The program requires 63 semester hours to complete your degree, with a tuition cost of approximately $43,000. Housing, transportation, textbooks and other related costs are additional. Please note that program policies and fees may come under review and change without notice. Check TWU Tuition Fees for current MA Counselling Psychology program tuition rate. All funds are quoted in Canadian currency.


Graduate students enrolled in 9 or more semester hours during a fall or spring term are eligible for both general TWU bursaries/scholarships and government student loans.

Bursary awards are need-based, and academic scholarships require at least a 3.7 GPA to qualify. The deadline for applying for financial aid is June 1st.

A variety of provincial and federal programs provide loans available to university students. TWU urges students to evaluate their personal financial situation carefully with a view to avoiding accumulation of educational debts. However, for many students responsible borrowing is an important means of meeting educational costs. The University’s Financial Aid and Awards Office is prepared to offer students counsel and assistance in applying for aid under applicable government programs.


Endowed awards are available to full-time MA-CPSY students (minimum 9 semester hours for fall and spring terms). While students may apply for any or all scholarships, only one MA-CPSY endowed scholarship will be granted per student. 

Hollister Work Fund Scholarship Award available to an MA-CPSY student who has a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and has high financial need. Eligible applicants will be in an internship placement working with youth. The award may be split between two or more students (at the discretion of the CPSY program) who meet the award criteria. Preference will be given to first, a MA-CPSY student with an internship placement in Mission, and second preference will be given to an MA-CPSY student who is living or has lived in the Mission area. Up to $3,000
Jay Kehler Memorial Scholarship Award available to a student who is enrolled in Counseling Psychology and engaged in Christian ministry. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Up to $1,000
TWU MA Counselling Psychology Award Award available to an MA Counselling Psychology student. Preference given to a Canadian citizen student with notable promise and financial need. Up to $1,500
Counselling Psychology Scholarship for Foreign Students Award available to a Counselling Psychology student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 who demonstrates financial need. Citizenship must be other than Canada or U.S. Up to $1,000


TWU students may also qualify to compete with graduate students from other universities for a number of scholarships and awards provided by government agencies, foundations, and corporations. See be for information about the provincial and federal awards listed below.

Provincial Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada [SSHRC] www.sshrc-crsh.gc
Federal Canadian Institutes of Health Research [CIHR]
CCPA The Bev Abbey Service Award is designed specifically for counselling psychology graduate students in BC. Students who are interested in pursuing substantive graduate research or those writing a Master’s thesis are strongly encouraged to apply.
International Students International students should search in their home countries for awards tenable in Canada. The Government of Canada also provides information about some international scholarship programs.


The MA-CPSY program places a strong emphasis on providing its students with opportunities to become involved in the administrative and research life of the academic community. On-campus positions are typically limited to no more than 10 hours per week. In addition to offering financial support, these positions provide experience with practical aspects of professional function in Canadian society.

Questions about employment opportunities can be directed to one’s academic advisor. Successful applicants will be integrated into administrative and research teams where they will receive individual and group training.

Students are encouraged to limit the amount of time they dedicate to employment during their studies. Students must apply for permission to work more than 16 hours per week at off-campus employment during semesters in which they carry a full-time load. The MA-CPSY program has a policy in place regarding student engagement in Private Practice and Professional Employment.

Teaching Assistantship (TA) Graduate level Teaching Assistantships are available to 2nd year students. TA's typically work no more than 10 hours per week.
Research Assistantship (RA) Research Assistantships are provided to develop research competence in students and enhance faculty research capabilities. RAs typically work no more than 10 hours per week.
Administrative Assistantships (AA) Administrative Assistants provide assistance in the day-to-day operations of the program. One AA position is available each year for various office support duties which reports to the Office Coordinator.
Other Work Opportunities All other student campus work positions are advertised through the Centre for Calling & Career Development Consult the online employment database for a listing of on and off-campus job postings.