This program prepares graduates to function as mental health counselors after two years of full-time study. In addition to the standard coursework, there are opportunities to pursue concentrated elective coursework to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to working in particular settings or with specific populations. Although the primary goal is to prepare master’s level clinicians, this program will also provide students with some of the necessary foundations for pursuing further graduate study. Graduates of this program will have fulfilled all educational requirements to qualify for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
“Societal needs for accessible health care providers have risen dramatically. This has produced a critical call for master’s level clinicians to provide such mental health services, particularly to populations that are typically underserved and for whom access to health care services has traditionally been limited.”
—Nilda Laboy, PsyD
Head, Counseling Psychology Department