Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
*UMass Boston is not currently accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details.
*If you are applying to the online version of a program, please be aware that your start term should be summer. If you put start term fall on your application, you will be taking summer courses as a non-degree student which means you will not be eligible for financial aid until the fall semester. You cannot amend your application after submitting it. Thank you.
**Please contact your state licensing board to verify that our program meets their requirements for licensure.
Thank you for your interest in our online Mental Health Counseling program at UMass Boston! We are very eager to hear from you! The following information describes the program.
The Department of Counseling and School Psychology is offering a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling (MHC) online. This is an academically challenging yet rewarding program that will prepare you for a career in Mental Health Counseling. It is a 60-credit master’s program which meets the academic requirements for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor for those who complete an approved field placement in the U.S. under appropriate supervision. (There are additional post graduate clinical experience requirements for licensure.)