University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Earth Sciences 1010, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary AB
Calgary, AB
Canada T2N 1N4

Counselling Psychology (MC Course)

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Counselling Psychology
Description The University of Calgary has offered advanced counselling psychology degrees since 1964, but this option is unique in the flexibility it offers. Most of the course work is delivered online, allowing students to further their professional development while continuing to work and live in their communities. However, some core competencies to be an effective counsellor can only be gained face-to-face and hands-on. Students are required to be on campus for the program’s skills-based courses (offered in the summer as residencies and workshops). You are also required to secure a practicum placement with a school, agency or workplace that offers counselling services and complete two practicum courses in that setting in the winter and fall terms your final year.
Website: Counselling Psychology (MC Course) at University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based? Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:

Cost shown is for the entire duration of study (36 months).
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 97] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 83] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to have a four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution, and a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the last two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree. Applicants must also have a minimum of 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) in Psychology or Educational Psychology, including one course each in human development and learning. In addition, applicants are required to have a senior undergraduate Psychology or Educational Psychology course in the area of Communication Skills in Guidance and Counselling, or its equivalent, Communication Skills – Interpersonal and Verbal Facilitation. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “B-“ or above. Paid employment or volunteer work in counselling-related and research-related roles will be an asset.

* 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: December 19, 2018