The University of South Australia's Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides professional education and supervised practice in the area of clinical psychology.

The program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. The on-campus Psychology Clinic provides a supportive placement experience with close supervision and regular feedback. External placements provide diverse clinical training under the supervision of experienced practising psychologists.

The program trains students to develop competence in: 

  • psychological assessment
  • providing evidence-based psychological interventions
  • counselling
  • professional and ethical practice in clinical psychology
  • knowledge about psychopathology, and theories of its causes
  • conducting and critically evaluating research in clinical psychology.

Important dates

Information Session:   TBC

SATAC Applications open:  TBC

Applications close:  TBC

Interviews:  TBC

Offers made:  TBC

Application process

         The intake for semester 1 2023 has now been finalised

Please submit the following documents :

  • A current Curriculum Vitae (or Resume) 
  • A personal written statement of no more than 1000 words explaining why you would be a good candidate for the Master of Psychology (Clinical) program. Please provide supportive evidence (e.g., examples of relevant experience and times you have demonstrated desirable qualities). Please include a description of your research interests and indicate the extent to which you have consulted with UniSA staff on a potential research project.

     Please ensure you have all  of  your supporting documents ready to upload before starting your application. Missing documents will deem your application Incomplete.

Obtain and submit two (2) confidential referee reports to the Psychology Reference System.

One should be from your most recent supervisor (Honours or PhD). Should you not choose to include your most recent research supervisor as one of your referees, please explain why in your written statement.

The referee system is administered by the Heads of Departments and Schools Psychology Association (HoDSPA). Applicants will need to register and pay a $25 fee to use the system, please ensure you read the instructions carefully.


Information Session





UniSA Magill Campus

Amy Wheaton Building, Room H1-44


Via Zoom (the link will be sent closer to the date)


The information session will cover the following topics:

  • the application process
  • relevant information/documents to include in your application
  • important dates
  • current students' experiences
  • interview skills and more

Our academic team

Kurt Lushington
Professor in Psychology, UniSA Justice & Society
A2-27, Magill Campus
Matthew Smout
Program Director: Master of Psychology (Clinical), UniSA Justice & Society
N1-02, Magill Campus
David Gleaves
Professor of Psychology (Clinical), UniSA Justice & Society
C1-07, Magill Campus
Nadine Pelling
Senior Lecturer, UniSA Justice & Society
H2-37, Magill Campus
Amanda Hutchinson
Associate Professor in Psychology (Clinical), UniSA Justice & Society
C1-05, Magill Campus
Stephanie Webb
Lecturer: Psychology, UniSA Justice & Society
C1-18, Magill Campus
Tahereh Ziaian
Professor in Psychology, UniSA Justice & Society
C1-10, Magill Campus
Koren Ganas
Lecturer, UniSA Justice & Society