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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.

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

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ME?

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.

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, mixed-mode option  or a work-friendly Saturdays-only schedule to help you fit your learning around your life.

Master of Counselling (Alberta) Prerequisites

Admission to the Master of Counselling degree program in Alberta requires the successful completion of a 4 year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.   Candidates for the Master of Counselling program must have completed undergraduate coursework showing the fundamental knowledge in each of the areas of Learning and Human Development plus coursework in either Personality or Counselling Theories.  These fundamentals may be covered in any combination/number of courses.  For example, if you took one course that included the topics of Learning and Human Development and one course that included Counselling theories, you have probably met this requirement with these two courses.  A grade of a “C” or higher is required for any course to qualify. Click here for more information

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, a work-friendly Saturdays-only schedule, or a mixed-mode option with just under half of the program offered online with the other half offered through  weekend residentials once or twice per term.

Master of Counselling (BC) Prerequisites

Admission to the Master of Counselling degree program in British Columbia requires the successful completion of a 4 year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.   Candidates for the Master of Counselling program must have completed undergraduate coursework showing the fundamental knowledge in each of the areas of Learning, Cognition, Personality and Human Development.  These fundamentals may be covered in any combination/number of courses.  For example, if you took one course that included the topic of Learning and Cognition and one course that included the topics of Personality and Human Development, you have probably met this requirement with these two courses.  A grade of a “C” or higher is required for the course to qualify.Click here for more information

LOCATIONS AND FORMATS

Currently, the degree is offered in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton in the following formats:

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