Graduate Counseling Psychology Programs
Build a career that makes a difference. Our graduates provide mental health services in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, addiction treatment centers, homes and correctional facilities.
Framingham State offers the Master of Arts with a concentration in Counseling Psychology in both a licensure and non-licensure track.
The licensure track combines theoretical aspects with practical counseling skills to prepare students to work effectively as a counselor in any mental health field. A culminating internship experience must be arranged at a site affiliated with or approved by the Department of Psychology.
The non-licensure track provides a theoretical understanding of the issues related to the counseling psychology profession. Students receive a strong foundation in psychology and in current theories, data, and research related to counseling approaches.
Prospective applicants who wish to have an advising session prior to applying can schedule an appointment with an advisor between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; on campus or over the phone. View available times and make an appointment online or by calling 508-626-4540.
In the Spotlight
"Framingham State helped confirm my desire to be a counselor. I have learned a lot about the field, and I now know what I still need to learn. Framingham State has given me a solid foundation on which I can build my professional career."
Riverside Community Care
"My degree at Framingham State has helped me fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a mental health therapist. This is my second career, and at 50 years old, I am thrilled to begin again."
Professor & Program Advisor
"One strength of our program is the consistent responsive academic advising our students receive. I work with each student every semester to monitor progress toward completing the degree, answer questions related to the program and assist students in navigating any academic challenges they may face while in the program."