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Counselling Psychology

University of Victoria

24 months
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5074 CAD/year
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About

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.

Overview

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

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
6.5
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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.
90

Credits

27 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

English requirements

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).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
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.
90

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
    Tuition Fee
    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.

Funding

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