Application Process: Professional Master's in Psychology

On this page:
- About the Professional Master's Programmes
- Information on the application process
- Electronic submission during Lockdown (NB --> Important)
About the Professional Master's Programmes
The Department offers three coursework master's programmes, namely; Clinical, Counselling and Research Psychology.  Click on the yearbook links below for important programme information and requirements on the respective programmes:
Admittance to any one of these programmes depends on a selection process.  Further information about the application process can be obtained below.
Information on the Application Process
Applicants are invited to apply for any one of its Professional Master’s Programmes in Psychology, namely: MA Clinical, Counselling and Research Psychology by following the process below.
Step 1:  Application for Admission
Prospective students need to first complete the “Online Application for Admission” to the University of Pretoria on and current UP (enrolled) students need to complete the “Internal Application” via their Student Centre
Step 2:  Departmental Application Packages 
Applicants need to complete the “Departmental Application Package” for the relevant degree and submit it with all the supporting documents to the department. Steps will be on the application document.  It is important to read the instructions relevant to the programme you select.  Ensure you apply for the correct programme (different application packages for different programmes).
Important Deadlines:
Applications are closed.  NO late applications will be accepted.
Selection Dates for each Programme:
MA Clinical Psychology:        06 to 09 July 2020
MA Research Psychology:     03 to 05 August 2020
MA Counselling Psychology:  11 to 14 August 2020
For more information, contact:
Ms Vanessa Augus, the Master’s Coursework Administrative Coordinator on [email protected] or 012 420 2329.


Electronic Submission of the "Departmental Application & Supporting Documents" during the Lockdown:

Please read this important information:
Due to the current lockdown situation, candidates applying for the Professional Master's Programmes (MA Clinical, Counselling and Research Psychology) are requested to submit their completed in full “Departmental Application Form & ALL Supporting Documents (including: essay, copy of ID, copies of degree certificates and full academic record/transcript)” via email to [email protected].
Clearly state in the subject line your initials and surname and the specific Programme that you have applied for online i.e. AB Smith: MA Counselling Psychology.
Candidates are reminded to first complete the UP Online Application process successfully before emailing the “Departmental Application & Support Documents”.
Please note:
The applications are now closed. No late applications will be considered.
Avoid emailing duplicate applications
Incomplete Departmental Applications with outstanding supporting documents will not be processed.  If you did not complete the online application process successfully, your departmental application will also not be processed.
For enquiries regarding the selection process, please email [email protected]Do not use the application's email for enquiries.
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