All students must meet the academic requirements for admission (see calendar for details), which include:
1) Minimum grade point average (GPA).
|Master of Counselling||Evidence of academic ability and promise, normally shown by a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the semesters containing the last 20 university courses (60.0 credit hours)|
|Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling||Evidence of academic ability and promise, normally shown by a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the semesters containing the last 20 university courses (60.0 credit hours)|
Students who apply directly to the Master of Counselling program and whose GPA falls below 3.00 may be considered for the Post-Graduate Certificate program. These students may then apply to transfer into the Masters program upon successful completion of the certificate.
2) A University of Lethbridge baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent from another recognized degree-granting institution.
3) Applicants must present a breadth of undergraduate courses in counselling, educational psychology or psychology. Particular emphasis is paid to courses in human development, learning, personality, psychological disorders (abnormal psychology), and counselling and/or inter-personal 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 counselling or related setting. Volunteer experience in counselling settings is also desirable.
For information on how to apply to the program see our Application Information.