Trinity Western University

Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology (M.A.)

Application Information & Deadlines

Applications must be accompanied by two references: one academic and one work/experience-related reference. The references must be written by persons who know the applicant well and can describe his or her personal qualifications for the role of a counsellor. Applicants must supply evidence of successful work or volunteer service in a counselling-related field over a two-year period. Applicants are also required to submit a video (on VHS or CD/DVD) that clearly demonstrates capacity to provide warmth, support, encouragement, and active listening on personal topics. Additional information detailing the video requirements can be found on the MA-CPSY website

Applicants must provide a brief description (approximately two pages) of their reasons for wanting to pursue a master’s degree at TWU, their view of counselling processes, and their career goals. They should also describe their openness to self-examination and their commitment to personal and professional self-development during professional training and as a life-long practice. They may also want to mention their spiritual journey and personal faith. All members of TWU, including faculty, staff, and students, are required to honour the University’s Community Covenant. This code of conduct reflects the shared values of the TWU community.

The application for the program can be found online at

The MA Counselling Psychology program accepts applications twice per year. Students wishing to begin in September should apply by January 31. Space in the program is limited so applicants are encouraged to apply on time; however, late applications will be accepted and qualified applicants may be placed on a waitlist if space permits. A limited number of applications are considered for admission in January. The application deadline for January admission is October 15.

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