Thesis-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.

The thesis-based MA degree is meant for individuals wanting to pursue doctoral level degrees upon completion of their degree. It is research oriented, and prospective students should be familiar with the research our counselling faculty are involved in.

We also offer a project-based MA for students preparing to become working professionals in the field upon graduation.

What is a thesis?

A thesis is an independent research project of substantive involvement requiring a supervisory committee and external examination at the university level. The thesis-based option is only available with the on-campus September entry point.

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How long will it take?

To complete this MA degree program, a minimum of 28.5 units is required and includes a thesis and its oral defense. On average, it takes about 2.5 to 3 years to complete, as it can take 1 to 3 extra semesters to complete the thesis component after the 2 years of course work and internships are complete.

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