M.Ed. Program & Prerequisites

The Master of Education CNPS program allows students to focus on one of the three areas for which we have accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counsellor Education Programs (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association).

The three areas of focus are: Community & Agency Counselling, Counselling in Higher Education, and School Counselling. We are currently piloting Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling as the fourth area of focus to the Counselling Psychology Program.

Standard Master of Education Program Prerequisites

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisite courses (or approved as accepted prerequisite courses) before December 31st. In exceptional circumstances, outstanding MA and MED applicants missing one prerequisite—other than CNPS 362—may be offered conditional admission subject to evidence of enrollment in the missing prerequisite course and the successful completion of the course by April 15th. CNPS 363 and CNPS 365 are offered both on campus and online in spring at UBC. Please see the equivalency table for some equivalent courses offered from other universities.

= On Campus = Online

CNPS 362 (3 credits) Basic Interviewing Skills
CNPS 363 (3 credits)
(Available on campus or online)
Career Counselling
Note: This is a co-requisite for upcoming M.Ed. applications, and will be a required prerequisite for applications 2017 onward.
CNPS 365 (3 credits)
(Available on campus or online)
Introduction to Theories of Counselling
3 credit course in Abnormal Psychology or Behaviour Disorders Equivalency Table
3 credit course in Learning Equivalency Table

Note: If you’re seeking equivalency for any of the prerequisites, you can request a prerequisite acceptance review by submitting a letter, course outline and transcript to the program area assistant at least one month before the application deadline.

Criminal Record Checks

Students admitted to our Master’s and Doctoral programs are required to provide a criminal record clearance prior to taking CNPS 588 – Supervised Clinical Experience in Counselling.
Learn more information about Criminal Record Checks and access FAQ information.