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University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies

Clinical & Counselling Psychology (PhD)

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Faculty:OISE, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Developme
Field of Study:Community Psychology
Counsellor Education/School Counselling and Guidance Services
Description:The principal emphasis in this degree program is on the development of research and theoretical knowledge in counselling psychology, assessment skills, and knowledge and training in professional issues. Students are expected to carry out advanced research as well as to develop professional knowledge and skills in counselling psychology.
The scholarly context in which training takes place provides the unique character of the program. Within the course work, students are encouraged to think critically about dominant paradigms within psychology, the medical model of mental illness and traditional therapeutic approaches. They are encouraged to consider the social context of human problems and to consider the many ways in which privilege and power and the lack thereof contribute to an individual’s psychological well being.

Graduates of this degree program will be prepared to assume a variety of positions in psychological practice and research in schools and universities, in community settings, in agencies offering psychological services, and in university or college counselling centres. Students must plan their program of study according to the current Guidelines for Counselling Psychology Program. Faculty supervisors will assist in this process. Five areas of essential course content for a professional training program in counselling psychology are: counselling and psychotherapy, psychological measurement and statistics, advanced research methods, history and systems, ethics and professional issues.
URL:Clinical & Counselling Psychology (PhD) at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $33,110
Careers:Education Counsellors

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Minimum Admission Requirements: Full-time PhD in Counselling Psychology requires an appropriate bachelor’s degree in psychology or any appropriate bachelor’s degree that would contain the psychology requirement equivalent (defined as 6.0 FCEs in psychology, including 0.5 FCE in research methods, 0.5 FCE in statistics, and at least 3.0 FCEs at the third- and fourth-year levels), with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto A- or better in the final year. A University of Toronto MA degree with specialization in Clinical and Counselling Psychology with a grade of A- or better, or its equivalent. Flexible-Time PhD : Applicants to the flexible-time PhD option are accepted under the same admission requirements as applicants to the full-time PhD option. However, in addition, applicants to the flexible-time PhD should demonstrate that they are active professionals engaged in activities relevant to their proposed program of study.

    Application Notes : Admission to the CP and CCP graduate program is based entirely on the online application and supporting documentation. There are no preliminary interviews. Faculty supervisors/advisors are assigned once an applicant has been accepted into the program. More information at :
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Students must be able to communicate effectively in English for studies at the University of Toronto. Applicants from outside Canada whose primary language is not English, and who were educated in a university outside Canada where the primary language of instruction and examination in the full academic program is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency to acceptable standards through an acceptable language proficiency test.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 25, 2018