master of arts (m.a.) in counseling
Licensing is a function of the State Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals (for mental health students) and Massachusetts Department of Education (for school counseling students). The 60-credit program in Mental Health Counseling is designed to meet the current pre-Master's requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts. Students seeking licensure have the responsibility to ensure that they are complying with licensing requirements on all the course work and supervised experiences.
Students seeking licensure from other states are responsible for assuring that they meet the standards for credentialing in those states. The Practicum director is available to assist students in reviewing the requirements of specific states.
The Board of Registration has a web site that answers frequently asked questions
about licensure and also includes the licensing regulations:
The School Counseling program is a state approved program designed to meet the current requirements for initial licensure as a school guidance counselor in Massachusetts.
The Department of Education's website: