Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
The 60-credit Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree curriculum meets all of the academic requirements to become a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts. Students can complete the program in 2 years (full-time) or 3 years (part-time). Through the B.A. to M.A. program option, Becker College undergraduate students can begin taking courses in the master’s program as early as their junior year, earning unconditional acceptance into the graduate program and completing the master’s degree in just 1 ½ years.
The program follows a cohort model, with each class of students beginning the program together and taking the majority of courses in sequence together. Experiential learning is emphasized throughout the program, most notably in the Community Counseling Clinic at Becker College, an on-site training clinic where students provide counseling services to local residents.
Master of Arts in Counseling with Behavioral Health Administration Concentration (non-licensure)
This 36-credit graduate program is a non-licensure track degree that provides students with a strong foundation in counseling theories and practice, as well as the skills and the knowledge needed to pursue management careers in the behavioral health field, including community mental health and substance abuse agencies. The behavioral health administration concentration introduces the student to grant writing, budget and financing and applied leadership in behavioral healthcare organizations. This graduate degree can be completed in 1 year. Fall and spring enrollment options are available.
Master 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.
Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Health Administration
This 9-credit graduate certificate provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed to pursue a
management career in behavioral healthcare organizations. The certificate is ideal for individuals with advanced degrees in
counseling, social work, psychology or other related fields, but is also available for students beginning their
graduate studies. The certificate is comprised of three courses that teach skills in grant writing, budgeting and finance, and
applied leadership in behavioral healthcare organizations. The graduate certificate can be completed in a few as 6 months.
For questions regarding graduate admissions, please contact the School of Graduate & Professional Studies at 508.373.9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.