Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA)

Overview

Counselling Psychology (CNPS) offers a Master of Arts Program that is accredited by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  Our masters CNPS programs allow students to focus on one of the four areas for which we have accreditation.

  • Community and Agency Counselling
  • Counselling in Higher Education
  • School Counselling
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling.

 

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Arts
Subject
Education
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Counselling Psychology
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Education

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Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
Time: 09:00 to 10:00
Join our Graduate Student Ambassadors Samuel Adenyanju (MSc Forestry, Nigeria), Federico Andrade (PhD Public Health, Colombia), Maria Angélica Guerrero (MA Educational Studies, Colombia), Xining (Linda) Yang (PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, China) and Dorine Akwiri (Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Kenya) who will be available to answer questions about their experiences at UBC, including topics such as accommodation, moving to a new city/province/country and settling in, making friends, being an international student, and more. This session is open to participants interested in different programs across all faculties at UBC. Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application or admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

90
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22
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22

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Criminal Record Check

This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.

GRE required?

Required by all applicants

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$2,334.10$4,192.82
Tuition per year$7,002.30$12,578.46
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $1,500.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications4541414434
Offers111691915
New registrations101391410
Total enrolment5258556565

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 94.74% based on 38 students admitted between 2007 - 2010. Based on 40 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 2.33 years and the maximum time is 5.00 years with an average of 3.30 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 29 September 2017].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Amundson, Norman (Creativity, imagination and metaphors)
  • Bedi, Robinder (Educational Counselling, Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues)
  • Borgen, William (Career Counselling, Career/life transitions, Developmental approaches to counselling, Group counselling)
  • Buchanan, Marla (Counsellor Stress, Narrative Inquiry, School Counselling, Traumatic Stress)
  • Cox, Daniel (Motivations and Emotions, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health and Society, Stress, Suicide)
  • Daniluk, Judith (Interpersonal Communication, Women' sexuality and reproductive health, developmental transitions, clinical supervision)
  • Haverkamp, Beth (Counselling Process Research, Ethics and Professional Issues, Research Design)
  • Ishiyama, Fumio Ishu (Multicultural/Cross-cultural Counselling and Psychotherapy, Multicultural Counselling Competency Development, Anti-discrimination and Prejudice Reduction, Japanese Morita Therapy and Asian Perspectives on Helping and Healing, Social-Cultural Competency Training, Self-Validation Issues in Personal and Cross-cultural Transition and Adjustment, Social Anxiety and Interpersonal Skills Training, Spiritual Issues in Counselling, Help-Seeking and Help-Avoiding, Use of Metaphors in Counselling and Supervision, Clinical Racism Issues in counselling Training and Practice)
  • Young, Richard (parent-adolescent interaction (conversations); career development, particularly as a function of family influence, Vocational Psychology)
 
 

May 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
19 September 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 December 2018
International Applicant Deadline
01 December 2018

July 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
19 September 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 December 2018
International Applicant Deadline
01 December 2018

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