Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
$780/credit 60 credit hours/Licensure Track; 48 credits/Academic Track 2-3 years

Program Description

job growth 19%

Counseling Psychologists 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 counseling psychologists to serve in hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, and private companies.

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Program Objectives

make a difference in the world

The Regis MA in Counseling Psychology 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 course work 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 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

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Curriculum

The curriculum provides rigorous scholarship both inside the classroom and 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

2017 Winter Intersession Courses

Spring 2017 Courses

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Gaining Experience

A required Field Experience enables you to develop your skills, learn from professionals already working in the field and build your professional network.

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Next Steps

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The MA in Counseling Psychology 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

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Contact Information

781-768-7330

Graduate Program Director

Shelby Ortega, PhD

Additional Information

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