20 months
1435 CAD/module
874 CAD/module
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This MEd Counselling degree from University of New Brunswick is tailored for future masters-level practitioners, working as school counsellors or counselling therapists in community agencies or private practice. 


The MEd Counselling degree from University of New Brunswick also offers you a combined research and practice-based degree, prior to pursuing your doctoral studies in counselling psychology.

Note: The MEd Counselling degree is not designed to qualify people for licensure as a psychologist.

Work with individuals, groups and families

Counsellors work to address a wide range of issues related to daily life and development, including:

  • career choice and adjustment
  • successfully making life transitions
  • functioning in interpersonal relationships
  • emotional and behaviour problems

Faculty conduct research on issues such as:

  • career and vocational development
  • counselling processes
  • therapeutic relationships
  • growth psychology
  • the practice of counselling and counselling psychology in Canada

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon in Counselling Practice
  • Group Procedures in Counselling Psychology
  • Theories in Counselling Psychology
  • Processes and Skills in Counselling Psychology
  • Interpersonal Process & Practice in Counselling Psychology
  • Professional Practice and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits
  • MEd course route: 10 courses (33 credit hours which includes a six-credit-hour practicum)
  • MEd thesis route: 10 courses + thesis (48 credit hours)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • at least one undergraduate level course (3 credits) in theories of counselling, theories of personality or theories of psychopathology.
  • at least one undergraduate level course (3 credits) in counselling/guidance practices, counselling interviewing skills, alliance formation skills, or social work practice skills.
  • at least one undergraduate level course (3 credits) in human development, child or adult development, or developmental psychology.
  • Applicants are expected to hold a four-year undergraduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (B, or its equivalent).
  • Well-qualified applicants will have completed undergraduate courses at the advanced level in psychology or counselling.
  • A completed online application
  • Letter of interest
  • Up-to-date resumé
  • Three reference letters (academic references are preferred, particularly if other degrees were recent)
  • Official transcripts (copied or opened transcripts are not official)

Work experience

  • minimum of one year's experience in some aspect of human services. (Volunteer work is accepted as experience)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1435 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per module during 20 months.
  • National

    874 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 874 CAD per module during 20 months.

Living costs for Fredericton

1100 - 2100 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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