Master of Counselling

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The Master of Counselling or Counseling (MC, M.C., or M.Couns.) is a postgraduate professional degree. The degree prepares students for professional practice as counsellors or counselling psychologists in mental health clinics, community organizations, schools, post-secondary educational institutions, employee assistance programs, and private practice. Students typically choose a specialization, such as counselling psychology, school counselling, marital & couples counselling, career counselling, or art therapy.

Country-specific information[edit]


A number of Australian universities, including La Trobe University, The University of Queensland, Victoria University, Monash University, and Curtin University, offer a Master of Counselling degree.[1][2][3][4]


The degree is awarded by a number of Canadian universities such as the University of Calgary, the University of Lethbridge, and Athabasca University. The degree meets academic requirements to attain registration as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association or Registered Psychologist (R.Psych) in certain Canadian provinces, including Alberta. [5][6][7]

New Zealand[edit]

The University of Waikato offers a Master of Counselling degree.[8]

United Kingdom[edit]

The University of Edinburgh offers a Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) as a two-year full-time course.[9]

United States[edit]

Idaho State University is among United States institutions offering a Master of Counseling (one "L" in US spelling).[10]