M.Ed. On Campus

Mental Health and School Counseling

Cambridge College

24 months
591 USD/credit 19503 USD/year
591 USD/credit 19503 USD/year
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Mental Health and School Counseling at Cambridge College trains professional counselors to work within the school culture and in clinical settings, serving the guidance and mental health needs of PreK-12 students and their families.


The Mental Health and School Counseling program at Cambridge College emphasizes the role of the school counselor in reducing barriers in the multicultural 21st century: a group worker skilled in developmental guidance, a broker of educational and community resources, an interpreter of assessment tools, and a consultant to students, parents, and staff. 

Students are prepared to meet the licensing standards of the Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals, and of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

MTEL Required — The Mass. Communication and Literacy Test (MTEL) must be passed before a student may enter the School Counseling program. All new students must register for Mental Health Counseling until they pass.

Learning Outcomes

Students learn about normal and abnormal intellectual, social, and emotional development, dysfunctional behavior and mental illnesses. They learn and apply the principles and best practices of counseling and collaboration within schools and community counseling practice, including:

  • Resources and skills for enhancing children’s and adolescents’ educational and vocational experiences and facilitating their ability to make good use of opportunities.
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of learning and behavior disorders and mental illnesses.
  • Psychoeducational techniques for prevention and strategies for treatment of substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, mental illnesses, and violence in PreK-12 students and throughout the lifespan.
  • Psychotherapeutic techniques for work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
  • Group counseling, leadership and consulting techniques; and school and community resources for referral.

Students gain and apply knowledge of:

  • Psychology of learning, curriculum frameworks, student testing.
  • Research design and methodology.
  • Relevant federal, state, and municipal laws and regulations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Personality and Counseling Theory
  • Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy: Basic Counseling Skills
  • Ethics & Professional Issues for School Counselors & Mental Health Practitioners
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Research Design and Evaluation
  • Psychopathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

A completed application must be received within enough time for students to receive the i20 and arrive in the U.S prior to the term start-date.


66 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • MEd and most graduate certificate programs require an earned bachelor’s degree.
  • Interview with and approval of the SOPC Admissions Committee and acceptance by the dean.
  • Application Fee: $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement - Write a 1-2 page essay (250-500 words) describing your reasons for obtaining a degree from Cambridge College, your professional experience and goals, and your academic background.
  • Two Professional Recommendations
  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19503 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19503 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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