Master of Counselling Admissions

Application deadline December 1 for May start.

Starting in 2016, the program will include a required Summer Insitute in the third year of program. The additional Summer Institute has been implementd due to feedback from students regarding the value of the Summer Institute.

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 transcripts Applicant uploads unofficial transcripts in the online application. Unofficial transcripts must be provided for all post-secondary institutions applicants have attended or are attending.
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 intent A 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 available online at Please refer to the Awards and Scholarships section of the calendar.
Additional documentation If 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. Accommodations may be arranged for candidates who cannot attend in person.

We invite you to contact us at:
Graduate Studies and Research in Education (TH421)
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
T1K 3M4