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Mental Health Counseling

Westfield State University

M.A.
24 months
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14895 USD/year
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About

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.

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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
    Based on the original amount of 14895 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  •  $1,050 per credit for resident

Funding

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