Master of Counselling (MC)

A course-based degree intended to prepare individuals for professional practice in a wide range of specialized roles within the field of counselling.

Please note that the Master of Counselling program is not currently accepting applications for admission.

The Master of Counselling program (MC) is a course-based degree intended to prepare individuals for professional practice in a wide range of specialized roles within the field of counselling. This is a 45-unit (15 half-course) program designed to be completed in three years.

Our program provides you an opportunity to engage in your studies while continuing to work and to live in your home community by offering web-based courses. This means that instruction occurs mainly through online (distance) activities. Courses in fall and winter are offered online. However, some core competencies are best acquired and refined within a face-to-face environment. Therefore, several of the counselling courses are offered partially on-campus as summer residencies and other workshop-style courses (more information about these requirements is available within the tabs below). The minimum computer hardware and software requirements are outlined on the Online Delivery page.

The MC program is currently considered a terminal Master's program. Within our Faculty, the MSc-PhD route is considered the research stream, with the MSc degree required for admissions into the PhD program. As the MC program does not have a thesis requirement, you may find that you have limited, if any, options to pursue further PhD studies with this degree. However, you will need to look up specific PhD admission requirements for other Universities to determine if this is the case.

Notice re: Summer Residency 2020

The University of Calgary has formally announced that all Summer 2020 classes will be moving fully online. Details on our Summer 2020 courses will be provided in the coming weeks. Please do not make any travel plans such as booking flights or accommodations. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The Werklund School is a leader in online learning, offering robust programs and supports for students seeking alternate program delivery.  Staff and faculty are committed to ensuring the quality of this learning experience will meet the needs of our students and maintain the high standards we have become known for.

Year 1

EDPS 602 Counselling Theories and Professional Practice 
EDPS 646 Processes of Learning
(both online) 

EDPS 604 Professional Ethics in Applied Psychology 
EDPS 624 Cultural & Social Justice Issues in Professional Practice
(both online) 

EDPS 622 A&B Developing and Sustaining a Working Alliance with Clients
EDPS 626 A&B Group Interventions and Processes
(both blended)

Year 2

EDPS 610 Research Methodology in Counselling
EDPS 630 Foundations of Career Counselling
(both online) 

EDPS 648 Lifespan Human Development
EDPS 664 Psychological Approaches to Heatlh
(both online) 

EDPS 616 A&B Assessment Theories and Practices
EDPS 638 A&B Counselling Interventions for Client Change
(both blended) 

Year 3

EDPS 642 Counselling Practicum I
(Blended - 2 weekend seminars) 

EDPS 644 Counselling Practicum II (blended - 2 weekend seminars)
EDPS 670 Final Project Exit Portfolio (online)


Contact Us

GPA

Have Questions?

Lisa Dale, Graduate Program Administrator (GPA), 403.210.9634, mc.program@ucalgary.ca

Ac

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Erica Makarenko, embacken@ucalgary.ca

Application Closed

Application Closed

Please be advised that the Master of Counselling program is not currently accepting applications for admission.