Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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, Applied Behavior Analysis or School Adjustment Counseling

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 Counseling with MA DESE School Adjustment Counselor Initial License concentration require the completion of 75 credit hours of course work. The Marriage and Family Counseling concentration requires the completion of 63 credit hours of course work. The School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker  concentration requires the completion of 75 credit hours of course work. 

Specialization Specific Requirements


Mental Health Counseling Specialization (24 Credits)


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

Additional Information and Notes


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

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