The Counselling degree is designed to prepare graduates for employment in clinical counselling or church ministry settings. Students with a Clinical Track are geared towards psychotherapy and the educational preparation for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and certification with professional counselling associations such as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Graduates with a Pastoral Counselling Track are trained in issues such as: family conflicts, crisis intervention, and life transitions. Tyndale students gain counselling experience through solid counselling internships.

Counselling Certification

Our program provides educational preparation for students to become certified counsellors with professional counselling associations and registered psychotherapists with CRPO.The degree prepares students for employment in secular and Christian social service agencies, private practices, chaplaincy settings, or in congregational church environments. Our faculty equips students with the academic and applied knowledge they need on how to counsel clients on issues including: interpersonal conflict, couple and family therapy, depression, abuse, at risk youth, suicidal ideation, and grief.

Counselling Internships

Students undergo hundreds of hours of training in lab work and in a counselling internship practicum. By utilizing counselling theories and techniques in the field, our graduates gain the experience and counselling skills necessary to work effectively in the community. Our program is focused on producing trained counsellors rather than producing clinical psychologists or clinical scientists.

Expert Teaching

Our professors are practicing counsellors and therapists who serve as advisors and mentors to our students. Our faculty teach courses that center on the theological and psychological understanding of human personhood, and the therapeutic process in areas including: Christian counselling, personality theories, family systems theory, marriage and family therapy, child and adolescent counselling, pastoral counselling, and crisis intervention.

Completed applications for Fall admission must be received no later than April 15th.

Program Notes

For more information on certification requirements please visit the Seminary Counselling Website

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“It has been so impacting to be in a community that is accepting and uplifting. The way I was treated by my roommates at Tyndale really taught me how to make a house a home and how to help someone feel accepted. It was a good model for me to then go out and do the same for others in my live-in ministry context.” Arleen Gomez MDiv Counselling alumna

Degree and Diploma Options


Master of Divinity

27 courses
3 years

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Master of Theological Studies

18 courses
2 years

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Graduate Diploma

9 courses
1 year

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As a multisystemic therapist, Frances Jean [MDiv Clinical Counselling] meets with families on the verge of breakdown. She sees parents who have tried to manage their child’s destructive behaviour and are at their wit’s end.