Master of Psychological Science
This program enables you to pursue research in any area you are appropriately qualified in. Research areas include but are not limited to: autism spectrum disorders, clinical and health psychology, behavioural neuroscience and neuropsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology and social and intercultural psychology.
You can seek to transfer to a PhD six months from the commencement of a Master’s program, subject to meeting certain requirements.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Academic entry requirement
Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (at least upper H2A greater than 75 per cent), or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
You will acquire valuable skills in research, statistics, questionnaire design, interviewing, data collection and analyses, all of which are relevant to a wide range of occupations in the academic, government or private sectors.
Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.
We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.
We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.
A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 071896M