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Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hear from program representatives about our career-focused curriculum, top-notch faculty, field experience opportunities, applicable scholarships and fellowships, and more! Admissions representatives will also be available after the session to answer your questions about how to apply, financial aid, and anything else you may want to know about our graduate programs.

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Mental Health Counseling Master’s Degree: Why Merrimack College?

Superior field placements.

Merrimack College’s accredited mental health counseling master’s program includes 700 hours of hands-on clinical training in schools, hospitals, rehab centers, correctional facilities and other settings. We carefully select clinical sites and supervisors to ensure they align with curriculum, promote exceptional mental health counseling skills and qualify you to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC).

Supportive community.

At Merrimack, you’ll be paired with a faculty mentor who provides personalized guidance throughout the two-year mental health counseling master’s degree. With small classes, an intimate campus and a culture of service, Merrimack fosters close-knit relationships that encourage academic and professional growth.

Evidence-based practice.

Curriculum in our mental health counseling master’s program focuses on the most current evidence-based techniques. You’ll become proficient in diagnosis and assessment, group counseling, addiction and trauma, crisis intervention, research and more. To complete the master’s in mental health counseling, you’ll produce a capstone project that consists of a written client case study.

Robust fellowships and scholarships.

You can earn while you learn via one of Merrimack’s clinical mental health counseling fellowships. These competitive awards provide supervised work experience on campus, along with a tuition discount and stipend totaling more than $10,000. Whether or not you seek a fellowship, you’ll automatically be considered upon admission for a merit scholarship that can meet up to 20% of your tuition.

Accredited program.

Merrimack is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Our master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling also meets the requirements of the Massachusetts state licensing board, so upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).