Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

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Program Description

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology prepares students to sit for the examination for licensure as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts, and equips students to help individuals who may have a variety of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional challenges.  It may also serve as a steppingstone to further graduate training (PhD or PsyD).  Students are exposed to a range of empirically supported therapeutic methods.  Experiential learning is an essential component of the program, with 15 credits of practicum and internships required.

The MA program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) (February, 2015 - February, 2025).

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology prepares students to sit for the examination for licensure as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts, and equips students to help individuals who may have a variety of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional challenges.  It may also serve as a steppingstone to further graduate training (PhD or PsyD).  Students are exposed to a range of empirically supported therapeutic methods.  Experiential learning is an essential component of the program, with 15 credits of practicum and internships required.

The MA program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) (February, 2015 - February, 2025).

Program Highlights

The M.A. in Clinical Psychology program offers specialization in clinical psychology, and the degree prepares mental health professionals for state licensure as licensed mental health counselors (L.M.H.C.s) and can provide a foundation for further graduate training. As a student of the program, you will gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of psychology within the framework of a strong clinical emphasis. Courses present the art and science of psychology as it applies to the understanding of human behavior as well as the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional problems. 

The MA in Clinical Psychology program offers you:

  • All faculty are Ph.D.'s in Psychology, while our supervising Clinical Psychologists have all been trained in a broad array of inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • A developmentally-oriented curriculum that focuses on personal, as well as professional, growth
  • Small classes facilitating individualized learning experiences and personal growth
  • Full- and part-time program options, as well as evening and summer courses
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state
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