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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 4 to 7 years.

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

Baccalaureate Degree from an institution of higher education approved by a Canadian provincial authority, or the demonstrated educational equivalent, in the area of psychology, theology, fine arts, counselling, social work, or the humanities and human sciences.

Grade average minimum must be 72%/B/3.0 during last 60 credits of course weight. Applicants who possess a Baccalaureate Degree in an unrelated area should consult with the Department Chair. Applicants who hold a degree other than psychology must have either completed two undergraduate psychology courses, or, if they are offered admission to the program, must complete as co-requisites two undergraduate psychology courses (introductory/overview) within the first year of the program.

Distance Delivery Options

Some program elements are conducted online.

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 October 12, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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