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Virtual MC

CityU in Canada offers a Virtual Master of Counselling degree program in Canada. The program has been approved by the Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education upon recommendation of the Campus Alberta Quality Council. Thus, satisfying the educational program requirements for many counselling regulatory bodies and associations across Canada. Students are encouraged to contact the professional associations and regulatory bodies connect to their professional interests to keep up to date on requirements within your preferred jurisdictions.

Comprehensive courses cover a broad range of clinical issues to help you develop a solid theoretical and ethical framework while gaining the practical counselling skills you need. Course content includes but is not limited to the following subject areas:

  • psychological theories and counselling practices
  • Culture and Diversity
  • ethics and law
  • research methods and statistics
  • family, couple, group and adolescent counselling
  • psychoeducational assessment
  • Practicum/Internship
  • Research project

CityU in Canada’s Virtual campus has a faculty of active clinical practitioners who are deeply committed to developing your theoretical underpinning, clinical skills, and research competencies. 


The Master of Counselling Degree Virtual program utilizes a cohort-based learning framework.  This means that you complete all of your courses in a virtual but synchronous learning environment (regular scheduled date and time), with the same group of students. The program typically takes three years to complete depending on the cohort and internship you choose to complete your supervised hours of practice.

CityU in Canada’s Virtual Master of Counselling program allows you to attend class by video conference every Saturday and Sunday morning. The video conference modality is a virtual but synchronous face-to-face learning platform with no discussion boards or online formats.  The videoconference modality provides for an in-classroom experience while not leaving your home.

There are two weeks off in-between each quarter so that you will still have some weekends off in the year to practice self-care and connect with your families.  Pedagogical methods for virtual cohorts are very similar to our other synchronous environment, which provides didactic instruction, Socratic questions, student-led presentation, case studies, role plays and many other interactive and experiential learning opportunities. 

The Virtual – Synchronous delivery model provides students with a predictable schedule while benefitting from real-time video conference-based face-to-face contact with their faculty and classmates in a highly interactive and dynamic manner. This program is a great resource for the busy professional with a family who wants to pursue graduate studies in counselling.

Learn more about the courses.

These courses are offered via a Synchronous delivery method.  This means that students will attend classes using a video conferencing platform at a regularly scheduled day and time (synchronous).  The Synchronous delivery model provides students with a predictable schedule while benefitting from real-time video conference-based face-to-face contact with their faculty and classmates in a highly interactive and dynamic manner. 


Admission to the Virtual MC program 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.  


For more information, email: or call toll-free: 1-800-663-7466

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