Sep 21, 2019  
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2016-2017 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, Master of Science


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Purpose

The Counseling program is intended to prepare students for licensing by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to work in a wide range of community programs. Such programs include mental health hospital units, psychological/social service agencies, career development centers, marriage and family counseling services programs (including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly populations), law enforcement and legal agencies, business and industry, college counseling centers, and any other non-school settings in which counseling skills are needed. Students may select one of four concentrations: Industrial/Organizational Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling or Applied Behavior Analysis.

Prerequisites

Applicants to the Counseling program must have completed 18 hours of study in the field of psychology and/or the behavioral sciences, a course in General Psychology, or the equivalent; a course in Statistics and Experimentation, or the equivalent and satisfactory performance in the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test.

Program Requirements


The Mental Health and Industrial/Organizational Counseling concentrations require the completion of 60 credit hours of course work. The Marriage and Family Counseling concentration requires the completion of 63 credit hours of course work. The Applied Behavior Analysis concentration requires the completion of 66-72 credit hours of course work. 

Specialization Specific Requirements


Mental Health Counseling (24 Credits)


This concentration of graduate study leads toward licensing by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor.

Marriage and Family Counseling (27 Credits)


This concentration of graduate study leads toward licensing by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Additional Information and Notes


The successful completion of a Comprehensive Examination is required for completion of degree requirements.

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