The following application details are applicable to those applying for postgraduate study in the UQ School of Psychology. 

Application for more than one program

You may choose up to three program preferences when you submit your online application.

You must complete and upload the additional application information form (DOC, 108.5 KB) for the Masters programs in Clinical, Counselling, Health, Organisational, Business Psychology, Sport and Exercise, or Doctor of Psychology.

If you are applying for more than one psychology professional program you will need to tailor the additional application form to reflect why you would like to undertake each program and can submit an additional application form for each preference. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Referee reports

All applicants are requested to obtain referees reports, preferably from:

  • Your honours supervisor,
  • A second person who knows you well (but is not a relative or personal friend).

If you are not a recent graduate then employers and/or co-workers who are able to comment on your suitability for training should be used instead of your honours supervisor.

Selection process

Applications are shortlisted for interview based on academic achievement, referee reports and any relevant work experience.

Interviews and assessment

Shortlisted applicants for the clinical psychology programs are interviewed by a small team of teaching staff.

Shortlisted applicants for MPsych, MPsychOrg, or MPsychBus will be invited to participate in a process of selection. The assessment centre activities could include an individual written task, followed by a group-based discussion activity and will conclude with individual interview.

Shortlisted applicants are interviewed in November for Semester 1 entry. The School of Psychology will contact shortlisted candidates directly. If a domestic applicant is travelling overseas at the time of the interview or an international student is unable to attend in person, they should arrange to have access to video-conferencing facilities via a university or commercial provider for the interview. NB: Your application will not be considered if you are unable to attend an interview or arrange for video-conferencing facilities.


There is no hard-and-fast weighting between academic qualifications, interview results and referees reports. These are evaluated holistically at an extended meeting of the teaching staff.

No deferral of offers

It is not possible to defer an offer into the postgraduate training programs.