Your admission application must be complete in OUAC by October 15th . All supporting documents mentioned below (letters of recommendation, C.V., letter of intent, transcript) must be provided no later than November 15th .
Admission to the Master of Education (MEd) and to the Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling Psychology is highly competitive and offered on a full-time basis only. The faculty reserves the right to close at any time the admission to this concentration if the quota is reached. It is therefore important to submit your application and supporting documents as soon as possible. This program is not offered on line.
Once your application file is complete and the pre-evaluation process is over, your file is verified by the Admission Committee that considers the criteria below when ranking your application:
- Your Grades: This is one of the most important components, counting for 50% towards admission. Your admission average is calculated using your last 20 courses (60 credits or equivalent), for which you have received a numerical or alpha grade. Courses with a Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory grade will not be counted among your last 20 courses.
- Your background in Psychology: Because the admission to this concentration is highly competitive, we invite you to consult the detailed admission requirements, before applying at the following links: for the MEd and MA programs.
- Your letter of Intent (narrative statement): This is the opportunity for you to show a clear understanding of the counselling psychology program. You must also demonstrate your research interests (for the MEd, major-research option and the MA), your professional goals and how your previous academic and work experiences have prepared you for this program. Find out what format and content is needed for the letter of intent.
- Your Curriculum Vitae (2 pages): Your CV must provide information on your working and volunteering experience related to counselling. Substantial work and volunteer experience is usually required. If you have received awards, you may indicate them.
- Your letters of reference: Make sure you provide referees who know your academic work well. Professional references are also appropriate, but they must come from a referee who works in a field related to counselling and who understands the demands of graduate school.