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Mental Health Counseling
Most students in the mental health counseling program complete the 60-credit hour program that meets the current pre-Master's requirement for licensing as a mental health counselor in the state of Massachusetts.
A 48-credit hour mental health track option is also available for students who do not plan to pursue mental health licensure or who plan to enter doctoral study after completion of the Master's degree.
In the first year of the two-year program, mental health counseling students complete academic and practicum course work and skills training, with internship and any remaining coursework to be completed in the second year. Students in the 60-credit mental health counseling program must take summer courses to complete degree requirements in two calendar years.
Program of Study
Please visit the Programs of Study page to download the course requirements for the M.A. / Counseling Psychology/ Mental Health Counselor/ 60 Credits program and the M.A. / Counseling Psychology/ Mental Health Counselor/ 48 Credits
Transfer of Credit and Waiving Courses
A maximum of six graduate credits not applied to a previous degree may be transferred from another institution. All transfers of credit from other institutions must be approved by the advisor, department chair, and associate dean.
Additional Requirements and Useful Links