McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Counselling Psychology

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School:McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Education
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Counselling Psychology
Description:Student pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology take a combination of theoretical, practical, and research-based courses throughout the duration of their degree. It draws upon a number of different sciences (including developmental, social, career and neuropsychology and personality theory) to develop critically astute researchers and exceptionally skilled clinicians. Building on the M.A. in Counselling Psychology (Project concentration), or equivalent, the program offers opportunities in Practicum, Supervision, and full-year Internships to develop clinical skills while also working toward the completion of a doctoral dissertation (thesis). The Ph.D. program, has the following aims: to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of counselling psychology; to practise from a strong evidence base; and to take a leadership role in community, professional, and university organizations in counselling psychology.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume careers in education and community settings, including faculty positions, counselling and psychological positions on the staff of university and college mental health centres, and professional positions in psychological agencies offering preventative mental health services. The program is currently accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), and the Ordre des psychologues du Qu├ębec (OPQ) (Please note that the APA no longer accredits programs outside of the United States of America). Graduates are eligible for licensure in Quebec.

URL:Counselling Psychology at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,151
National: $4,151

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
To be eligible applicants must hold: a master's degree equivalent to the Master of Arts (M.A.) Counselling Psychology (Non-Thesis): Project (60 credits) or a Master's degree from a directly relevant program (e.g., clinical psychology, other Counselling Psychology programs) along with 42 credits of core courses in specific Psychology domains (see list in the Pre-Admission Academic Checklist), with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 or a GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 21, 2017