Gonzaga University

24 months
1160 USD/credit
1160 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The two-year Master of Counseling Program, based at sites in Canada, offers preparation for a career as a an ethical, competent, service-oriented mental health practitioner within community agencies, schools and clinics in Canada.


Our cohort model allows you to progress through the program with the same small group of students while collaborating and learning together. You will study today's best practices and learn to apply theory and research to services for clients, while developing your own theory of counselling through personal and professional growth. Supervised internships also provide valuable practical experience.

This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training effective June 2012, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

The Master of Counselling degree does not lead to the Psychologist chartering (or registering) in the province of BC. Specifically, one must have the PhD degree from a program approved by the College of BC psychologists. The Master of Counselling degree does provide the basis for application to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) for the Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) credential. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Intro to Canadian Counselling
  • Canadian Counselling Issues & Ethics
  • Counselling Theories
  • Counselling Across the Life Span
  • Group Process & Facilitation
  • Psychopathology & Psychopharmacology
  • Marriage and Family Counselling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate application. Within the application you will be required to submit the following: 2 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose (guidelines are included in the application) and a copy of your passport.
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended. If you attend Gonzaga, please note that GU transcripts are ordered by the Graduate Admissions Office on your behalf.
  • Official scores from the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general aptitude test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
  • A copy of your passport
  • An interview with the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1160 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1160 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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