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Master of Clinical Psychology

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Not available for international students

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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.

Conditions of Studentship

For full-time students the minimum period of enrolment will be two years (24 months) and the maximum will be three years (36 months). Under exceptional circumstances a programme of four years (48 months) may be approved, subject to approval of the Director of Clinical Training and the Head of School.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

Applications will be considered by the selection panel.  Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and a final selection made.  Applicants will be advised the outcome and successful applicants will then enrol in the relevant courses.

Master of Clinical Psychology structure

Candidates shall follow a course of study comprising 240 credits. The degree is awarded on the basis of meeting specified performance standards in the academic courses, the clinical practicum courses, the internship, and research case studies.

Master of Clinical Psychology (MClinPsych) Sequence

Year 1 - MClinPsych (120 credits)

  • Professional content courses
    175.811 Clinical Assessment Skills (30 credits)
    175.812 Skills in Clinical Intervention (30 credits)
  • 175.813Clinical Practica (60 credits)

Year 2 - MClinPsych (120 credits)

  • 175.814 Clinical Psychology Internship


Students must pass all of the Part One courses to progress from Part One to Part Two. A student who fails any component of Part One is allowed to repeat the component once only. A student who fails Part Two is allowed to repeat the clinical psychology internship once only.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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