The basic clinical program is a three-year, 60 credit program. Matriculated students will be expected to take three courses per semester for the three years plus two summer courses. Licensing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Certified Mental Health Counselors requires the master’s degree to comprise 60 credits.
Each student must show proof of competence in research and its reporting. Students receiving the Master of Arts may choose to complete either a thesis or a comprehensive exam (written or oral).
Details concerning the these/comprehensive exam option may be found in the Psychology Department Graduate Student Handbook.
Total Credits: 60
Course Availability and Schedule
Since this is a clinical program, most of our students are presently employed in the field of psychology/social work; therefore, all courses have start times in the middle to late afternoon to accommodate student schedules.
*It is strongly recommended that at least one of these courses be PSY 595.
Applied Behavior Analysis Option MA
This master’s program is a three-year, 36-credit program. The Certificate in ABA is a two-year, 24 credit program. The Association for Behavior Analysis has verified specific ABA courses within the master’s and certificate programs toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) exam.