Master of Counselling (BC, Canada)


AVAILABLE: Mixed Mode | In-class
REQUIRED CREDITS: 72
LOCATIONS and START DATES: Vancouver, BC: Fall, Winter** | Victoria, BC: Fall


Program Details

City University of Seattle, a prominent distance learning establishment, provides an accredited Master of Counselling degree program in British Columbia, Canada. The program is approved by the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology and designed to align with the requirements necessary to become a Registered Clinical Counsellor or a Registered Canadian Counsellor.

Our master's in counselling program provides a thorough grounding in traditional counselling theory and describes collaborative, practice-based ways of engaging therapeutically. You'll learn from a faculty of scholar-practitioners who work in the field of counselling and publish in counselling journals and books.Expect a comprehensive core of learning that covers the following topics:

  • diversity and cultural psychology
  • ethics and law
  • grief, loss, trauma and addictions
  • human development and family systems
  • psychopathology and psychopharmacology
  • research, testing and assessment

Effective In-Class and Online Learning

CityU of Seattle's British Columbia location offers you three different ways to complete your master's in counselling program. Complete coursework online at your own pace with a quarterly residency requirement (mixed-mode learning), take courses part time with classroom-based sessions on Saturdays, or participate in our full-time, in-class program. Full time students can complete the program in under two years. Speak with a CityU advisor to see which program works best for you.

Where CityU Can Take You

Your master's degree in counselling from CityU prepares you to work as a therapist in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, private practices, social service agencies, not-for-profit community organizations, residential treatment programs and provincial health authority ministries.

Get Started Today!

If you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university, you can apply to earn your master's degree in counselling online or in class with CityU. Reach out to one of our advisors to learn about starting your impactful career as a therapist or counsellor in Alberta, Canada.
Core Courses (50)
CPC 501
CPC 502
CPC 510
CPC 511
CPC 512
CPC 513
CPC 514
CPC 522
CPC 523
CPC 524
CPC 525
CPC 526
CPC 527
CPC 529
CPC 550
Additional Required Courses (16)
CPC 600
CPC 603
CPC 604
CPC 606
CPC 610
Internship/Practica (6)
CPC 633
CPC 651
CPC 652
CPC 653
*Internship must be repeated until internship requirements are completed.
Elective Courses (1-5)