Non-Thesis Track

Students are invited to choose one track, Thesis or Non-Thesis, upon entering the program.

See Non-Thesis Track Checklist

Career options include counselling in areas of mental health, family and child therapy, child protection, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, addictions, multiculturalism, family domestic violence, career and vocational counselling.

Master of Art Non-Thesis Comprehensive Exam (MANTCE)

All students registered in the Non-Thesis track are required to write the MA Non-Thesis Comprehensive Exam (MANTCE). This exam, scheduled once every semester, may be written during the final semester in which the student completes his/her course work.

The questions for the exam are written by faculty and have two components:

  • Professional Practice Questions require written responses to at least 2 questions based on the courses in the program and internship counselling experiences.
  • Ethical Questions require a written analysis of material involving ethical situations in counselling.


The following MANTCE FAQ's will help you to prepare.