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Master of Education in Counselling Psychology
Counselling & Psychotherapy Field

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Program Length 2 years  full-time Career Path Become a certified counsellor Program Requirements 10 half-courses; 250 hours of practicum; comprehensive exam Program Highlight Both day and evening classes available Scheduling Options and Mode of Delivery Part-time option available; In-class instruction only
 


Our Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy field, is a course-based professional development program providing the theoretical and practical skillsets for licensure as a registered psychotherapist in a variety of settings, such as non-profit agencies, post-secondary schools, mental health centres and private practice.

Program Chair: Dr. Lana Stermac

Director of Clinical Training: Dr. Judith Silver

Students will be encouraged to develop their courses and practicum learning experiences to suit their own goals. Examples of the type of goals for which suitable programs of study are:

  • adult counselling
  • college and university counselling centres
  • career counselling
  • geriatrics counselling
  • multicultural counselling
  • community mental health and family life centres


Professional Certification:

The MEd in Counselling Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy field is a recognized education and training program in psychotherapy by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Please see the CRPO website for additional information regarding registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists.

The program of study provides students with the basic preparation for certification as a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

 

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

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 MEd in Counselling Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy field in the following areas:
 

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.

HOW TO APPLY
 

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.
Deferrals of start date are not accommodated.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for Applicants


Minimum Application Requirements
 

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree of any major or discipline, with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in the final year, from a recognized university.
     
  • At least 1 year relevant experience
    • Important information on this requirement can be found here.


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.
     

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
 

 


MEd CP 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 (preferrably one academic and one professional)
  • 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

PROGRAM FEES
 

Tuition information can be found via the University of Toronto's Office of the Provost.

Annual Fees for Domestic Students

Annual Fees for International Students

 

The MEd degree is invoiced as a two-year program.  Program fees are subject to change.  Currently, the total program cost, including incidental fees (not materials), is:

$24, 560.28 for domestic students
$69, 444.28 for international students


The MEd is a professional development degree and does not provide a funding package.  As such, program fees are largely self-financed by the student.  Assistance is available via student loans and OISE need-based bursaries.