University of Lethbridge

36 months
15187 CAD/year
6730 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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As a Master of Counselling at University of Lethbridge student you will experience a distance program designed to prepare you for a career as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist.


In this Counselling program at University of Lethbridge you will:

  • be part of a diverse, distributed learning community,
  • receive a quality education through a blend of online courses and face-to-face components (summer institutes and practicum seminars),
  • experience supervised practice in counselling psychology settings,
  • benefit from a personal and supportive learning environment,
  • study wth experienced faculty and practicing counsellors.

The twelve-course Master of Counselling program is completed over three years in a blended delivery format. Summer term includes an online portion, as well as a two-week face-to-face component in July. Fall and spring courses are offered online. On-campus accommodation is available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Counselling and their Application to Client Change
  • Foundational Counselling and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Counselling Diverse Clients 
  • Research and Program Evaluation Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings, Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • University of Lethbridge baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent from another recognized degree-granting institution.
  • Applicants must present a breadth of undergraduate courses in counselling, educational psychology or psychology. Particular emphasis is paid to courses in human development, learning, personality, psychological disorders and counselling and/or inter-personal skills.
  •  Evidence of successful experience in a related area. Preference is given to applicants who have two or more years of work experience in a counselling or related setting. Volunteer experience in counselling settings is also desirable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15187 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45561 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20190 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.


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