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Whether you study here for one year, two years or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies.  Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What Is Counselling?

Counselling Psychology focuses on providing therapeutic treatments to clients who experience a wide variety of symptoms. It is also one of the largest specialty areas within psychology. The Society of Counselling Psychology describes the field as "a psychological specialty [that] facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental and organizational concerns."


University of Lethbridge
Master of Counselling (Distance Learning)

This 3-year program is offered in a blended delivery format. Fall and Spring courses are offered online. Summer semester includes a 2 week face-to-face component in July. Admission requirements include:

  • An accredited undergraduate degree
  • Three Letters of Reference, Curriculum Vitae, and Letter of Intent
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 during the last 2 years of courses (60 credits). Students who apply directly to the Master of Counselling program and whose GPA falls below 3.0 may be considered for the Post-Graduate Certificate program.  These students may then apply to transfer into the Master’s program upon successful completion of the certificate
  • A breadth of undergraduate courses in counselling, educational psychology or psychology.  Particular emphasis is paid to courses in human development, learning, personality, abnormal psychology, and counselling and/or inter-personal skills.
  • Work or volunteer experience in a related area.  Preference is given to applicants who have two or more years of work experience in a counselling or related setting.

City University of Seattle (Edmonton Campus)
Master of Arts in Counselling

This 3 year program utilizes a cohort learning structure where you complete your courses in a classroom setting with the same group of learners. This program also features an internship with supervised hours. Admission requirements include:

  • An accredited undergraduate degree (not necessarily in a related major)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75

Yorkville University (New Brunswick)
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Online)

Yorkville University’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology is offered primarily online, but has a significant supervised practice component. Admission requirements include:

  • An accredited undergraduate degree or first professional degree. Preference will be given to students who have completed courses amounting to either a major or minor in psychology, related social sciences, or allied health professions such as social work
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants may be admitted with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 if there is clear evidence in their application that the applicant is prepared for graduate study
  • 2 Letters of Reference from professional or academic sources
  • A current resume or CV
  • A 700-1000 word letter of application

Trinity Western University (B.C.)
Master of Arts Counselling Psychology

This program is aimed towards students who desire a strong seminary-based counselling education program with an emphasis on spirituality and theological integration. Admission requirements include:

  • An accredited 4-year bachelor's degree
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 based on the last two years of the B.A. (presuming these include predominantly upper-level courses) and the minimum grades of four of the upper-level courses in psychology must be 3.7
  • Two References: 1) Academic Reference 2) Work-related Reference. These references must be written by persons who know the applicant well and can describe his/her personal qualifications for the role of counsellor
  • Completion of the follow prerequisite courses:




Introduction to Psychology


Introduction to Statistics


Research Design


Brain and Behaviour


Abnormal Psychology


Personality Psychology


Developmental Psychology


A Basic Counselling Skills Course

  • Recommended Courses: Social Psychology; Learning Theory; Cognitive Psychology; Psychological Testing; and History of Psychology.
  • Counselling-Related Work Requirement: Evidence of successful work or volunteer service of supporting people in their personal development.

Tyndale University College (Ontario)
Master of Divinity with a Major in Counselling

The Counselling degree is designed to prepare graduates for employment in clinical counselling or church ministry settings. Students with a clinical focus are geared towards psychotherapy and the educational preparation for certification with professional counselling associations such as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Graduates with a Pastoral Care and Counselling Focus are trained in issues such as: family conflicts, crisis intervention, and life transitions. Tyndale students gain counselling experience through solid counselling internships.

Admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • A GPA of 2.3 or higher
  • References required

Fall Program start date
Sep 5, 2017

Fall Application Deadline
Aug 15, 2017

Winter Program start date
Jan 4, 2018

Winter Application Deadline
Dec 1, 2017

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