Master of Educational Psychology


>Neisha Kiernan, Master of Educational Psychology graduate, talking to a colleague

As one of only four educational psychology courses in the country, our highly regarded Master of Educational Psychology will prepare you to work as a registered psychologist supporting individuals with developmental and learning issues.

The course will provide you with valuable skills in counselling, psychological assessment, research methods, intervention, group work, consultation and multidisciplinary team work.

The course offers:

  • practicum placements in a range of settings, including primary and secondary schools, early learning centres, colleges, clinics, hospitals, private practice and community settings
  • student-centred reflective learning and curriculum
  • programs that are highly relevant to schools and educational policy and practice.

Have an enquiry? Course brochure (170kb PDF)

Entry requirements

  • A four-year degree* in psychology with upper second class Honours (at least 75%), or
  • An equivalent qualification* in psychology which renders the applicant eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society, or
  • Current registration as a psychologist and demonstrated current compliance with Registration Board continuing professional development requirements.

All applicants must also submit:

  • three academic referee reports – referees to fill out the online form
  • a personal statement
  • an interview (if shortlisted).

* All degrees must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council.

Applicants with overseas qualifications must provide an Australian Psychological Society (APS) comparability assessment with their application to confirm their eligibility for Associate Membership.

Please note: If your application is successful, you must apply for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (if not currently registered) and undertake a Working with Children Check when you enrol in the course.

All applicants must meet English language requirements.

Course structure

  • Course code: 312AA
  • 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
  • 200 points of coursework, comprising:
    • 9 core subjects
    • 1000 hours of supervised fieldwork
    • a 10,000 word research project.

For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Master of Educational Psychology.


Successful completion of the course will qualify you to practice as a registered psychologist and become a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Member of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.

Graduates work in a range of settings, including:

  • primary and secondary schools, as a psychologist, student counsellor or welfare coordinator
  • agencies treating children with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • the Victorian Department of Education and Training, the Commonwealth Department of Human Services
  • clinics, hospitals and private psychological practice
  • universities and research units.

How to apply

The University of Melbourne accepts online applications year-round from both domestic and international applicants. International applicants can apply online or in person through our overseas representatives.

Application dates

Master of Educational Psychology

Start-year intake 2019


Closing date: 18 October


Closing date: 18 October

Prepare your application

You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

  • previous academic transcripts
  • evidence of degree completion (testamur)
  • evidence of English language proficiency.

It's also worth checking the advanced standing policy (PDF, 209 KB) to see if you are eligible to receive credit towards your chosen course.

Application process

Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.

Please note:

  • If you are a current or past University of Melbourne student or applicant, use your existing student ID/username and password. Registering as a first time applicant will delay the processing of your application.
  • Only submit one application per course with your preferred fee type and study load (full-time or part-time) if applicable.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are limited and are not available for all courses. Eligible applicants who cannot be offered a CSP will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee Place.

Application outcome

Application outcomes will be sent to your nominated email address or overseas representative.

Applicants are able to check the progress of their application by logging in to the online course application page.