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Master of Counselling Studies

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Part-time study, only
  • Not available for international students

Get an advanced professional counselling qualification

Massey’s Master of Counselling Studies is an advanced professional training programme that will take your counselling career to the next level.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

Massey’s Master of Counselling Studies is an advanced professional training programme. You’ll develop and apply research-informed knowledge and skills relevant to effective professional counselling practice. You’ll also advance your ability to undertake, analyse and use research relevant to your practice and profession. 

Get qualified

This qualification leads to provisional membership of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC).

A good fit if you:

  • Have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Counselling and Guidance) or equivalent
  • Have basic counselling skills training and supervised practice experience such as telephone counselling
  • Wish to gain recognition and develop your professional capabilities
  • Want to develop critical research skills and knowledge about a counselling-related area


Our graduates work as counsellors in education settings, community agencies, or other areas associated with health and social services.

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