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?
- 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!
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- 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.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
- Apply before
DisciplinesPsychology Counselling View 40 other Masters in Counselling in Canada
- 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
International5074 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5074 CAD per year during 24 months.
National4022 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4022 CAD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Victoria
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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