Counselling in Higher Education (M.A.)

This area focuses on college and/or university counselling, and on the facilitation of informed career decision making and life style planning. Beyond the common core curriculum in this area of focus, students acquire knowledge about counselling issues pertinent to students in higher education, and develop skills in individual and group counselling.

Potential Career Opportunities

Students graduating with this area of focus are employed as counsellors in colleges and universities.

View the standard program prerequisites and additional information.

Required Courses (48 credits)

CNPS 514 (3)
OR CNPS 524 (3)
Counselling Adolescents
Counselling Adults
CNPS 532B (3) Assessment in Counselling
CNPS 564 (3) Group Counselling
CNPS 574 (3) Career Planning and Decision Making
CNPS 578C (6) Individual and Family Counselling Theories and Interventions
CNPS 579 (3) Research in Counselling
CNPS 584 (3) Program Development and Professional Practice in Counselling
CNPS 586 (3) Ethics in Counselling Psychology
CNPS 588 (6) Supervised Training in Counselling
CNPS 598 (6) Field Experiences
EPSE 528 (3) Basic Principles of Measurement
Research Courses (choose one, 3-credit course)
EDUC 500 (3) Review of Research in Educational Methods
EPSE 481 (3) Introduction to Research in Education
Electives (choose one, 3-credit course)
CNPS 534 (3) Gender and Sex Role Counselling
CNPS 545 (3) Family Counselling II
CNPS 594 (3) Cross-Cultural Counselling
Thesis Requirement (6 credits)
CNPS 599 (6) Master’s Thesis

Total Credits listed in M.A. program is 54 Credits

The M.A. program has variable credit requirement (from 36 – 54 credits)

Contact the Program Area Assistant for application or course registration information.