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Mental Health Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, MA,
Completion of the mental health counseling track is the first step toward fulfillment of a Massachusetts mental health counselor license. Successful completion of these 60 credits, will offer students the opportunity to apply for licensure as mental health counselors.


The program of study for mental health counselors consists of thirty-six (36) credits of required core courses, 12 credits of electives, and 12 credits of internship (600 hours). Practicum requirements for licensure are included in several core courses, as well as two supervision classes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Counseling
  • Counseling Basics with Supervision
  • Principles and Practices of Psychological Testing
  • Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Treatment of Adults
  • Dynamics of Group Counseling
  • Basic and Applied Research
  • Advanced Counseling with Supervision
  • Advanced Developmental Psychology
  • Ethics and Standards in the Mental Health Profession
  • Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Evidence Based Therapies in Mental Health Counseling
  • Psychology: Special Topics
  • Topics: Body Image Disorders, Psychology of Love
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Psychological Theories and Practices in Career Development
  • Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Treatment of Children and Adolescents
  • Principles of Family Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention in Schools and Communities

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

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

                                  English Language Requirements

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                                  General Requirements

                                  • A bachelor's degree with either a major or concentration in a business related discipline from an accredited institution.
                                  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
                                  • Three letters of recommendation, including a minimum of one academic reference.
                                  • A written statement of purpose and intent to complete the program.

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International

                                    14895 USD/year
                                    Tuition Fee
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                                  •  $1,050 per credit for resident


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