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Master of Clinical Psychology

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification that enables you to meet the competency requirements for the clinical scope of practice under the Health Practitioners Competencies Assurance Act (2003).

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)

About this course

The Master of Clinical Psychology is a professional qualification that enables you to meet the competency requirements for the clinical scope of practice under the Health Practitioners Competencies Assurance Act (2003). With the Master of Clinical Psychology you'll be able to practise independently.

Places on this programme are highly sought-after and there is a competitive entry process. Clinical psychology is an applied branch of psychology. It uses psychological techniques to help people solve a wide variety of mental, physical, behavioural and relationship problems.

Entry requirements

This is a selected entry programme. Applications close 1 October of the preceding year. No late applications will be accepted.
Students must ensure that all documentation is supplied well in advance of the closing date.

NOTE: If you are applying close to the deadline you will need to ensure your referees are advised, as their report must be received by the above date.

In order to be considered for selection into this programme you must:

  • have been awarded a Masters degree with First Class or Second Class Division I Honours in Psychology with at least 120 credits of research, or the equivalent; or a PhD in Psychology;
  • have completed the following courses, or their equivalents, obtaining at least a B+ average no longer than 5 years before the start of the internship year:
    175.781 Clinical Psychopathology;
    175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment and
    175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions.
  • Meet the requirements set down by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 as being a fit and proper person to be registered

Please note: This programme has a limited number of places available. Meeting entry requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the programme.

More details about this programme are available in our Psychology Postgraduate Prospectus 2020 (783 KB) .

You will need to submit the documentation listed below:

  • A verified academic transcript (if your qualifications were not obtained from Massey University)
  • A current CV or resume detailing your relevant training and experience
  • A passport-sized photograph
  • Brief personal statement (up to 500 words) which includes your reasons for seeking a career in Clinical Psychology. You may also wish to list perceived strengths as well as skills you will bring to your studies and training as a Clinical Psychologist
  • Supporting statements from whanau/family (optional)
  • Name, occupation and email details of two referees. Referees will be automatically contacted to supply a confidential reference in relation to this programme.

Study locations

Auckland

Manawatū

Wellington