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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 enrollment only

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. Jeanne Watson

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. Lana StermacDr. Jeanne Watson

Application Note:
The GRE General and Subject: Psychology tests are no longer required.

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.

NOTE: This program is funded.

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Program Details

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 a listing of degree course requirements, please visit the Current Students page under Course Plan.

Admission Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for this program are:

We encourage equity-seeking groups to identify themselves in their application.


Core Faculty

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 2021-2022 academic year

Who's Accepting?


How to Apply

Applications for Fall 2022 are now closed.

The academic school year for this program begins only in September. 

We encourage equity-seeking groups to identify themselves in their application.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Applicants

Program Specific FAQ

Application Instructions

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

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

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)
  • A response to the following guided questions (1500 words each max): 

    What research topics do you want to pursue?

    What are your career goals?

    Please provide details of your research experience.

    Please identify faculty with whom you would like to work and provide reasons for your choice.

    (Optional) Is there any additional information you want to share with the Admissions Committee that will inform their review of your application?

  • Upload Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Supplementary Material


  • Official university transcripts will be required to satisfy a conditional offer of admission.  These can be emailed to

Two Letters of reference

  • Please communicate these items to one of your referees and ask that (s)he comment on the following in your reference letter.

To the extent possible, please comment on the applicant’s 

·         Sensitivity to others

·         Awareness of own impact on others

·         Empathy and capacity to provide support to others

·         Ability to exercise appropriate judgment

·         Appropriateness of interpersonal behaviour

·         Ethically appropriate behaviour

In your opinion, how suitable is this applicant for clinical training?

​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.

Collaborative Specializations (Optional)

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.

Program Fees

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, not including incidental fees:

Domestic tuition: $6,210.00
International tuition $27,520.00 

More information is available with the Provost Office.  

We encourage students to apply for a GA position and provincial/federal grants.

Contact Us

Program Inquiries: 
APHD Department 
General Inquiries

ORSS Contact:
Registration Specialist (MA, MEd students)

If you are a current student, you may contact the program coordinator below, otherwise please email us at for your program inquiries.

Program Coordinator: 
Todd Will

Program Chair: 
Dr. Jeanne Watson