Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Counselling Psychology (M.Ed.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Field of Study:Counselling Psychology
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


The MA Counselling Psychology is a scientist-practitioner onsite full-time degree, which prepares you to work as a professional counsellor in community agencies and public institutions that serve a diverse range of clientele. Counselling faculty draw from different theoretical orientations to expose you to current thinking in feminist-informed, cognitive-behavioral and existential practices with individuals, families and communities. The thesis requirement prepares you to be both consumers and producers of research. The eight-month internship with experienced counsellors in child and family services, schools, colleges and universities, as well as mental health and justice settings, prepares you for counselling practice in specialized areas of interest.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    ▪ A four-year Honours degree (20 full courses or equivalent), with a major in Psychology, from an accredited university.
    ▪ An undergraduate honours thesis or equivalent (e.g. senior research project).
    ▪ Minimum "B" standing (70%) or equivalent in the final two years of study.
    ▪ Minimum one year or equivalent paid and/or volunteer experience in the helping professions (see note for more information).

    * 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 November 11, 2022