12 months
475 USD/credit 14250 USD/year
475 USD/credit 14250 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Psychology at Bridgewater State University prepares the student to sit for the examination for licensure as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts, and equips students to help individuals who may have a variety of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional challenges.


The MA in Psychology program at Bridgewater State University offers specialization in clinical psychology, and can serve as your gateway into the field of human services or as a foundation for further graduate training. As a student of the program, you will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of psychology within the framework of a strong clinical emphasis. Courses present the art and science of psychology as it applies to the understanding of human behavior as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional problems. 

The MA in Psychology program offers you:

  • All faculty are Ph.D.'s in Psychology, while our supervising Clinical Psychologists have all been trained in a broad array of inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • A developmentally-oriented curriculum that focuses on personal, as well as professional, growth
  • Small classes facilitating individualized learning experiences and personal growth
  • Full- and part-time program options, as well as evening and summer courses
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Design I
  • Foundations of Clinical Practice
  • Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Research Methods and Design II
  • Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice I
  • Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Overseas students are advised to seek admission at least one month before the deadline.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • GRE Scores are currently being waived due to COVID-19
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation with preference given to academic letters of reference
  • Personal statement .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 475 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 475 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bridgewater

1289 - 2669 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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