MPA/MSMHC Dual Degree

The MPA/MS in Mental Health Counseling dual degree prepares you for leadership roles in mental health, human service, and community service organizations across all sectors.

This program links the discipline of public management with the practice and delivery of mental health services via private, public, and nonprofit organizations. As a graduate, you’ll also gain the qualifications to seek licensure. To apply for this program, you must meet the admission requirements for both the MPA and MS in Mental Health programs.

Application Deadlines

Applications are for Fall semester only.
February 1 (Round 1) with all materials in by February 10.
April 1 (Round 2) with all materials in by April 10, then rolling on a space-available basis.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Learn more)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Interview by invitation
  • Official GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver. Learn more.)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk

Cost Per Credit (2020-2021) $1,172

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $20,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

Mental Health Counseling Information Request

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