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Master of Science in Mental Health

UMass Boston’s Mental Health MS prepares professionals seeking to pursue an advanced degree to obtain state licensure for working in mental health counseling. This program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC), and it meets the Massachusetts educational requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC). UMass Boston is regionally accredited through NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges).

The program requires a 2-week in-person study at or near the UMass Boston campus, where students complete 6 units towards their degree. Throughout the program, students will obtain required clinical fieldwork hours in approved field placement locations.

Program Information

School Name: University of Massachusetts Boston

Program Name: Master of Science in Mental Health

Instruction Methods: Online

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Phone Number: (617) 287-5000

Program Requirements:

  • 60 program hours
  • Complete a 2-week, in-person study at the beginning of the program
  • Complete required clinical fieldwork

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of online application with application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Statement of purpose detailing goals, professional experience, and reasons for applying to the program. The essay should consist of reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study in 300 words (part 1). Then, indicate specific interests and discuss the work intended to do in the field in no more than 1200 words (part 2).
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • GRE test scores
  • Updated resume
  • Optional writing sample if the GRE writing score is low

Application Deadlines

  • Priority deadline: January 2
  • Final deadline: March 2

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

UMass Boston’s School for Global Inclusion and Social Development is home to the highest-rated counseling program in New England. UMass Boston’s MS in Rehabilitation Counseling prepares students to become leaders who promote inclusion in diverse settings with varied populations. UMass Boston is regionally accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Both rehabilitation counseling tracks are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Both tracks prepare students for licensure as a rehabilitation counselor (LRC). Students in the clinical track may also be eligible to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC).

The program requires a one-week residential program in early summer to complete the requirements of the counseling classes that require a face-to-face format. Students who are unable to attend this weeklong program can take the two in-person classes on campus during the fall and spring semesters. Students can choose to take a combination of online and face-to-face classes throughout their program.

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Interview with Dr. James Soldner - Assistant Professor, UMASS-Boston, Rehabilitation Counseling
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Interview with Dr. Dimity Peter, Assistant Professor, UMASS-Boston, Rehabilitation Counseling

Program Information

School Name: University of Massachusetts Boston

Program Name: Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

Program Length: 2-4 years

Enrollment Type: N/A

Instruction Methods: Online, synchronous

Social Media: University of Massachusetts Boston Facebook and University of Massachusetts Boston Twitter

Phone Number: (617) 287-5000

Program Requirements:

  • 60 program hours
  • Complete a one-week residential program
  • 100 practicum hours
  • 600 internship hours (300 hours/semester)

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of online application with application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Statement of purpose detailing goals, professional experience, and reasons for applying to the program. The essay should consist of reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study in 300 words (part 1). Then, indicate specific interests and discuss the work intended to do in the field in no more than 1200 words (part 2). For students interested in the online program, please indicate in personal statement, listing summer as start time
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • GRE or MAT test scores
  • Updated resume
  • Optional writing sample if the GRE writing score is low
  • Personal interview (in-person or via teleconference)

Application Deadlines

  • Summer admission: April 1
  • Spring admission: November 1

Last Updated: January 13, 2020

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