In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, entry requirements for the Counselling Psychology Master of Science program include:
a) A four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 over the courses taken during the last two years of study.
b) Normally, a minimum of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) in Educational Psychology and/or Psychology. This must include:
- Two undergraduate statistics courses (Note: For those who completed a psychology degree at the University of Calgary, Psychology 312 acts as an equivalent);
- A senior undergraduate psychology or educational psychology course in the area of Communication Skills in Guidance and Counselling, or its equivalent, Communication Skills – Interpersonal and Verbal Facilitation;
- A senior undergraduate Psychology or Educational Psychology course in each of learning theory, developmental psychology, and personality theory.
c) A curriculum vitae and a concise rationale for the application (500 words or less).
d) Two academic references; one of which is from the undergraduate honours supervisor, if applicable.
e) One optional supplementary practice supervisor reference.
f) For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based test) or a MELAB score of 83 or an IELTS score of 7.0 (Academic version). When requesting that official TOEFL test scores are forwarded to the University of Calgary, please indicate institution code 0813. Proficiency may also be met by completion of Tier III of the International Foundations Program (IFP) with minimum grades of "B" on Academic Writing & Grammar; "B" on Reading Comprehension & Proficiency; and "B" on Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency.