This program is designed to meet the needs of a local, national and international audience of adults wishing to enter the Counseling field. It is a 60-credit master's which meets the academic requirements for certification in the state of Massachusetts as a School Counselor.
The program operates on a cohort model whereby all participants complete the same program of study. Two weeks of on campus study is required to complete two clinical courses. These courses will be taught the first summer of the program, generally during the middle of July. The remaining coursework is online. The sessions are held at a site in Massachusetts and housing is available at a reasonable rate (Housing information will be provided by the program upon request).
First - Rate Faculty
Commitment to the Student Experience
Prepares students for school counselor licensure through the MA Department of Education
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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled
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*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course
The online MEd in Counseling prepares students for School Counseling Licensure through the MA Department of Education. The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Counseling Online Program is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
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Counseling Program faculty recommend admission of applicants who present evidence of potential both to complete a graduate course of studies with distinction and to become thoughtful and responsive practitioners. Such evidence normally includes:
2-3 prerequisite courses in social sciences
A distinguished undergraduate transcript with at least a 3.0 cumulative average.
Three strong letters of recommendation indicating the ability to work well with others.
A two-part letter of intent. For specific details, please refer to the application instructions available at http://www.umb.edu/admissions/graduate/apply/graduate-application.pdf. *Please be aware that your start term should be summer (e.g. Summer 2012). If you put start term fall (e.g. Fall 2012), you will be taking summer courses as a non-degree student which means you will not be eligible for financial aid until the fall semester. The starting term and program cannot be changed once you submit the application.
A group interview with other candidates and faculty members.
At least one year of paid or volunteer work in a mental health, school, or equivalent setting is recommended.
Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with your program manager or advisor to determine your eligibility. Generally, if you are matriculated in a degree program and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester, you may qualify for financial aid. Please review our Financial Aid Checklist below.
Fill out the FAFSA form at https://studentaid.gov. It is important to list the University of Massachusetts Boston school code number 002222.
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