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G.D. in Couple Counselling and Spirituality

School of Counselling , Psychotherapy and Spirituality

Admission requirements

Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree with honours or with a major in a related discipline such as counselling, spirituality, practical theology, health care, psychology, social work, pastoral studies or a discipline judged equivalent to these;
  • Completion of 24 units in total in psychology and sociology;
  • Completion of 6 units in theology or religious studies or a discipline deemed equivalent*;
  • Completion of a counselling training with clinical experience (a minimum of 120 hours of supervised direct, face-to-face, contact with clients);
  • An average of at least 70% (B).

A maximum of three units in equivalencies or advanced standing may be granted. To be eligible, the units in question must not have counted towards the requirements of a previous diploma or degree. Candidates who have already successfully completed some of the compulsory units may be allowed to replace those units with elective units.

Students registered in the graduate diploma program can request to transfer to the MA in Counselling and Spirituality.

*Students wishing to pursue their studies in counselling and spirituality at the master’s level must complete an additional 6 units in theology, religious studies or a discipline deemed equivalent (for a total of 12 units) prior to submitting their application for admission to the master’s.

Some additional documents, and in some cases specific forms, are required. For more information, please see the page Step 4: Gather the documents needed for the assessment of your application.