Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (Counselling & Psychotherapy Field)
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (Counselling & Psychotherapy Field) Overview
Supporting mental well-being through psychotherapy
Our Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy field, is a course-based professional development program providing the theoretical and practical skill sets for licensing as a registered psychotherapist in a variety of settings.
Students are encouraged to develop their courses and practicum learning experiences to suit their own goals. Examples of the types of goals for which suitable programs of study could be developed include counselling and psychotherapy with adults, college and university students, or older adults; career counselling; counselling with diverse clients; and counselling and psychotherapy in community mental health and family service settings.
Through coursework and an optional practicum component, this program provides you with the basic preparation for certification as a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) as well as a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
The MEd program is typically offered on a full-time basis with a limited number of part-time spots available.
For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
NOTE: Admission to the Collaborative Specialization in Community Development (CSCD) will be suspended for 2022-23. Furthermore, the future of the CSCD and the core course supporting the collaborative specialization will be reviewed over the next year. An update will be posted at the specialization's website in early 2023.
At a Glance
Full-time (5 sessions)
Part-time (10 sessions)
Coursework & Examination
Funding and Tuition
For current information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition and Financial Support.
Applications for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle are set to open early October 2022. Program start is September each year with no deferrals or admissions granted.
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Why I Chose Applied Psychology & Human Development
Nivatha Moothathamby (Master of Arts 2021)
PhD student in Developmental Psychology and Education
My journey at OISE has been filled with establishing positive and supportive relationships, learning the nuances of psychology and education, and understanding my role as a scholar and an activist. As a Tamil-Canadian, I come from a community that has faced racial injustices and intergenerational trauma. The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development has provided me with academic resources and a community to explore and expand on these parts of my identity. Overall, OISE’s deep commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity is what drew me to apply. I found my place here.
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements
Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents.
Program-Specific Information (Minimum Admission Requirements)
- Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
- An appropriate bachelor’s degree in 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 one year of relevant experience.
Required Supporting Documents
All applicants must submit:
- Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
- Email contact for two referees (one academic and one professional) and two letters of reference*
- A resume/curriculum vitae
- Applicants are asked to respond to the following questions:
- Please describe specific counselling-related work or volunteer activities that have prepared you for this program. Please explain how these experiences have informed your interest in becoming a helping professional. (750 words max)
- (Optional) Is there any additional information you want to share with the Admissions Committee that will inform their review of your application? (1500 words max)
Additional Program Information
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