University of Massachusetts - Boston

Master of Education in School Counseling  |  Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

The College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts - Boston has two online counseling programs, mental health and school counseling. Both accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council, these 60-credit online counseling degrees prepare students to become professional counselors.

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

The School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the UMass - Boston offers an online master of science degree in rehabilitation counseling. There are two pathways for this degree program - clinical and vocational rehabilitation counseling. Both programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP).

After completion of either one of these two pathways, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) Exam. Students may also be eligible for licensure as a mental health counselor in their state.

james soldnerLearn more on the similarities between UMASS Boston's on-campus and online rehabilitation counseling programs:

Interview with Dr. James Soldner - Assistant Professor, UMASS-Boston, Rehabilitation Counseling
dimity peterDiscover the relation between rehabilitation counseling and social inclusion:

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


Program Information

School Name: University of Massachusetts - Boston

Program Name:

  • Master of Education in School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

Program Length:

  • M.Ed. School Counseling - Two Years
  • M.S. Mental Health Counseling -Two to Three 1/2 Years
  • M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling - Two to Three 1/2 Years

Enrollment Types: Full-Time or Part-Time

Instruction Methods: Asynchronous and Synchronous

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter

Phone Number: (617) 287-4316

Program Requirements:

  • 60 Credit Hours
  • 100 Hour Practicum
  • 600 Hour Internship with Capstone Project
  • One Two-Week Summer Session

Rehabilitation Counseling Concentrations:

  • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Admission Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited College or University
  • Online Application
  • Official Previous Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
  • GRE scores if no advanced degree held
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume
  • Personal Interview