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Master of Arts in Counselling & Clinical Psychology
Clinical & Counselling Psychology Field

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Program Length 2 years  full-time Career Path Become a registered practitioner or researcher Program Requirements 9 half-courses (4.5 FCE); Thesis; Colloquium Attendance Program Highlight 500 hours of supervised practicum with a registered psychologist Scheduling Options and Mode of Delivery Full-time or part-time enrollment. In-class instruction

The program of study focuses on the development of research and applied skills relevant to clinical and counselling psychology to develop an understanding of the relationship between the two. Our training model emphasizes the development of a critical perspective and reflexive practitioners.

Program Chair:  Dr. Marg Schneider

Director of Clinical Training: Dr. Judith Silver

Core Faculty:  Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos; Dr. Charles Chen; Dr. Abby Goldstein; Dr. Roy Gillis; Dr. Roy Moodley; Dr. Marg Schneider; Dr. Lana Stermac

The MA CCP Program is primarily for students who are interested in working as researchers or practitioners in a variety of clinical and counselling settings.

The Clinical & Counselling Psychology (CCP) field is based on a bio­psycho­social model with an emphasis on diversity and focuses on assessment and the treatment of psychopathology in adults. 

This program enables students to apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as a Psychological Associate. It also fulfils the requirements of students who plan to apply to the PhD program, Clinical and Counselling Psychology field. Training is sequential and the MA and PhD programs are designed and intended to be one coherent program.


All OISE graduate studies programs operate under the umbrella of the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies (SGS). For information on coursework and other program requirements, please see the SGS Calendar.

SGS Calendar

For full course descriptions, please see the Registrar's Office and course listings page.


The following are core faculty in the Clinical & Counselling Psychology field who teach courses and may supervise a student thesis.

Jeffrey Ansloos

Charles Chen

J. Roy Gillis

Abby Goldstein

Roy Moodley

Marg Schneider

Lana Stermac

Jeanne Watson


Click below for a list of supervising faculty who are accepting students for the 2018-2019 academic year

Who's Accepting?



The Colloquium Series presentations occur approximately once a month and are delivered by renowned local and international scholars in their area of expertise. These talks and presentations are carefully curated to enhance your educational experience in the Department of APHD. 

It is expected that all MA students will attend a minimum of three colloquium presentations during their program, which partially fulfills the course requirements for APD1203Y. 

Colloquium Schedule



Collaborative Specializations provide students with a the opportunity to explore a novel interdisciplinary area or special development that crosses a number of disciplines. 

Collaborative specializations are available with the MA in Counselling and Clinical Psychology (Clinial and Counselling Psychology field) in the following areas:

Addiction Studies

  • Develops and integrates graduate training in the multidisciplinary field of addictions, an area that includes the use and abuse of alcohol, tabacco, and psychoactive substances, as well as gambling and other addictive behaviours

Aging, Palliative Care and Supportive Care Across the Life Course 

  • Prepares students for specialization in the field of aging and/or the field of palliative and supportive care, with an emphasis on viewing aging and palliative issues within the perspective of the life course

Community Development

  • Focuses on working with community members and groups to effect positive change in the social, economic, organizational, or physical structures of a community

Indigenous Health

  • For students interested in Aboriginal Health research and practice while enhancing mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal communities and organizations

Sexual Diversity Studies

  • For students to engage in questions of gender, ethnicity, race, Aboriginal status, (dis)ability, and class to highlight the importance of exploring their interaction with sexual differences.

Women and Gender Studies

  • Provides a rich interdisciplinary environment in which students can grapple with how gender and sexuality are tangled with questions of race, citizenship, embodiment, colonialism, violence, and other pressing concerns.


Applications are now closed for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The application window will open in late September, close November 15 2018,
for a next porgram start date of September 2019.

September is the only start date for graduate programs at OISE.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Applicants

Minimum Application Requirements

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree in psychology or equivalent with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto A- or better in the final year or over senior courses.
    • A History of Psychology undergraduate course is recommended.
  • Scores on General and Subject tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    • Minimum scores are not required. (Institution code: 0982)
  • ​Evidence of relevant research experience.  It is strongly advised that applicants complete an undergraduate thesis in psychology. However, other forms of research, such as published papers, presentations, research assistantships and so on, may similarly demonstrate this ability.

Application Instructions

The OISE Registrar’s Office includes step-by-step instructions:

  • choosing your program
  • reviewing admission requirements
  • preparing your application
  • submitting required supporting documents.

Applications are completed online through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) websiteYou are also able to view your application status from there.

Submit your application

MA CCP Application Checklist

This checklist is intended to assist applicants with organizing their material prior to upload with the School of Graduate Studies website.

  • Complete biographical data and program selection fields. Note: program selection will be provided through pull-down menus.
  • Payment of application fee through credit card or money order.  Note: program choice cannot be revised once the fee is submitted.
  • Email contact for two referees
  • Upload a scanned copy of your university transcripts (an unofficial copy via the institution's student web service will suffice)
  • Upload Statement of Intent (1000 to 1500 words, approx)
  • Upload Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    Supplementary Material
  • Submission of transcripts, official and sealed, from each and every university attended. Where possible, it is preferrable that applicants receive transcripts directly from the institutions and submit one package with all transcripts to the address below. Transcripts may be mailed or hand delivered.

    Transcripts should be received within two weeks of the application deadline to avoid processing delays.

    OISE Registrar's Office, Graduate Studies Admissions Unit
    252 Bloor St. West, 8th Floor
    Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
  • Applicants may upload their unofficial GRE scores to the online application.  and send electronically to the university (Institution code: 0982).  Scores received after January 1st could cause a delay in reviewing your application.


Our CCP program provides a guaranteed funding package for all students in the first year of the Master of Arts, and years 1-4 of the PhD.

For the unfunded years – year 2 of the MA, and any years beyond year 4 of the PhD – the tuition cost is outlined with the Provost Office.  We encourage these students to apply for a GA position and provincial/federal grants.