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Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling


Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling


Take the initiative to broaden your understanding of human behavior.

Today, the challenges inherent in mental health counseling are more complex than ever. Familiarity with a myriad of medications, health insurance coverage policies and multicultural issues is a must as mental health services are increasingly offered in home and school environments instead of the traditional institutions of past decades.

Are you prepared to find your niche in this fast-paced field?

The Master of Education (MEd) at Bridgewater State University can help you develop the solid skills and experience needed to become a licensed mental health care counselor in Massachusetts. The program’s relatively low student-to-faculty ratio gives students a close, dynamic working relationship with academic advisors that many other universities cannot offer.

Program Highlights

The Mental Health Counseling MEd at Bridgewater State University offers graduates training in a variety of mental health settings: clinics, hospitals, health care centers, educational and governmental institutions with children, adolescents and adults. This program prepares graduates who intend to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) in the state of Massachusetts.

The MEd in Mental Health Counseling offers you:

  • Diverse faculty with extensive teaching and administrative experience in the fields of mental health counseling
  • Development of critical thinking skills, as well as oral and written communication capabilities
  • Small classes facilitating a more personalized learning experience
  • Affordable tuition, whether you live in state or out of state
  • Provides a comfortable learning environment for older, non-traditional graduate students

The Mental Health Counseling program at Bridgewater is the only one of its kind accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in Massachusetts.

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The Curriculum

This 60-credit program is for those seeking licensure as a mental health counselor in Massachusetts by the Board of Registration. Program requirements have been designed to meet current state licensing requirements.

Core courses of this program include:

  • Counseling and Development
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Theory and Process of Group Interaction
  • Theories of Psychological Development
  • Substance Abuse and Dependency

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) and Dual License Concentration programs are also offered at Bridgewater State University.


You’ve thought about it. You believe you can do it. And you’ve explored your options. Now you’re ready to advance your career – through the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University. Take the first step. Apply now. And get ready to transform your life!

Bridgewater State University College of Graduate Studies

Since 1937, the College of Graduate Studies at Bridgewater State University has offered an array of graduate degree, licensure and certificate programs to meet the needs of Southeastern Massachusetts and beyond. Led by scholars, researchers, teachers and practitioners from the graduate faculty, our offerings include a variety of nationally accredited master's degree programs in professional studies, education, arts and sciences and business. The College of Graduate Studies ensures high-quality, research-based, stimulating and intellectually challenging educational experiences to those who seek expertise and leadership in their professions and a commitment to lifelong learning and scholarship.

Bridgewater State University remains steadfast in its dual mission to educate citizens to be the best they can be and to use its intellectual, scientific and technological resources to advance the economic and cultural life of the region and beyond.


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To learn more about the
Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling Programs, contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Maxwell Library

10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: 508.531.1300

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