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Counselling Psychology

University of Victoria

24 months
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
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Are you passionate about helping people? With the Counselling Psychology program at University of Victoria, British Columbia, you'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a professional counsellor and have a real impact on people’s lives.


Our trauma-informed graduate Counselling Psychology program at University of Victoria, British Columbia offers a balance of theory, practice and research.

The Counselling Psychology program is available as a project-based master's or a thesis-based master's for those who want to pursue doctoral-level studies. This program is accredited by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s Council on Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs.

Why study counselling psychology at UVic?

We offer:

  • Balanced programs of theory, practice and research
  • Small classes, ongoing contact with a program supervisor and close faculty contact
  • Practicum component where you'll get the counsellor preparation and training necessary to work in different settings.
  • Excellent record of graduate job placement—see what our students have to say!

Programme Structure

  • This program is a full-time and on campus program. Full-time refers to being available on campus five days a week.
  • For 2 years, you are required to take 3 courses each September and January term, which means a minimum of 35 hours per week to meet the program requirements (meetings, supervision, and courses etc.). Taking courses (2-3) in the summer term (May-June) is also required. 
  • The project-based MA typically takes 2 years, while the thesis-based MA typically takes 2.5 to 3 years to complete.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • We accept undergraduate degrees from any discipline. You must have earned the equivalent of a B+ average over the last two years (or equivalent of 30.0 UVic units) of their degree to be considered. Practica, non-graded (pass-fail) courses, credit granted on the basis of life or work experience, or credit earned at institutions not recognized by the University will not be used in determining your grade point average or units completed.
  • Prerequsite courses (5-6)
  • A significant number of counselling related hours
  • two counselling skills evaluations
  • two assessments reports
  • personal statement
  • research statement
  • English language requirement 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5074 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5074 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4022 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 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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