Program delivery options

The Counselling Psychology MA program (thesis-based or project-based options) is currently only offered full-time, on campus. Due to the high level of class participation, as well as the two practicum placements with agencies in the community, there are no distance options available.

 

On-campus MA Counselling program (project or thesis option)

September entry (every year)

This program is a full-time and on campus program. Full-time refers to being available on campus five days a week.

For 2 years, you are required to take 3 courses each September and January term, which means a minimum of 35 hours per week to meet the program requirements (meetings, supervision, and courses etc.). Taking courses (2-3) in the summer term (May-June) is also required. The required coursework includes two placements with local community agencies: the introductory first-year practicum and the more extensive second-year internship.

The project-based MA typically takes 2 years, while the thesis-based MA typically takes 2.5 to 3 years to complete.

3 Summers MA Counselling program (project-based only)

No intake planned at this time.

The three summers program requires three consecutive summers on campus at the University of Victoria.

During each of the three summers, participants will attend classes on UVic campus from the beginning of July to mid-August Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During the rest of the program, participants will work on their internships (extended practicum), projects, and prepare for summer courses with readings and pre-course assignments.

The three summers program is scheduled to take two years and two months.

Email iwagner@uvic.ca to be added to the interest list (please include your location).

Mid-Island MA Counselling program (project-based only)

No intake planned at this time.

The Mid-island program requires two summers at UVic and weekend courses, once a month in Parksville during the winter.

During each of two summers, participants will attend classes on campus (UVic) from the beginning of July to mid-August Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

During the rest of the program participants will attend classes on weekends up in Parksville (approximately one weekend per month), work on their internships in their hometown (extended practicum), projects, and prepare for summer courses with readings and pre-course assignments.

The Mid-island program is scheduled to take two years.

Email iwagner@uvic.ca to be added to the interest list (please include your location).

September 2022 entry (application deadline has passed):

  • On Campus MA Counselling Psychology program (project or thesis based)

September 2023 entry (application deadline is Dec. 1, 2022): 

  • On Campus MA Counselling Psychology program (project or thesis based)