Project-based master's degree in counselling psychology

The Master's in Counselling Psychology assists students in developing the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to work as professional counsellors in a wide variety of settings.

Our programs are characterized by small classes, ongoing contact with a program supervisor, and a focus on the practicum/internship component of counsellor preparation.

You'll need to take a minimum of 27 units of course work and complete a project and comprehensive exam. It generally takes two years of full-time study to complete. See the courses you'll take.

Difference between a project-based MA and a thesis-based MA

The project-based degree is considered a professional or terminal degree, similar to a degree in law or medicine, as students are being prepared to become working professionals in the field upon graduation.

Students should be aware that most PhD programs require a master's thesis to pursue doctoral studies in counselling psychology.

Transferring to a thesis-based MA

Transferring from a project-based to a thesis-based MA is rarely allowed once a student has been accepted and has begun the program. Other steps also need to be taken before making another application to be considered for a transfer (e.g., writing a full proposal, completing at least one research course, gaining research experience as a paid or volunteer research assistant).

You must choose whether to pursue the project-based or thesis-based option when applying for the program.