Admission Process and Deadlines
Competitive Programs (Counselling Psychology)
Admission to the Master of Education (MEd) and to the Master of Arts (MA) in Counselling Psychology is highly competitive. We receive several hundred applications for a small number of available spots, making it hard to gain admission if you only meet the minimum requirements.
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 MA and MEd programs.
- Your letter of Intent (3-4 pages): this is the opportunity for you to show a clear understanding of the counselling psychology program and demonstrate that the program is well aligned with your career goals. More information can be found here.
- 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. More information can be found here.
- 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.
|REVIEW: the specific requirements, check the MEd / MA admission requirements and prepare your application||December 1*|
|FIND: a thesis supervisor (MA applicants only) we recommend you select and meet one or two potential thesis supervisors||December 1*|
|SUBMIT: all the required official documents** as indicated in uoZone. They must be submitted before the evaluation of your application||January 15|
|EVALUATION: an admission officer verifies that your application is complete, calculates your average and sends your application to the Admissions Committee||February|
|MEETINGS: the Admissions Committee meets to decide on admissibility. It is also responsible to match you with a thesis supervisor.||February, March|
|ACCEPT: review and download your offer of admission on uoZone||June 1|
|ENROL: register to your courses after satisfying all the conditions in you offer, by submitting all official documents**||end of June|
Course Based Programs (MEd, Diploma)
It is a first come, first qualified and first admitted type of process (except for Program Evaluation and Counselling Psychology). You may APPLY at any time and you will be considered for the MEd and diploma programs.*
The earlier you submit your documents, the earlier you might begin your studies, if you meet our admission requirements.
If you have previously applied and were not successful and in obtaining admission, you may complete a new application and be reconsidered. In most cases, documents do not need to be resubmitted if not older than 24 months.
|REVIEW: the specific requirements and prepare your application, make sure that you also meet the language requirements for the program|
|APPLY: check your acknowledgment e-mail and activate uoZone account|
|SUBMIT: all the required official documents as indicated in uoZone. They must be submitted before the evaluation of your application|
|EVALUATION: an admission officer verifies that your application is complete, calculates your average** and sends your application for final decision|
|DECISIONS: final decisions are communicated to applicants 4 to 6 weeks, after your application is complete|
|ACCEPT: review and download your offer of admission on uoZone|
|ENROL: register to your courses after satisfying all the conditions, by submitting your official documents***|
Research Programs (MA, PhD)
The Master of Arts in Education (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) are in high demand: we typically receive twice the number of applications than spaces available.
The PhD admission requirements and MA requirements set the minimum standards but, because of the high demand of these programs, we consider additional selection criteria, including publications, work/volunteer experience and the availability of a thesis supervisor.
|REVIEW: the specific requirements and prepare your application. Make sure you meet the minimum language requirements for the program|
|APPLY: check your acknowledgment e-mail and activate uoZone account|
|SUBMIT: all the required official documents* as indicated in uoZone. Evaluation of your application starts after all your documents are received|
|EVALUATION: an admission officer verifies that your application is complete, calculates your average** and prepares your application for the Admissions Committee|
|MEETINGS: the Admissions Committee meets weekly to decide on admissibility and is responsible for matching you with a thesis supervisor.***|
|DECISIONS: final decisions are communicated to applicants 4 to 6 weeks, after your application is reviewed by the committee|
|ACCEPT: review and download your offer of admission on uoZone.|
|ENROL: register to your courses after satisfying all the conditions, by submitting your official documents*|
The Faculty of Education cannot guarantee the enrolment of a student in a specific term if the application has been received after the deadlines. However, we accept late applications for the majority of our programs*.
|Diploma - Prog. Evaluation||April 15||closed||closed|
|Diploma - Health Prof. Educ.||March 1||September 15||March 1|
|Master of Education (MEd)||March 1||September 15||closed|
|Master of Arts (MA)||February 1||September 15||February 1|
|Doctorate (PhD)||February 1||September 15||February 1|
|Counselling Psychology||December 1||closed||closed|
|International Candidate||December 1||closed||closed|
* This information may change without notice
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