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Psychologist registration

Psychologist in office

To become a registered psychologist, you can choose one of four supervised practice routes at Massey:

To proceed from a Bachelor of Arts to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial/Organisational Psychology or the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Practice, you will need to complete either a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, then a Master of Arts by thesis only (120 credits). This is to meet the New Zealand Psychologists' Board requirements for coursework and research. Note that the 180-credit Master of Arts will not meet these requirements.

To proceed from a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Health Science, you will need to complete a relevant 240-credit Masters degree.

For information on how to proceed to the Master of Clinical Psychology or the Doctor of Clinical Psychology, please follow the links above.

New Zealand Psychologists’ Board

For information about regulations for becoming a registered psychologist, contact the New Zealand Psychologists’ Board.

Tel: 04 471 4581
Fax: 04 471 4580