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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 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.

Becker Game Design

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.


For questions regarding graduate admissions, please contact the School of Graduate & Professional Studies at 508.373.9500 or

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UGAA Partners with Becker to Develop ESports Industry Curriculum for K-12

Published on: November 16, 2020

Universal Gamers Amateur Association (UGAA), an innovative leader in career-focused online education that combines with eSports League gaming, is joining with one of the original members of FaZe Clan Lucas Mosing and top-ranked Becker College to develop eSports industry curriculum for students in the K-12 grades. Brian Kenny, UGAA founder and Chief Marketing Officer said, […]

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Becker teams prepare for inaugural NECC Esports postseason

Published on: November 9, 2020

As the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Esports fall regular season winds down, Becker College varsity and club teams are preparing for the conference’s inaugural postseason, which begins this week. NECC will be sponsoring championships in each of the five games and will be awarding nine winners overall. Becker will be competing in all five: […]

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Dean Ritacco to Speak at 2020 Esports Rising Virtual Conference, Nov. 19

Published on: November 3, 2020

Alan Ritacco, Ph.D., assistant vice president and dean of the School of Design & Technology at Becker College, will be speaking at the 2020 Esports  Rising virtual conference on November 19. The conference, organized by The Esports Observer and the Sports Business Journal, brings together industry leaders who will examine the current state of esports—and […]

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