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Mental Health Counseling - Dual License, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, MA,
This 66-credit program is for those seeking dual licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts by the Board of Registration and a School Social Worker/School Adjustment Counselor License with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

About

Program requirements have been designed to meet current state licensing requirements (CMR 262) and initial licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a school social worker/school adjustment counselor.

The Mental Health Counseling - Dual License MEd at Bridgewater State University offers:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive teaching and administrative experience in the fields of mental health counseling
  • Development of critical thinking skills, as well as oral and written communication capabilities
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state
  • Provides a comfortable learning environment for older, non-traditional graduate students

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Theories and Techniques for Mental Health Counseling
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Research and Evaluation
  • The Professional Counselor: Standards, Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Applied Counseling: Adolescent-Adult
  • Applied Counseling: Pre-Adolescent
  • Psychopathology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume 
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Minimum GPA - Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (or 3.0 based upon last 60 credits). If candidate holds a Master's degree, a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 is required
  • GRE Scores- A composite score of 290 or greater on the quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE General Test
  • MTEL Score - A passing score on the Communication and Literacy portion of the MTEL
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • National

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    439 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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International

  • Tuition: $1,260.00 
  • Required Fees (all students): $6,641.28

Living costs for Bridgewater

  • 1289 - 2670 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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