Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA)

General Information

The Counselling Psychology Program, in line with the mission of the research-intensive University of British Columbia, creates, advances and critically examines knowledge in counselling psychology, especially with respect to its validity, applicability, limits, and interface with other disciplines. In developing and applying pertinent and innovative research methodologies, the Counselling Psychology Program relies upon and builds qualitative and quantitative evidence to determine effective counselling interventions in educational, community, health, and occupational settings.


Quick Facts

Master of Arts
Counselling Psychology
On campus
Coursework + Thesis required


 Deadlines for
Start dateStudents with Canadian or US credentialsStudents with international credentials
SeptemberDecember 1stDecember 1st
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All official supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

Program contact details

Scarfe Building
The University of British Columbia
Room 2522 - 2125 Main Mall
British Columbia, V6T 1Z4


This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.
Required by all applicants

Tuition / Program costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$96.50$156.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$2,199.47$2,756.86
Tuition per year$6,598.41$8,270.58
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $1,500.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$832.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $13,561.00 (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.


New registrations1410171314
Total enrolment6565635759
This program has a graduation rate of 95% based on 40 students admitted between 2005 - 2008. Based on 38 graduations between 2011 - 2014 the minimum time to completion is 2.16 years and the maximum time is 5.00 years with an average of 3.29 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 19 May 2015]. 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: 19 Feb 2015].

Further Information