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Classroom interaction with Beth Greenberg and students. Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling

The 60-credit Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree curriculum offers several enrollment options. Students can complete the program in 2 years (full-time) or 3 years (part-time). Through the B.A. to M.A. Program option, qualified Becker College undergraduate students can begin taking courses in the master’s program as early as the summer before their senior year. Upon successful completion of all B.A. to M.A. requirements, these students are awarded unconditional acceptance into the graduate program, and will require only 1 1/2 years to complete the Master of Arts degree curriculum.

Students are expected to begin the program during the summer of their first year. A cohort model is followed, with each class of students beginning the program together and taking the majority of courses in sequence together. Summer terms are offered in two 7-week sessions. Fall and Spring terms follow a traditional 15-week semester.

Students initially complete entry level courses that emphasize the foundations of counseling theory and basic counseling skill development. Beginning in the spring term of the first year, students select a track within the program in which to focus their coursework and training: Community Mental Health or School Consultation. Students also continue to enroll in courses that are required for all students, regardless of their track.


Becker Game DesignMaster of Fine Arts in Interactive Media

This rigorous 60-credit program is intended to prepare students for careers in the highly competitive and ever-changing field of game design. A Masters in Fine Art is a terminal degree in this field. The cornerstone of the MFA program at Becker College is Advanced Game Studio work, in which the student, under the direction of experienced mentors, completes an original interactive media project based on their own personal skill sets and vision. The MFA program may be completed in two years for students who hold a relevant BS/BA degree. Students enrolled in Becker College’s Game+ program will obtain both their BA and MFA in five years.


For questions regarding graduate admissions, please contact the School of Graduate & Professional Studies at 508.373.9500 or gps@becker.edu.

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Becker student holds game development webinars

Published on: September 14, 2020

When Becker College senior Jacob Siegel’s summer internship was cancelled due to the global pandemic, he decided to use the time putting together a series of summer webinars—a project that he called the Game Dev Explorer program—with the goal of giving students an insider look at the game industry.

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Becker named one of the nation’s best colleges

Published on: September 10, 2020

Becker College has been ranked as one of “The Best 386 Colleges” by The Princeton Review.  The Princeton Review college rankings are based on surveys of 143,000 college students, who rated their institutes of higher education in many areas and report on their campus experiences.

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Kickstarting success: Becker alum crowdfunds game

Published on: September 4, 2020

Becker College graduate Christian DeCoster ’19 recently found a way to bring his vision for a new video game to life, by asking the crowd for a hand. “Don’t Take It Personally, I Just Don’t Like You” surpassed its funding goal on the popular Kickstarter platform.

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