Our program's curriculum teaches you to be effective in community mental health settings like clinics, hospitals, prisons, college counseling centers, day treatment programs, rehabilitation facilities, outreach programs, and after-care centers.
Expand your capabilities even further with joint degrees that combine a master’s in mental health counseling with a master’s in public administration or in crime and justice studies.
Suffolk University’s location in the heart of Boston means you’ll learn in close proximity to one of the world’s most advanced centers for medical research and healthcare, and gives you access to internships, programs, and resources not available anywhere else.
Learn to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with a variety of mental health issues. Includes a supervised clinical practicum. Combine the master’s degree with our Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (see below) to qualify for Massachusetts licensure.
Note: Starting Fall 2016, the MSMHC curriculum will consist of a two-year, 60-credit program to meet new education and degree requirements mandated by the Massachusetts Licensing Board.
Offered jointly with the Sawyer Business School, this program is designed for human service professionals who wish to strengthen their direct-service skills and succeed in a leadership role.
This joint program enables students to strengthen their direct-service skills in the increasingly interdependent areas of mental health, human services, and criminal justice.
In our joint program, you’ll take two graduate-level courses in your senior year and then complete your combined undergraduate/graduate studies in six years – which saves tuition as well as waives the GRE requirement.
If you already have a master’s degree in mental health counseling, school counseling, or a closely related ﬁeld, gain the additional academic and clinical experience to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts. Includes a supervised clinical internship. Licensure permits reimbursement by insurance companies for counseling services.
Note: As of April 1, 2017, Suffolk University will no longer accept applications to the CAGS program and the program will no longer operate once the 2017 cohort of students have finished the certificate program. For more information, please contact Dr. David Shumaker, Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessica Valente, Program Administrator (email@example.com).