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
Specific additional admission requirements.
Passing score on the Communication and Literacy MTEL, both the reading and writing subtest, is required for the School Adjustment Counseling concentration.
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.