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Mental Health, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Boston, MA, United States
The Mental Health Counseling (MHC) program at the University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to the preparation of highly qualified professionals in the field of mental health counseling.
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The Mental Health Counselling program from University of Massachusetts Boston, within a public urban university, is dedicated to the training of professionals who most likely will work with, and provide counseling and related activities to individuals representing an urban and diverse population. Mental health counselors work in a variety of settings and may obtain a license to practice in other states.

The MHC program curriculum is organized to facilitate the development of its students and the individuals with whom the students work. Specifically, the curriculum emphasizes respect for the social foundations and cultural diversity of all persons. It achieves this goal by fostering each student's self awareness, compassion, and ability to think critically, and through its hiring policies of faculty and recognition of multicultural students. The program offers opportunities for its students to recognize, develop, and utilize their own resources in preparation for their future work with clients.


The program prepares students to make significant practitioner-oriented contributions to counseling and prepares them for further study at the doctoral level if they desire to do so. All of our faculty are actively involved in research and contribute significantly to the profession at both national and international levels. There are opportunities to do research with our internationally known faculty if a student so desires.

The Mental Health Counseling program also offers a concentration in forensics services, allowing students to further develop skills to work in forensics settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research and Evaluation in Psychology
  • Principles of Vocational, Educational, and Psychological Assessment
  • Ethical Standards and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Vocational Development and Career Information
  • Counseling Theory and Practice
  • Group Counseling and Group Dynamics
  • Group Counseling for Children and Adolescents
  • Human Development: Research, Theory and Practice
  • Cultural Diversity in Counseling
  • Substance Abuse in Modern Society
  • Substance Abuse and the Family
  • Psychopharmacology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for national students: March 1st

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts and Official English Translations
  • Evidence of Completion of a University-level Degree Program
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Exam Scores
  • I-20: Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa
  • Completed "Transfer Verification Form", if needed
  • International Applicant Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14529 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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