Counselling Psychology, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 27 months
  • Tuition Fee
    7248 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    3465 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #42 (WUR) ,
In addition to training students to counsel professionally, this program teaches them to be intelligent consumers of the relevant research literature in this field and to do research in the applied aspects of the profession.


For this purpose, it draws on the findings of developmental psychology, personality theory, social psychology, career psychology, and neuropsychology, among several other basic sciences. This is done, further, for purposes of enlarging its canonical knowledge base, as well as for training students to practice professionally.

The aim of the MA in Counselling Psychology - Professional/Internship concentration (non-thesis) is to produce graduates who:
  • Are trained in the major applied areas of Counselling
  • Will be qualified to work in a variety of settings where educational, vocational, personal, and developmental counselling is offered
  • Have had an extensive supervised internship in either a clinical or educational setting
The training program emphasizes:
  • Career and vocational theory and development
  • Individual and group counselling skills
  • Integrating multicultural, gender, and other diversity theories into practice
  • Diagnosis and assessment procedures

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Prof. Practice of Psych
  • Career Psychology
  • Theories of Intervention
  • Intermediate Statistics (Lec)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 27 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2
Recommended score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure they satisfy the admission requirements of their program, including the completion of the required coursework prior to admission. Prospective applicants should ensure that they have taken the appropriate courses before beginning their application.

Academic Background

To be eligible applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree consisting of 42 credits of core courses in specific Psychology domains. Consult the Pre-Admission Academic Checklist - Project [.doc] for a detailed overview of academic requirements. Prospective applicants should ensure they have taken the appropriate courses before beginning their application.


Due to our high volume of applicants, Departmental Faculty and Staff do not review an applicant's academic history in order to help the applicant complete the Pre-Admission Academic Checklist. Applicants are asked to thoroughly consult the Pre-Admission Academic Domain Guide (link above) and use course descriptions and other course materials from completed courses, to complete the checklist to the best of their abilities. Successful applicants who are offered admission will be advised of any conditions of acceptance on their letter of admission (which may include fulfilling any pre-requisite course requirements). At the time of application, applicants can be missing up to 6-credits of courses from their Pre-Admission Academic Checklist. However, are required to have all Pre-Admission course requirements completed by the beginning of their degree (i.e. their first term, Fall year 1, of study).

CGPA Requirements

All candidates must have a minimum CGPA of 3.2 out of 4.0 over the final two years of full-time study at the undergraduate level. This CGPA requirement, along with the successful completion of a Bachelor's degree, is a minimum requirement only and does not guarantee acceptance. The average CGPA of all students admitted into the MA in Counselling Psychology in past years has averaged 3.70 out of 4.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7248 USD per year and a duration of 27 months.
  • National Applies to you

    3465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3465 USD per year and a duration of 27 months.

Typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms*.


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