Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's in Mental Health Counseling
A graduate degree is necessary to work directly with patients. In our joint program, you’ll take two graduate-level courses in your senior year, allowing you to complete your combined undergraduate/graduate studies in six years, saving tuition and waiving our GRE requirement.
Your graduate coursework will build on your undergraduate studies and provide the academic and clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with a variety of mental health issues. By starting your graduate degree early, you'll become familiar with the professors and curriculum sooner than most, easing your transition to graduate school.
Note for students matriculating into this program spring 2016 and earlier: Massachusetts licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) is required to receive third-party (insurance company) reimbursement for counseling services. Eligibility for licensure requires an additional 30 credit hours, including a 600-hour internship.
This program is designed to provide an accelerated path for undergraduate psychology majors at Suffolk to obtain a master’s degree in mental health counseling more quickly and at a reduced cost. Students benefit from the experience of a smooth transition from undergraduate to graduate study in a familiar environment; many will be able to continue research with faculty mentors.