As a Master of Counselling student you will experience a distance program designed to prepare you for a career as a Canadian Certified Counselor or Registered Psychologist. In this program you will:
•be part of a diverse, distributed learning community, •receive a quality education through a blend of online courses and face-to-face summer institutes, •learn through the application of innovative technology, •experience varied field-based activities, •benefit from a personal and supportive learning environment, •be taught by both experienced faculty and practicing counsellors.
This three-year program is offered in a blended delivery format. Summer semester includes an online component as well as a two-week face-to-face component in July. Fall and spring courses are offered online. On-campus accommodation is available.
The twelve course Master of Counselling program is completed over three years. The program prepares individuals to function effectively as Canadian Certified Counsellors or Registered Psychologists in a wide range of work environments.
With the completion of the appropriate courses, graduates may be eligible for certification as a Canadian Certified Counsellor under the guidelines of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). CCPA certification attests to the level of professional counselling competence and is considered the minimum professional standard in Canada.
Students who wish to become a Registered Psychologist should be aware that in Alberta, the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) regulates the process of registering. The CAP has additional requirements beyond what is provided within the M.C. program at the University of Lethbridge, including undergraduate psychology courses, supervised clinical hours, and oral and written examinations. Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet the requirements for registering as established by the College of Alberta Psychologists or the corresponding body in the province/state in which they wish to achieve a professional designation.
At the foundation of our graduate programs is a multidisciplinary and personalized experience. A collaborative environment is encouraged between faculty and students. This means you have flexibility in decisions regarding the research and learning path you take.
At the U of L, we are committed to helping every one of our students thrive. From aiding with financial support to one-on-one mentorship to individualized career advice, you’ll find support every step of the way.
When you graduate, you will have the confidence you need to succeed in whatever you do, whether that means pursuing further education, teaching in an academic setting or establishing a professional career.
We’re here to help as you find the answers to your questions. As Alberta’s Destination University, the U of L gives you room to think, create and explore, providing a university experience unlike any other.
How to apply
In order to apply, you will need to provide the following documentation:
• Academic Transcripts • Curriculum Vitae • Three Letters of Reference • Letter of Intent • English Language Proficiency (ELP) • Description of work/volunteer experience