Master of Mental Health Science

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

This course is offered by the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health. This course seeks to develop professional knowledge and skills for clinicians delivering mental health care. Depending upon your undergraduate studies you will select from community mental health, child psychotherapy studies, psychiatry or mental health nursing. These specialisations aim to meet the specific needs of these disciplines within mental health services. The course can be completed by coursework, or for those professionals seeking to build their research capacity, incorporation of a research project or minor thesis is available to address that need.


The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Expanding core discipline skills, Part B. Foundations for mental health science specialist studies and Part C. Advanced specialist study.


  • Child psychotherapy studies
  • Mental health
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychiatry

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a credit average (60%), or equivalent qualification and relevant work experience approved by the faculty. Applicants must meet the following requirements for their specialisation:•A cognate discipline for the Child Psychotherapy Studies specialisation including social work, psychology, medicine or occupational health age, and a minimum of one year of work experience in a child or adolescent mental health program.•A cognate discipline for the Mental Health specialisation including social work, psychology, medicine, occupational health or public health and recent/current relevant work experience.•A cognate discipline for the Mental Health Nursing specialisation including nursing and have entered a graduate nursing program in mental health nursing or have other relevant current nursing work experience.•A cognate discipline for the Psychiatry specialisation including medicine and have completed an intern year to qualify for medical registration.All applicants must submit a comprehensive CV citing evidence of current employment with the relevant mental health focus.


Successful completion fulfils one of the criteria for professionals to be employed under the Child Psychotherapists Award and to be eligible for membership of the Victorian Child Psychotherapy Association.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Monash Online International: $55,200 No
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Prohibited employment declaration - Only required for students completing the Child Psychotherapy specialisation.

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