McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Counselling Psychology (M.A.) - Project Concentration

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Counselling Psychology
Description The M.A. (Non-Thesis) in Counselling Psychology (Project) is designed to produce graduates with introductory academic preparation for research or clinical careers in counselling psychology. Training is provided in the research domain through coursework in data analysis and a research project. Clinical preparation is initiated in the program through coursework in ethics, intervention, assessment, psychological testing, and multicultural issues and through a practicum. Most coursework is taken during the student's first year of studies while beginning work on their research projects. In their second year, students gain practical experience via a practicum in the Department’s Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic while also completing the majority of their work on the research project. The degree alone does not fulfil the requirements for membership in the orders that certify either guidance counsellors (OCCOQ) or psychologists (OPQ) in Quebec.
Website: Counselling Psychology (M.A.) - Project Concentration at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Completed McGill online application form. Applicants to the Project Concentration must include the name(s) of their prospective supervisor (max of 2) on their web application. Two (2) official copies of all university transcripts (sent directly to the Department). A current CV. Three (3) completed M.A. Letter of Reference Form. In addition to completing this form, referees are invited, but not required, to write a separate letter of recommendation. A letter of intent NO LONGER than 500 words that includes: your reasons for applying to the pro­gram, your career aspirations, any information that you believe the admissions committee should know about, and a statement of research interest (for applicants to the Project concentration only). Completed Pre-Admission Academic Checklist.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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: July 23, 2015