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.

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Course Format

The Graduate Counseling Programs are on-campus hybridized program. This means that course delivery happens both on campus and zoom - utilizing the best modality for the particular course goals. Most GCP classes meet on nights and some weekends which allows students to engage in clinical work during the weekdays.

Application Deadlines

Fall Entrance: March 1

Spring Entrance: October 1

Summer Entrance: February 1

All application materials must be submitted on or before each deadline.

Rolling admission after preferred admission deadlines. On a space-available basis, applicants are encouraged to apply after application deadlines and will be reviewed as received.

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