When you pursue your master’s in mental health counseling at Suffolk, you’ll gain core counseling, case conceptualization, diagnostic, and treatment planning skills. Plus, you’ll train in a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques so you can meet your clients’ diverse needs. Through our rigorous scientist-practitioner model, you’ll learn to incorporate research into everyday practice and apply empirically supported treatment approaches in your work.

You’ll gain practical clinical experience in a required internship and practicum, too. Our downtown Boston location maximizes your access to networking, internship, and employment opportunities at nearby hospitals and treatment centers, and puts you closer to underserved populations.

This program’s established reputation with area agencies and institutions means you’ll be highly sought-after once you graduate. When you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to succeed as an ethical, culturally competent clinician in a wide array of mental health settings, including hospitals, prisons, college counseling centers, day treatment programs, rehabilitation facilities, outreach programs, and after-care centers, and to work in private practice. You’ll also qualify to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts.