Master of Education (Counselling Psychology)

Program Information

The Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) degree program is designed to prepare highly knowledgeable, skilled, dedicated, and ethical professional practitioners, who will endeavour to enhance human potential throughout the lifespan and who can effectively practice within a variety of educational and community settings. Completion of this program will enable graduates to meet the requirements of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) to be eligible to become Canadian Certified Counsellors (CCC). The counselling psychology program is designed to align with the proposed regulatory college for counselling therapy put forth by FACT NL (Federation of Associations of Counselling Therapists in Newfoundland and Labrador). Given the college is not yet approved and consultations are ongoing, updates will be provided as they become appropriately available. Until such a time, information on FACT-NL can be accessed at

A redeveloped Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) degree program started in Fall semester 2023. Next application deadline is August 15, 2025 for a January 2026 start. 

Please be advised that the Master's in Education Counselling Psychology program follows a cohort model and is offered over nine consecutive semesters with three summer residency requirements, for a minimum of four weeks each summer.  Please note that all courses, with the exception of those offered in the Spring-Summer Sessions, will be conducted online with some courses in the fall, winter and spring requiring a number of synchronous online class sessions.

As per the School of Graduate Studies regulations, students who are working less than 24 hours per week may apply for full time status. While full-time status allows a student to apply for scholarships and other forms of funding, it does not change the duration of the student's program which will still be completed over nine semesters. 

Application Deadline

The deadline for application to the Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) program is August 15, 2025 and the program start date is January 2026. Please refer to application submission deadlines.

Admission/Application Information

Please visit the links provided in the table below to learn more about the Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) admission/application regulations and requirements.

Master of Education (Counselling Psychology)
School of Graduate Studies Admission Regulations
Faculty of Education Admission Requirements
Program Admission Requirements
  • Deferral Requests. Students accepted to the Counselling Psychology program (because of the cap on enrollment), under extenuating circumstances only, may also be granted one deferral.
  • Educational Leave. If you are considering applying for educational leave in order to pursue a Master of Education program, you should first apply to the program. If you are not granted educational leave, but are accepted to the program, you can commence your studies on a part-time basis.

Program Requirements

Please visit the link provided in the table below to learn more about the Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) program requirements.

Master of Education (Counselling Psychology)
Program Requirements

Below is the program schedule for the 2023-2026 part-time Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) student cohort completing the full program in eight (8) semesters of study. Please note: To view a course description of a specific course included below, select it and a course description will open in a new window/tab on your device. 

YEAR 1 -- --
Semester 1 (Fall) Online (some synchronous sessions)
Semester 2 (Winter) Online (some synchronous sessions)
Semester 3 (Spring) Residency / On Campus


YEAR 2 -- --
Semester 4 (Fall) Online (some synchronous sessions)


Semester 5 (Winter) Online (some synchronous sessions)


Semester 6 (Spring) Residency / On Campus



  • Open Elective


YEAR 3    
Semester 7 (Fall) Online
Semester 8 (Winter) **On-site** 


Program Cost

Please refer to Graduate Tuition and Fees for general information and the School of Graduate Studies Minimum Expense form for detailed tuition, special fee, and other program cost information.


Students are required to apply online to have information formally assessed. Applications and official supporting documents are to be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. Complete detailed application packages are expected by the deadline date. Applications may be submitted online by following the process outlined at School of Graduate Studies-Application Package.