Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
214 Horton Hall, 18 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6


Program Information
Faculty: Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Counsellor Education/School Counselling and Guidance Services
Description The Master of Education in Counselling is intended for teachers pursuing a career in school counselling and others pursuing a career in counselling through various agencies. Full-time students begin the program in July and generally study for 14 months if following the non-thesis route. Thesis students should expect to spend additional time in their program. The program is a combination of face-to-face and on-line courses. A Counselling Programme that is: Dedicated to the preparation of leaders of the counselling profession through the pursuit of disciplined inquiry, the understanding of and respect for human diversity, and the development, use and evaluation of effective counselling practices; Devoted to the prevention, remediation and amelioration of emotional, cognitive, behavioural, and interpersonal difficulties, and the enhancement of human potential and quality of life; Focussed on integrating theory, practice and research, with the awareness and skills to work with diverse populations from individual, social, and organizational perspectives; Conceived from an integrative theoretical orientation. Students are exposed to a wide variety of counselling approaches including existential, person-centred, cognitive-behavioural, narrative, and family-systems; Designed around accreditation standards and prepares professionals for a variety of work settings and for national certification.
Website: Counselling at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Length: 14 Month(s)
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 73 to 76
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Experience: Two years of successful teaching or related experience (includes work with agencies). Documents: Two references from persons conversant with the applicant's academic and professional ability. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is conferred five or more years ago, or who have a Master's degree, may substitute a professional reference for the academic reference. All other applicants must provide an academic reference (downloadable forms are available at Applicants must submit a letter outlining their motivations and expectations in reference to the Counselling program. One official transcript from every post-secondary institution attended is also required. For all international applicants, a copy of passport (only page 1 and 2) is also required. Applicants must successfully complete an interview prior to admission.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 13, 2016