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Counseling and Behavioral Health Department

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The Department of Counseling and Behavioral Health at William James College houses three academic degrees:


MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – 2 options: On-Campus and Online

This 60-credit program can be completed on-campus or online. Graduates of this program will have fulfilled all educational requirements to qualify for licensure in the state of Massachusetts and in New England as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). For licensure eligibility in other states, please contact the program director.

The online option can be completed in 2.5 years (January cohort) or 3 years (August cohort). It has a comprehensive curriculum that will prepare you for excellent clinical practice.

The on-campus option can be completed in 2, 2.5, or 3 years. While the core coursework is the same, the on-campus students have the option of choosing a general track or an area of emphasis including Couples and Family Therapy (MFT), Forensic and Correctional Counseling, Health and Behavioral Medicine, or Substance Use and Addictions. They can also choose to participate in a college-wide concentration, including Latino Mental Health, African and Caribbean Mental Health, Asian Mental Health, Global Mental Health or Military and Veterans Psychology.

Read more about our Counseling degree program—Online or On-Campus.


MA in Psychology (Online)

This 33-credit program is an online program designed for students who want to develop a foundation in psychology. Graduates of the program will be able to apply new knowledge of psychological research and theory to real-world situations. This program does not lead to a clinical licensure.

Read more about our online Master’s degree in Psychology.


BS Completion Program in Psychology and Human Services

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology and Human Services is a bachelor's completion program offered through a blended model with a combination of asynchronous online courses and 1-2 Saturdays per month for a live experience with faculty. 

Learn about our BS Completion program and scholarship opportunities.


The Department also includes the Behavioral Health Service Corps—a paid year-long service and learning program for recent college graduates which provides an entry-level career experience in behavioral healthcare along with credits towards a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


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MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: On-Campus

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Online

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Online

MA in Psychology: Online

MA in Psychology: Online

Bachelors Completion Program

Bachelors Completion Program