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Master’s in Clinical Psychology

Find Success and Purpose as a Mental Health Counselor: Start at Bridgewater

Prepare to meet the behavioral and mental health care needs of our world through Bridgewater State University’s clinical psychology master’s degree.

BSU’s master’s degree in clinical psychology balances a strong foundation in theory, research and assessment along with outstanding training in research-informed practice. Throughout your master’s degree in clinical psychology, you will take part in practicums and internships in which you will work with individuals experiencing a range of behavioral, cognitive and emotional challenges.

Housed within the Department of Psychology, our MPCAC-accredited clinical psychology degree prepares you for the Massachusetts mental health counselor licensure exam, which our most recent class of clinical psychology master’s degree students passed at a rate of 100%.

What can you do with a master’s in clinical psychology?
BSU’s clinical psychology degree program offers the academic and clinical preparation necessary so you can pursue doctoral-level studies or begin working as a clinical practitioner in positions requiring a master’s in clinical psychology.

Clinical Psychology Master’s Degree Program Highlights

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Take your learning beyond the books

Experiential learning is a vital component of BSU’s master’s in clinical psychology. Throughout your six semesters, you will complete 100 hours of clinical practicums and 600 hours of internships, preparing you for a range of master’s in clinical psychology jobs.

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Small classes that help you grow

BSU master’s in clinical psychology classes have a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. This means you can easily connect and network with classmates and faculty members. It also means we can help personalize our clinical psychology degree program to meet your career goals.

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Advance professionally at an affordable price

BSU’s master’s in clinical psychology offers affordable tuition rates. Our tuition is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. We also award clinical psychology master’s degree students graduate assistantships on a competitive basis, which covers tuition and fees for the program.

Learn from experts in the field

BSU’s clinical psychology degree faculty members all have PhDs, and our supervising clinical psychologists are all trained in a broad variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. As a graduate student in our master’s degree in clinical psychology, you’ll benefit from these faculty experts who work with you in the classroom, in clinical experiences and as you pursue master’s in clinical psychology jobs.

Gain a clinical psychology degree on your schedule

At BSU, you can pursue a clinical psychology master’s degree as a full-time or part-time student. We also offer flexible clinical psychology degree course schedules, allowing you to take evening and summer coursework. This means you can prepare for master’s in clinical psychology jobs and advance your career in as little as two years.

Support throughout your studies

Throughout your master’s in clinical psychology, you will work closely with a faculty mentor who will provide personalized guidance and support with internships, practicum experiences, research, and as you navigate the master’s in clinical psychology jobs market.

Update to Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

February 1 for Fall admission only. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline

Program of Study for Clinical Psychology Graduate Students

What can you do with a master’s in clinical psychology begins with choosing a program that meets your needs. Our clinical psychology master’s degree allows you to take courses as a full- or part-time student, on weekends and throughout the summer.

No matter how you choose to complete your master’s degree in clinical psychology, you can expect to learn about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional problems. Throughout your studies, prepare to take courses in:

  • Human Development Psychology
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology for Nonmedical Professionals
  • Theories of Psychotherapy
  • Theory and Process of Group Interaction

Our master’s in clinical psychology students also pursue a clinical practicum and two internships during their six semesters — helping you acquire the experience you need to move forward personally and professionally.

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Program details from 2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. John Calicchia


Accreditation Notice:

Bridgewater State University’s Masters in Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC) for the period of February 2015 to February 2026.

“I was so afraid the first time I ran a study at BSU by myself. The mixture of speaking to people and having to touch on a number of points was very daunting. By graduation, I could've done it while sleeping, and it's made some aspects of (my) job a breeze. It's not scary to approach patient families for research because I had so much practice with lab! … I am very grateful.”
Susan Sprague, ’18
BS Psychology

Master’s in Clinical Psychology Jobs

BSU’s master’s degree in clinical psychology prepares you for a variety of career paths in mental health. So, what can you do with a master’s in clinical psychology? Examples of master’s in clinical psychology jobs include:

  • Crisis intervention specialist
  • Clinical director/supervisor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • School counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor

Our clinical psychology master’s degree can also serve as a precursor to a doctoral program, which can position you for academic positions, advanced practice, consulting and other roles.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Careers estimates that jobs clinical psychology are expected to grow


over the next decade.

Graduate Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews. For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

The MA in Clinical Psychology program is eligible for unsubsidized student loans and applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more specific questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or contact them directly at

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Bridgewater offers competitive tuition and fees for graduate students both in and out of state.

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