The Master of Arts in Mental Health Research and Leadership (MA-MHRL) is a 48-credit degree program for those wishing to engage in applied research and serve in leadership roles within mental health systems. This degree option is also ideal for students wishing to move on to doctoral programs in psychology or mental health fields, without having a year-long fieldwork requirement. MA-MHRL students gain experience in comprehensive program review and will develop and execute an applied research project that leads to the completion and defense of a master’s thesis.