Master of Counselling Admissions

Application deadline December 1, 2014 for May 2015 start.

Students benefit from completing an online orientation prior to the courses starting in May. Details for the Orientation are provided with offers of admission.

Step One --Review upcoming Faculty of Education Graduate Program Offerings

Step Two -- Review the Master of Counselling Program Admission Requirements

Step Three --  Applicant completes the Master of Counselling Application Package:

Application for Admission

Applicant completes application online.

Academic transcriptsApplicant uploads unofficial transcripts in the online application. Applicant arranges to have official transcripts (including proof of graduation for the baccalaureate degree and transcripts of all post-baccalaureate work, if any) sent directly from the issuing institution to the Registrar's Office and Student Services (ROSS).
Letter of Reference

Three completed reference letters are submitted directly by the referee via the online system.

  • One referee under whom the applicant has studied at the university level
  • Two referees with whom the applicant has worked professionally
Applicant's c.v.The applicant's curriculum vitae (c.v.) must be included in the application package.  The applicant's c.v. includes academic background, work experience, awards, scholarships and publications.
Letter of intentA Letter of Intent indicating in general terms the candidate's reason for applying (e.g., the specific nature of interest in the program and the intended career outcome upon completion) is included in the application package.
Description of work/volunteer experience

The Fieldwork Experience Form (doc) (doc) is completed by the applicant and defines the types of related paid or volunteer experience that are relevant to the admission process.  Using the form, the candidate will describe the details of the related experience.  Preference is given to applicants that have at least two years of related experience.

Fieldwork Experience Form (pdf)

Financial Assistance

Applicants intending to pursue full-time studies may apply for a graduate assistantship through the Faculty of Education by completing the Student Application for Graduate Assistantship- Graduate Programs in Education form.

Students may be eligible for awards and scholarships.  Please refer to the Awards and Scholarships section of the calendar.

Additional documentationIf additional documentation is required, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in Education will contact the applicant.


Step Four --  Admission Interview

Applicants selected for consideration will be invited to a scheduled admission interview.  To accommodate applicants from a greater distance these interviews may be conducted by teleconference or videoconference.

We invite you to contact us at:
Graduate Studies and Research in Education (TH421)
4401 University Drive

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