Supplemental Application – Masters of Counselling (Alberta)

In addition to the general CityU application, the Master of Counselling program in Alberta requires the following supplemental application materials to review your candidacy. For each of the following, please download the form or instructions, complete it, print it and upload it using the fields below. This will ensure your documents are received in a timely way.  If you have difficulty with the upload process, you can submit your materials via email to or via postal mail to:

City University in Canada
Attention: MC Admissions
Suite 120, 1040- 7th Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB  T2P 3G9



We accept 300 and 400 series courses specializing in Learning, Development, and either Personality Theory or Counselling theory. We do not accept 200 series general psychology courses that offer simply a module or chapter in the above areas..  This is because, the College of Alberta Psychologists typically refuses to accept any 200 series courses which could result in up to a one year delay in graduates' abilities to register with CAP and seek employment in the profession.

You may request a review of your prior course work that you believe meet these qualifications before you officially apply to the Master of Counselling program by completing this form.  Please include the official course descriptions typically found in your university’s website or catalogue. If you have any further questions, contact our advisor at 

Please update your Prerequisite Form here. Please name it "Your Name - AB Counselling - Prerequisite form" to ensure it is paired with your application.
Please update your unofficial transcript here. Please name the file "Your Name - AB Counselling - Unofficial Transcript" to ensure it is paired with your application. NOTE: The unofficial transcript is only used to verify your prerequisites. You still need to submit your official transcripts as part of your application.

Self Assessment Essay

The writing sample is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing skill and to briefly describe your professional goals and personal values. Reflection on these topics also begins the process of self-exploration that will continue throughout the program. Please download the guidelines for this 4-6 page essay.

Please upload your answers in a PDF or MSWord file named "Your name - AB Counselling - Essay Questions" to ensure that it is linked with your application.

Background Questionnaire

Due to the nature of the Master of Counselling program, we need to collect some background information.  Please complete this background questionnaire.

Please save your questionnaire as "Your Name - AB Counselling - Background Questionnaire" to ensure it is paired with your application. Please be sure to include your signature.


Curriculum vitae/resume

Please name your file "Your Name - AB Counselling - Resume" to ensure that it is matched with your application.


City University requires three professional references for the Master of Counselling program.  Please download the reference form and send it to each of your references.   Your references can either email the form back to us directly at or you can upload the completed forms here.

Please make sure each uploaded file is named as follows so that it can more easily be associated with your application.  "Your Name - AB Counselling - Reference from ". Please upload them one at a time. You do not have to upload them all at the same time. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE REFERRER'S SIGNATURE.

Proof of English Proficiency

If your undergraduate degree was earned outside the recognized universities: Canada, USA, UK, NZ, Australia, Ireland, please submit proof of English proficiency.

Please name your file "Your Name - AB Counselling - English Proficiency" to ensure that it is matched with your application.