Counselling Psychology MA, MEd
Applicants require a minimum of approximately two years (or 400 hours) of volunteer or paid experience working in a helping related position. Any human service work would be acceptable. Typically it is met through crisis line work or applied behavioural education support, as those are the most accessible opportunities for our applicants. Other occupations that apply include, but are not limited to teaching activities, working one-on-one advising or guiding others or working in health care, etc.
We consider applicants from diverse academic backgrounds. Our minimum requirement for admissions is a bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (B), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (B+) based on the last 60 credits of courses.
Applicants must also have completed EDUC 323-3 (Introduction to Counselling Theories) and EDUC 423-4 (Helping Relationships) or equivalent courses as well as four additional prerequisite courses (see Additional Information, below).
Completion of the undergraduate Minor in Counselling and Human Development (or equivalent coursework) is recommended.
Frequently Asked Admission Questions can be found on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to applying to the program. Applications must include transcripts that show grades in all prerequisite courses.
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Additional Information about Prerequisites:
All prospective applicants should be aware that courses listed as prerequisites for entry to the Counselling Psychology Master's program may have undergraduate prerequisites.
Applicants are responsible for determining and completing any undergraduate prerequisite courses that may be required by their home institution before completing the courses required to apply to the Counselling Psychology program.
You will need the following:
Programs that meet these prerequisities
- SFU minor in Counselling and Human Development. You must also complete the required course EDUC 323 and the elective EDUC 423 or equivalents.
- SFU PBD in Counselling and Human Development. You must also have completed a course in research methods (e.g., EDUC 222 or another course in research design or methods in the social sciences).
- UBC Diploma in Guidance Studies. You must also complete a course in research methods.
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