Admissions Requirements for Master of Arts (MA) Programs

Admissions Requirements for Master of Arts (MA) Programs

General Admissions Requirements for MA Programs

Application Form and Supplements

Complete the application form and any required program supplements.


Two references are required. Your referees will be sent the link once you have submitted your application.

  • Pastoral/Character Reference Form
  • Academic/Employer Reference Form

Degree required

Have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college.

International students may have additional requirements. View International Students Admissions Requirements

Program-Specific Admissions Requirements

There may also be additional admissions requirements for some MA programs. In addition to the general admissions requirements, MA applicants must meet the program-specific admissions requirements as well.

Clinical Counselling

  • Applicants must have completed a relevant undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicants must have completed a minimum of four psychology courses in their undergraduate degree. The best four psychology courses must have an average GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Applicants must complete and submit the essay supplement.
  • An interview with the program director is required. Interviews are scheduled in May.
  • This program admits students in the fall semester only.


Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 or 67% or “C+”.

International Students Admissions Requirements

Applicants from outside Canada must meet the following admissions requirements in addition to general admissions requirements and program-specific requirements listed above.

Maintain Full-time Status

International students must be enrolled as full-time students throughout the entire program (9 to 15 credit hours or 3 to 5 courses in both the fall and winter semesters).

Health Insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all international students and their families

View Health Insurance Information

Study Permit

All international applicants are required to provide proof to the Tyndale Admissions Office that they have received a Study Permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

View Study Permit Information

Application Fee

International applicants are required to submit a non-refundable application fee of $150.

If you did not study in an English speaking school, or if English is not your first language, please review the English Language Requirements and the Translation Requirements.