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Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality Art Therapy

St. Stephen's College

St. Stephen's College

The Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS) program develops professional counsellors and psychotherapists who are well grounded in the integration of psychological and spiritual knowledge as a holistic foundation for effective therapeutic practice. This program is open to people from all faith traditions.

The MPS is a unique degree program that has been developed in response to an expressed need for formal graduate counselling training that integrates psychology and spirituality. This academic program blends theoretical knowledge and clinical skills with particular emphasis on the individual student’s ability to integrate diverse learning perspectives with their personal growth, and to implement this integration into effective clinical practice. The MPS program has been designed for those who see professional counselling as both an aptitude and calling, and who want to include spiritual awareness and perspectives in their therapeutic understanding as well as their skills development.


University of Alberta Campus
8810-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2J6, Canada

  • Program Type Master's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 3 Years

    Most students complete the degree in 3 to 7 years.

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent education in one of the following areas:

  • psychology
  • pastoral theology
  • fine arts
  • counselling
  • social work
  • humanities and human sciences.

The bachelor's degree must be from a post-secondary school that is approved by a Canadian provincial authority and completed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 72% / B / 3.0 during the last 60 credits of course weight. Upon successful admission to the program, students must submit a Security Clearance Check.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated November 13, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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