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Psychology: Clinical MA

Psychology: Clinical (MA)

The Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology is a 3-year program directed at meeting the requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts. Students are accepted for fall admittance, and they form a cohort that takes all of its courses together for the next 3 years.

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This small and intimate group experience allows students individual face-to-face attention by faculty and promotes substantial growth in clinical and academic expertise. Students are required to enroll in both academic and applied courses including a practicum and an internship.

Although the curriculum provides a broad exposure to a variety of therapy modalities, the emphasis is on training in a behavioral perspective.

  • develop a background in applied research and to train problem-solving skills
  • be exposed to a variety of therapy modalities
  • gain extensive experiential learning opportunities, practica, internships, and intensive supervision
  • be prepared for licensure as certified Mental Health Counselors in the state of Massachusetts

We award a limited number of graduate assistantships and tuition credit to qualified graduate students each year. This award is subject to the work needs of the position and department, your satisfactory performance of duties, your academic record, and availability of funds, and may be subject to change. 

Kebeh Sando - Student Speaker - Commencement - 2019
Kebeh Sando MA '19

Clinical therapist dedicated to improving the lives of others

Our faculty are experts in the field and have extensive experience in areas including:. 

  • pediatric psychology
  • health psychology
  • clinical training
  • clinical research
  • cognitive and behavioral therapies

 

Psychology: Clinical Faculty

Changes to Graduate Studies admission requirements

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, admission requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs may have changed.
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Apply and submit all required application materials to the Graduate Studies office. Students are accepted into the program in the fall only. The deadline for submission of materials for the Clinical Psychology option is February 15.

Successful candidates have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a closely related field.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale. Students not meeting this requirement but who otherwise give evidence of strong academic ability may be accepted.
  • Completion of psychology statistics course.
  • Some work experience related to the field of Psychology/Social Work.

 In addition, this psychology option has specific admissions requirements:

  • One of 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted from a present or former agency supervisor capable of addressing your clinical potential.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, while not required, will be considered if submitted.
  • Final candidates may be required to attend a personal interview with the Admissions Committee.
  • Upon acceptance to the program, students are required to sign acknowledgments of the conditions of a Competency/Fitness and a Full Participation policy.

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Ted Powers

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Psychology
Liberal Arts 361

508-910-6906
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