M.Sc. (A.) Program Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Master's of Science (Applied) in Couple and Family Therapy program must have:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's Degree

    • In a related human science or helping profession background such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or Nursing. Students who have successfully completed the exact five courses (SWRK 610, SWRK 622, SWRK 623, SWRK 630 and one approved complementary course) as part of the Master of Social Work degree at McGill University, are entitled to have this coursework recognized for the M.Sc.(A.) in Couple and Family Therapy program.  Please indicate if you have completed the MSW degree from McGill University on the UApply application.  Consult description of the MSW Advanced Standing courses. 
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • A minimum of 1700 hours of related human service experience with couples and/or families

    • This experience can be a combination of full-time and/or part-time experiences (paid, volunteer, field placement, or internship)
  • One university-level course in each of the following areas:

    • Human Development (full life-cycle)
    • Research Methods or Statistics
    • Psychopathology
    • Techniques in Interviewing/Counseling
  • English Proficiency

  • Some students might be required to demonstrate an adequate level of English proficiency prior to admission to McGill School of Social Work. Please refer to the McGill University Language English Proficiency page and the School of Social Work Language Policy for more information. 
  • Interview

  • Selected candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview, which will take place from mid-February to mid-March 2018.

Other Admissions Information

  • Admission is only for the Fall Semester.

  • The School of Social Work is not able to review applicant's academic history in advance of an application. Applicants are asked to consult the website and use course descriptions, syllabi and other materials to complete the required forms to the best of their abilities. Successful applicants who are offered admission will be advised of any conditions of acceptance, which may include fulfilling any pre-requisite course requirements prior to begining the program.

  • With McGill’s Aboriginal Admissions Protocol, Indigenous students can submit additional documentation that would be considered as part of their application to McGill. Prospective First Nations, Inuit, or Métis students should identify themselves as such when filling out their application, which allows them to take advantage. For more information, please visit the First People’s House website. Students can also contact the Indigenous Access McGill Program for support in applying.
  • Saviez-vous que McGill offre de nombreux services en français?

  • The language of instruction for most courses at McGill University is English. Students do have the option to submit writing in French. For more information, please refer to the McGill Language Policy.

  • International students must have the necessary Immigration Documents to study in Canada. Given the field placement requirements in our QY Program, international students must obtain a Co-Op/Internship Work Permit through the Canadian government, alongside their student visa. Students should also refer to the website for International Students at McGill.