Athabasca University - Graduate Programs

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Program Information

School:Athabasca University - Graduate Programs
Faculty:Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology
Degree:Post-diploma; Distance
Field of Study:Counselling Psychology
Description:The 18-credit Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Counselling (PBDC) program focuses on the fundamentals of counselling psychology, theory, and practice. The Diploma is designed for students who either do not want to complete a full master's degree or who do not meet the admissions criteria for the master's program and plan to apply to ladder into that program upon completion of the Diploma.
URL:Counselling at Athabasca University - Graduate Programs
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,720

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be admitted to the PBDC program, applicants must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the last 10 full course equivalents, and at least three senior undergraduate or graduate courses in Psychology or Educational Psychology. In particular, applicants must have a course in each Developmental Psychology, Learning Psychology, and Counselling Theories or Personality Theories.

    Test Scores:
    • CanTEST or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference

    * 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 24, 2017