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)
|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.