How To Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for September 2017 and do not have a January intake.  Our next application deadline is December 1, 2017 for our 2018 intake of graduate students.  Online applications will be available in mid-September.

  1. Completed online application
  2. Two official copies of transcripts

    Submit two (2) official copies of transcripts / degree certificates from all post-secondary institutions attended, directly to the ECPS Graduate Program Assistant for the program to which you are applying, except for UBC transcripts (please see details below).

    • Current and former UBC graduates applying to HDLC, MERM, SPED or SCPS are NOT required to submit their UBC transcript.
    • Current and former UBC graduates applying to the Counselling Psychology program are required to submit one (1) copy of their UBC transcript.
    Please be aware that, even if you have graduated from UBC, you are still responsible for submitting two (2) sets of transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions that you have attended (e.g., exchange year, transfer year, etc.).
  3. Three (3) Electronic References
    We require references to be submitted electronically and you should let your referees know that we will not accept references by mail. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
    In the online application system, applicants are asked to provide an email address for each referee. (Please note, that we are unable to accept e-mails from Hotmail, Yahoo, GMail, MSN or other free e-mail accounts for referees.) A unique link will be emailed to each referee, allowing them to log in to a secure site and submit an online reference or upload a reference document as an attachment.

Additional Supporting Documents

English Proficiency Scores

Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to graduate studies are: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); IELTS (International English Language Testing Service); MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery).  Review English proficiency requirements.

Summary of Additional Documents

  • Ph.D.: CV or résumé, GRE, Supplementary form, 1/2 hour video (VHS or DVD) demonstrating counselling skills
  • M.A.: CV or résumé, GRE, Supplementary Form
  • M.Ed.: CV or résumé, Supplementary Form

Learn more about applying to Counselling Psychology.

Please email a scanned copy of the Supplementary Form to the CNPS Program Assistant.

  • Ph.D.: CV or résumé
  • M.A.: CV or résumé
  • M.Ed.: CV or résumé

  • Ph.D.: CV or résumé, GRE
  • M.A.: CV or résumé
  • M.Ed.: CV or résumé

  • Ph.D.: CV or résumé, GRE
  • M.A.: CV or résumé, GRE
  • M.Ed.: CV or résumé, GRE

Learn more about applying to School Psychology.

  • Ph.D.: CV or résumé, GRE
  • M.A.: CV or résumé
  • M.Ed.: CV or résumé

Send Supporting Documentation to:

Alex Allen (HDLC, SCPS, SPED)

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, & Special Education
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
#2516, 2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

Karen Yan (CNPS, MERM)

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, & Special Education
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Education
# 2522, 2125 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

It takes up to six weeks to process application forms and evaluate transcripts. Applications are not reviewed until all application materials, including all transcripts and letters of reference have been received. Admissions Committees meet annually to review completed applications with priority given to complete applications received by the deadline. Final admission decisions are made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies based on recommendations of the Department Admissions Committee.

Offers of Admission

Any offer for admission is valid only in the university year it is made. Applicants who do not accept an offer must reapply if they wish to be considered for admission in a subsequent year.