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Master of Counselling

CityU in Canada’s Master of Counselling Degree  is based on the scholar-practitioner model, taught by Canadian faculty who are in practice and scholars in the field. The program is widely recognized for its excellence in preparing graduates for professional practice and registration. Please download our information sheet or speak to an adviser for in class residency intensive dates.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?

In Alberta

If you want to register with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.), or as a Registered Psychologist (R.Psych.), regulated by the College of Alberta Psychologists, this program is a great fit! We offer a full-time program (Calgary location only), or a more work-friendly Saturdays-only schedule.

In British Columbia

If you want to register with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) or the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.), as a counsellor or therapist, this program is a great fit, We offer a full-time program (Vancouver location only), or a more work-friendly Saturdays-only schedule, or a mixed-mode format.

PRE-REQUISITES

Admission to the Master of Counselling degree program requires the completion of a 4 year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution. The qualifying degree must include courses in the areas of Learning, Cognition, Personality and Human development for BC (four areas) and Learning, Development, and one of Personality or Counselling Theories in Alberta (three areas). Additionally, in the instance an applicant has no related counselling experience, a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service is required.

Does your prior learning satisfy the prerequisite requirement?

To verify the suitability if your prior academic course (s) qualify as prerequisite (s), please submit the following form and supporting documents to the appropriate location (scanned copy of transcripts plus course descriptions/syllabi):

Currently, the degree is offered in the following formats at the following locations:

British Columbia

Alberta

For more information on the Master of Counselling program in each province, please click on the following links:

If you are considering CityU graduate programs in either Master of Education in School Counselling (MEd), or a Master in Counselling (MC), and would like to compare the programs to find the best fit for you, download this sheet to make the task easier. We review the program component features, who typically is enrolled, the delivery formats and financial aid options for both graduate programs. This is a great place to start if you are investigating options offered within British Columbia.

Ready to Apply?

Here is our Application Process!

Want to contact an advisor for our Canadian programs? Click here.