School of Liberal Arts

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Our program meets the growing demand for mental health counselors who work in a variety of settings, including counseling centers, hospitals, non-profits and private practices.

Finish in as little as 2 years

Start this fall - apply by August 30

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Program Benefits

Flexibility

Customized for You

  • Small class sizes with personalized attention
  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Social justice curricular focus
  • High caliber faculty who are practitioners in the field
  • Upon completion of our program, you will emerge as compassionate, culturally-aware counselors prepared to make a difference in your clients’ lives
  • Designed with both recent college graduates and experienced practitioners in mind

Nationally Accredited

The program is designed to meet the highest standards of the national counseling accreditation councils and the Massachusetts licensing board for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. See how our program meets the state licensing requirements.

Graduate Fellowships

Highly competitive programs, these fellowship positions build and enhance professional qualifications through in-depth field experience while defraying tuition costs. In addition, a stipend is provided. Students apply once they have been admitted into the graduate program.

 

About our Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health

Whether you’re looking to change careers or are transitioning directly from an undergraduate program, you’ll find the graduate preparation you need to become a skilled mental health counselor. You will acquire the skills, insights, and hands-on experience needed to successfully work with clients facing addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health challenges.

Our M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is informed by the ideals of social justice. Our graduates are trained to empower their clients using a strength-based, relational model that is trauma-informed. Through interactive coursework, you will study a range of counseling and research methods, and develop clinical skills for accessing and improving overall mental health and well being.

Career Opportunities

This graduate program provides you with the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives. The need for professionals in this area has never been greater. An increasing population, coupled with greater demand for mental health care, is fueling the need for qualified mental health counselors.

Contact Us

For more information on the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at graduate@merrimack.edu or 978-837-3563.

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Applications for the fall term are due on 
August 30, 2019.

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