate study. Where can I get advice? View
Join us for the Graduate Study Expo. This is the perfect opportunity to hear from faculty representatives and current graduate students.
If you’re unable to attend, you can also visit the Career Connect website for a wide range of resources.
Why study at Monash? View
- Monash is globally recognised. We are consistently ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the world
- We have over 100 partner universities offering a truly global learning experience to our students
- Monash offers choice and flexibility so you can tailor your course to suit your needs
- You will be graduate career-ready. At Monash, you will graduate with the communication, analytical and research skills all employers want.