How to Apply

Application Deadline

  • June 1
  • Classes Start: August 27

Our Fall 2024 cohort is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.


To be eligible for the Master of Counselling, you must hold Canadian citizenship and have obtained a bachelor's degree that is equivalent to a US Bachelor's degree, from a regionally accredited institution. 

Application Requirements

If documents have been generated using Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application may be denied.

Complete the Online Application

Official Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each college or university listed on your application.

  • If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 please include an explanation of GPA statement.
  • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, GU transcripts are ordered by your Admissions Counselor on your behalf. 

Official transcripts can be mailed or emailed to:

Gonzaga University
Graduate Admissions Operations
AD Box 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068

  • You will also need an official transcript/degree evaluation from Gonzaga University's Center for Global Engagement office or
  • WES/ECE evaluation

Letters of Recommendation

Provide two professional recommenders who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, professional practice and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. Supervisors or past professors are great choices for recommenders. Letters of recommendation are facilitated through the online application. Recommendations from family members are not accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Submit an essay, in your own words, that is well written, organized, and no longer than 1,000 words. It must also include the following:

  • Describe your interest in the Master of Counselling degree
  • Assess your strengths
  • Describe what you hope to gain from this graduate degree


  • Submit your current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience.

Copy of Passport Picture Page

  • If you do not have a passport, please submit a copy of an identification card.

Proof of English Language

  • TOEFL score of 88 or
  • IELTS score of 6.5

Due to Covid-19 restrictions TOEFL testing is now taking place online. Learn more by visiting the official TOEFL website.

International students whose primary and secondary education took place in Canada (English-speaking provinces), Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, or the U.S. are exempt from this requirement. Students born in one of these countries yet educated elsewhere are still required to satisfy the English proficiency requirement.


You may be invited for an interview. This will be arranged by the department after submission of your application materials.


If you are interested in applying for scholarships, please submit a supplemental document answering the following questions:

  • What experiences have led you to the decision to pursue a career in counseling?
  • How have your background and identities influenced your perspective on counseling?
  • How would receiving this scholarship impact your ability to succeed in the Master of Counselling program?



Catie Peissig
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