Yorkville University’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program is 100 percent online except the required practicum placement, which is completed towards the end of the program.
The MACP Online degree is administratively offered by our Fredericton campus.
Applicants to the MACP program are required to provide the following:
- Official undergraduate transcript and proof of obtainment of a bachelor’s degree*
- Resume and statement of interest
- Detailed course descriptions if applying for transfer credit consideration
- Two letters of reference from professional or academic sources (see form)
- Completed online application
- Application fee of $75 (CAD)
*All official transcripts need to be sealed, stamped and sent directly from the issuing institution to our Admissions Services Department for evaluation.
In addition, applicants are required to have:
- A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in undergraduate study of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 or 4.3 scale, or a GPA of at least 3.0 in the final two years of study. Applicants may be conditionally admitted with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 if strength of overall application is sufficient.
Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed undergraduate courses amounting to either a major or minor in psychology, related social sciences, or allied health professions such as social work.
Yorkville University reserves the right to refuse admission and ask admitted students to withdraw from the program in special circumstances.
For full details of admissions requirements, please see the Academic Calendar.
Please have your references for admission to our Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree, use our Reference Submission form here.
English Language Requirements
English is the primary language of instruction at Yorkville University.
Applicants who have obtained a bachelor’s or first professional degree in a language other than English are required to submit confirmation of an official test of ability to work and study in English:
Proof of obtaining a bachelor’s or first professional degree where English is the language of instruction.
- Confirmation of a Canadian Academic English Language – Computer edition (CAEL-CE) with a score of at least 70.
- Confirmation of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 92 (Internet-based version).
- Confirmation of a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) overall score of 8 with no component below 8.
- Confirmation of an International English Language Test System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 7.0 with no band below 6.5.
- Confirmation of a Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTest) with a minimum overall bandwidth of 4.5.
- Confirmation of a score on any other test of English language proficiency that equates to Level C1 or higher of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
- Confirmation of a score equivalent to these scores on another test of English language proficiency recognized by and acceptable to the University.
- Confirmation of a Duolingo minimum score of 115.
- Confirmation of Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score of 65
Canadian applicants who completed their qualifying bachelor’s degree in French, but completed another post-secondary degree, certificate, or diploma or their secondary education in English, are exempted from the requirement to provide tested confirmation of English language proficiency
The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any student whose proficiency of English is questionable and to ask any student whose written work is below acceptable standards to withdraw from the program.
Any questions? Please contact an Admissions Advisor.