MSCJS/MSMHC Dual Degree

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.

Paying for Graduate School

Cost Per Credit (2019-2020) For part-time students $1,148

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 online application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)
  • All official transcripts from any college and university attended
  • 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

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