Learn to better serve populations in need and treat issues holistically. Whether you choose to work in the private or public sector, Suffolk University's Master of Science in Crime & Justice Studies/Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling dual-degree program will help you assist others and maximize your career potential.

The fields of mental health, human services, and crime and justice are becoming increasingly interdependent. Our dual-degree program seeks to bridge the existing gaps between these sectors to ensure you have a solid foundation in each area.

Your crime and justice courses will allow you to explore the causes, contexts, and policies that can lead to or exacerbate mental illness. In your counseling courses, you'll learn to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and groups with various mental health issues.

This dual-degree program will help you quality for Massachusetts licensure. You’ll complete the mental health curriculum full-time, and may pursue the crime and justice studies curriculum full- or part-time.

Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk (2021-2022)

Credits Per Credit Rate
Per Credit $1,226

Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer merit-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $15,500 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.

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.
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter 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
  • 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)

Courses & Requirements

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

Crime & Justice Studies Information Request