20 months
41600 CAD/year
10070 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Counselling Psychology program at University of Toronto is offered by the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), leading to the Master of Education (MEd)


There are three fields:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy (MEd, EdD)
  • Global Mental Health and Counselling Psychology​ (MEd)
  • Guidance and Counselling (MEd)
  • In the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the MEd program at University of Toronto provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and develop counselling skills appropriate for a variety of work settings. Students are encouraged to develop their courses and practicum learning experiences to suit their own goals. Examples of the types of goals for which suitable programs of study could be developed are adult counselling and psychotherapy, college and university counselling centres, career counselling, geriatrics counselling, multicultural counselling, and community mental health and family life centres. 

    The Counselling Psychology program at University of Toronto provides students with the basic preparation for certification as a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling Association (CCA).

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Theories and Techniques of Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
    • Critical Multicultural Practice: Diversity Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Ethical Issues in Professional Practice and Psychotherapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Group Work in Counselling and Psychotherapy

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 20 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    5 alternative credits

    5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the additional admission requirements of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development stated below.

    • An appropriate bachelor's degree of any background or discipline, with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in the final year, from a recognized university.

    • At least one year of relevant counselling-related experience.

    • Two letters of reference.

    Work experience

    • At least one year of relevant experience.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      41600 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 41600 CAD per year during 20 months.
    • National

      10070 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10070 CAD per year during 20 months.

    Living costs for Toronto

    1502 - 2563 CAD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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