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Master of Counselling, BC City University of Seattle in Canada (Victoria)



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Program Details

CityU in Canada provides an approved Master of Counselling degree program in British Columbia, Canada. The program is approved by the Ministry of Advanced Education and designed to align with the requirements necessary to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor, R.C.C. or a Canadian Certified Counsellor, C.C.C.

Our Master in Counselling program provides a thorough grounding in traditional counselling theory and describes collaborative, practice-based ways of engaging therapeutically. You’ll learn from a faculty of scholar-practitioners who work in the field of counselling and publish in counselling journals and books. Expect a comprehensive core of learning that covers the following topics:

  • diversity and cultural psychology
  • ethics and law
  • grief, loss, trauma and addictions
  • human development and family systems
  • psychopathology and psychopharmacology
  • research, testing and assessment

Effective In-Class and Online Learning

CityU in Canada’s British Columbia program offers you three different ways to complete your master’s in counselling program. Complete coursework online at your own pace with a quarterly residency requirement (mixed-mode learning), take courses part time with classroom-based sessions on Saturdays, or participate in our full-time, in-class program. Full time students can complete the program in under two years. Speak with a CityU advisor to see which program works best for you.

Where CityU Can Take You

Your master’s degree in counselling from CityU prepares you to work as a therapist in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, private practices, social service agencies, not-for-profit community organizations, residential treatment programs and provincial health authority ministries.


Core Courses (50)

CPC 501 Introduction To Counselling Psychology Practice (5)

CPC 502 Systemic Theory: Diversity and Cultural Psychology (3)

CPC 510 Professional Ethics and Law (3)

CPC 511 Psychology of Loss and Grief (3)

CPC 512 Family Systems Therapy (5)

CPC 513 Brief Therapy Models (3)

CPC 514 Research Methods and Statistics (3)

CPC 522 Psychology of Trauma and Interpersonal Violence (3)

CPC 523 Psychology of Sexuality and Human Development (3)

CPC 524 Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology (5)

CPC 525 Testing and Assessment (3)

CPC 526 Counselling Psychology Theory (5)

CPC 527 Group Counselling Psychology (3)

CPC 529 Psychology of Addictions (3)

CPC 550 Comprehensive Exam (0)

Additional Required Courses (16)

CPC 600 Child and Adolescent Counselling (3)

CPC 603 Research Project/Thesis (4)

CPC 604 Psychology of Aging (3)

CPC 606 Couples Counselling (3)

CPC 610 Introduction to Clinical Supervision (3)

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Counselling, BC.

Online/Distance with attendence (Full time students can complete the program in under two years)

Tuition fees

CAN $609 per credit




City University of Seattle in Canada (Victoria)

305 – 877 Goldstream Ave,

British Columbia (BC),

V9B 2X8, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Admission to the Master of Counselling degree program in Alberta requires the successful completion of a 4 year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 87
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Exams: CAE Certificate in Advanced English
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Band 6.5
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language): Overall 70; Writing 70
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English): 59

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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