M.Ed. On Campus

Counselling Psychology

Simon Fraser University

36 months
3970 CAD/year
3970 CAD/year
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The Counselling Psychology programs offered by Simon Fraser University prepare individuals for careers as professional counsellors in community and educational settings. 


Graduates find rewarding careers providing counselling services (individual, group, personal, and career counselling and psycho-educational services) to adults and children in a variety of settings, including public schools, university and college counselling centres, and community-based social service agencies.


The Counselling Psychology MEd and MA programs from Simon Fraser University, are highly sequenced, with almost all courses offered only once per year.  The program structure and sequence is guided by two key principles:
  • Effective counselling practice is guided by coherent theoretical frameworks, a working knowledge of assessment procedures, and a keen awareness of ethical principles and issues. 
  • Counselling skills and strategies are best learned through a series of structured experiences that allow students to refine their skills while becoming increasingly independent and confident in their clinical skills and judgment.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Individual assessment in counselling
  • Theories of counselling
  • Counselling skills and strategies
  • Ethics in counselling psychology
  • Contemporary school counselling
  • Supervised counselling clinic 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 alternative credits

. The MEd degree requires typically a minimum of 35 units of course work and a comprehensive examination.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.33 scale, or 3.33 on a 4.33 scale (B+) based on the last 60 credits of undergraduate courses. All graduate work is also considered.
    • submitted evidence, usually references from qualified referees, of the applicant’s ability to undertake advanced studies in the area of interest.
    • proof of English Language proficiency
    • In exceptional circumstances, a student may be admitted with lower formal qualifications when there is significant experience relevant to the proposed area of scholarship.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3970 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1985 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    3970 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1985 CAD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Burnaby

1600 - 2700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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