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Master of Counselling

CityU in Canada’s Master of Counselling Degree program is based on the practitioner-scholar model, taught by Canadian faculty who are practicing and specialists in their field. The program is widely recognized for its excellence in preparing graduates for professional practice and registration.

Is this program for me?

Our Master of Counselling program makes it attainable to earn your degree! We offer a variety of convenient schedules which allow you to complete your degree within a few years! Our program is designed for busy, working professionals, and also students who are early in their academic careers. You will enjoy small cohort sizes of around 20 students in each of your classes. As you participate in each of your classes with the other cohort members, you will network and form bonds with other growing professionals in the field. This ensures that you are seen as a person, and not just a number. The nature of our program fosters a face-to-face and interactive environment, even while we are teaching virtually!

Upon graduation our Alumni work towards registration as a Psychologist or a Counselling Therapist in Alberta, or a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia!

English Proficiency Requirements

English is the language of instruction and assessment at CityU. Admission to CityU’s programs includes both academic and language qualifications for all students whose first language is not English.

English knowledge and skills can be demonstrated through official transcripts documenting previous postsecondary experience in English or by achieving an English-language proficiency test minimum standard.

English placement test scores are valid for 2 years from the date of test results.  CityU’s Institutional Placement and Proficiency will be measured by the iTEP (International TEST of English Proficiency).  Scores for all other tests taken outside of CityU must be authenticated by the test publisher (Official Transcripts).

Institutional versions of the tests below are not acceptable. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure their official test results are sent to CityU. Results must come directly from the examining institution to CityU; results uploaded by applicants are NOT official. CityU can receive results electronically, directly from the issuing organization, when possible, as long they are securely sent with a protected password.

An equivalency chart for all CityU recognized measurements of proficiency is provided at the link below: