Master of Counselling

University of Lethbridge

Program Description

Master of Counselling

University of Lethbridge


As a Master of Counselling student, you will experience a distance program designed to prepare you for a career as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist. In this program you will:

  • be part of a diverse, distributed learning community,
  • receive a quality education through a blend of online courses and face-to-face components (summer institutes and practicum seminars),
  • experience supervised practice in counseling psychology settings,
  • benefit from a personal and supportive learning environment,
  • study with experienced faculty and practicing counselors.

The 12-course Master of Counselling program is completed over three years in a blended delivery format. Summer term includes an online portion, as well as a two-week face-to-face component in July. Fall and spring courses are offered online. On-campus accommodation is available.

While the program is designed to accommodate working professionals, students are encouraged to limit other obligations during the time frame of the program. Many students reduce or adjust their hours of work while engaged in their practice.

The Faculty of Education also offers an on-campus MEd (Counselling Psychology) program.

Admission Requirements

  1. University of Lethbridge baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent from another recognized degree-granting institution.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in the terms containing the last 20 graded university courses (60.0 credit hours)
  3. Applicants must present a breadth of undergraduate courses in counseling, educational psychology or psychology. Particular emphasis is paid to courses in human development, learning, personality, psychological disorders (abnormal psychology), and counseling and/or interpersonal skills.
  4. Evidence of successful experience in a related area. Preference is given to applicants who have two or more years of work experience in a counseling or related setting. Volunteer experience in counseling settings is also desirable.
  5. All applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement for Graduate Students through recognized study or a valid standardized test (see English Language Proficiency for Graduate Students).

The following criteria are used in the selection process:

  • Grade point average;
  • Relevancy of the undergraduate degree;
  • The breadth of undergraduate courses;
  • Relevant work and/or volunteer experience; and,
  • Results of the interview.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 31, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
3 years
45,868 CAD
International: $45,868. Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents: $20,602.
Canada - Lethbridge, Alberta
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Canada - Lethbridge, Alberta
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