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Fredericton, NewBrunswickLOCATION
Estd 2003Established Year

Doctorate (Counselling and Psychotherapy)

 4 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 10,125 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Yorkville University is offered as a 4-year teaching program.
  • This doctorate program has a co-op work option.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term, students must meet the GPA requirements.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 16:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • Some of the main courses that students will study in this program are:
    • Applied Scholarship Project and Integration Seminar
    • Professional Identity & Ethical Practice
    • Advanced Methods in Applied Research
    • Professional Growth & Well-Being: Self of the Therapist
    • Doctoral Case Conference 1: Reflective Practice
  • The Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy is a professional doctoral program, the first of its kind in Canada, designed for those already engaged in counseling, psychotherapy, or related professions.
  • The new and unique credential helps students become a leader in the field and play a crucial role in helping define the identity of the counseling and psychotherapy profession in Canada.
  • Career positions may include: 
    • Advanced-Level Counsellor
    • Advanced-Level Psychotherapist
    • Counselor/Psychotherapist Supervisor
    • Leadership Roles within the Counselling and Psychotherapy Profession, etc with an average salary of 36,475 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 33,750 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Sep 21)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

Students must have the following requirements:

  • Official undergraduate transcript and proof of a master’s degree*
  • Registry or certification in counseling or psychotherapy or a related field or status as a qualifying member
  • Provide proof of two years of post-master’s counseling experience.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Indian students need to maintain an overall average of 60% in their 12th grade for admission in this Program.
  • Students must have a master's degree in counseling or psychotherapy or in any other related field.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem….Read More

Required Document List

The followings are the required document:

  • Official Transcripts: Students have to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
  • Letters of Reference: Students have to submit two letters of recommendation.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Sep 21

This course take admission throughout the year.

Scores Required

80 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$10125$10125$10125$3375

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Off campus housing$ 918
Off campus meal$ 306

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
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VISA & Work Study


  • International applicants who are applying for a Canadian Student VISA are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Students need these documents for student visa application:
    • Proof of Acceptance
    • Proof of Identity
    • Proof of Financial Support

Work Study

  • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
  • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Career and Placement after Course

Career Opportunities after completing this program are:

  • Advanced-Level Counsellor
  • Advanced-Level Psychotherapist
  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist Supervisor
  • Leadership Roles within the Counselling and Psychotherapy Profession

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