Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
Academic Year 2018-2019
60 credit hours/Licensure Track; 48 credits/Academic Track 2-3 years

Program Description

job growth 19%Mental Health Counselors are highly trained healthcare professionals who focus on treating individuals with a variety of emotional, social and behavioral issues. As a student of this program, you will gain the skills needed to become an effective practitioner, prepared to meet the increasing demand for qualified Mental Health Counselors to serve in hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, and private companies.



Program Objectives

make a difference in the worldThe Regis MA in Counseling Program adheres to the scientist-practitioner-advocate training model (Fassinger & O’Brien, 2000) in preparing you for employment in academic, research, and/or service delivery settings.

Licensure Track

The Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professionals has established the minimum requirements for coursework and fieldwork needed for a student to earn a graduate degree and be eligible for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

  • Provides 60 credit hours of graduate-level instruction, 18 hours of elective coursework and 42 hours in the following content areas (per 262 C.M.R. 2.05(2)(d)) specified here.
  • Prepare to sit for the exam for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Academic Track

For those who do not plan to pursue licensure or plan to enter the doctoral study after completing the Master's degree.

  • Learn to access, critically evaluate, and utilize available research and theory to inform your own research as you pursue doctoral level education.
  • Prepare for employment in academic, research, and/or service delivery settings



The curriculum provides rigorous scholarship both inside the classroom and in practicum settings, focused on critical theories, research and applications of psychology with an emphasis on the social, political, economic, and cultural contexts of practice

Coursework includes:

  • Counseling Techniques, Treatment, and Modalities
  • Lifespan Development
  • Appraisal/Assessment/Crisis Intervention

Spring 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses

Summer I 2018 Courses

Summer II 2018 Courses

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Gaining Experience

Exclusive First-Year Practicum Training Semester at Veterans Administration Hospital

Regis’ Masters in Counseling Graduate Students can apply for a training appointment at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, MA under the supervision of Kevin T. Henze, Ph.D., CPRP. During the practicum semester, Regis students who receive appointments at the ENRM VA participate in group and individual clinical interactions with Veterans enrolled in Bedford VA’s residential dual-diagnosis treatment program.


Next Steps

Please note that up to two graduate courses may be taken at Regis prior to applying and/or being accepted to the program. Please contact the graduate admission office at 781-768-7330 or for more information.

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The MA in Counseling is designed for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in a related study (psychology, sociology, social work).

Application requirements:

  • A grade of B- or better in all prerequisites
  • Completed application form and transcripts
  • Personal statement; Resume; Two letters of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • GRE score (may be waived by earning a grade of “B” or higher in two program courses as a non-matriculated student at Regis)
  • Interview with the Program Director


Counseling Psychology Department


Graduate Program Director

Shelby Ortega, PhD

Admissions Counselor

Hillary Lyons
College Hall 216

Additional Information

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