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Master of Education in Counselling Psychology
Global Mental Health and Counselling Psychology Field

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Program Length 1.3 years  full-time Career Path International
mental health service development
Program Requirements 10 courses, including off-site practicum Program Highlight New program! Mental health focus Scheduling Options and Mode of Delivery Full-time enrollment only

Graduates of the MEd in Counselling Psychology, Global Mental Health & Counselling Psychology (GMHCP) Field will understand the cutting-edge theory and practice of psychology and mental health in international settings. 

This field is directed to international practitioners. The program will not lead to registration as a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, nor will it provide registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario (CRPO). 

The practicum component is to be arranged primarily by the student and must be in an international setting.  We cannot facilitate a domestic practicum site should the international placement not materialize.

Please note: students are expected to secure a placement before starting this program, and the responsibility of the placement solely remains with the student at all times throughout their program. The department or OISE is not responsible for providing any support in regards to securing a students' placement.
NOTE: This program is not 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 full course descriptions, please see the Registrar's Office and course listings page.

More Information:

This is a 1.3 year program. A minimum of 1 year must be in Canada. 
The degree requirements are:

  • 10 courses (5.0 FCE)
    • 8 of these courses are taken at OISE and 2 during practicum placements
  • International practicum (250-hours in an approved public or private organization)


Admission Requirements

Minimum admission requirements for this program are:

  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
  • Successful Interview
    • Focuses on the international practicum placement the student will complete.
    • Evaluation will be based on suitability of student’s learning goals and on the practice in which he/she will engage in.
  • English Language Proficiency if required

How to Apply

Applications for Fall 2022 are now open.
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Application Details


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.

Application Requirements 

In addition to the standard components and supporting documents on the School of Graduate Studies website, students applying to the Global Mental Health field must arrange a suitable international practicum prior to being admitted to this program.

The practicum is intended to link the theory, concepts, assessment, intervention strategies and research methods taught in the program to real life-practice.

Dual Degree Programs

Learn more about our dual degree programs with China Medical University (CMU) below:

Program Fees

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

2021-22 Fees for MEd International Students

The Global Mental Health MEd program is invoiced as a 1.5 year program.


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: 
Lana Stermac