MA in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine


We’re One of a Kind…. 

Just Like You!


The only Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the United States that is housed in a medical school.  Boston University’s Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program is a two-year Master of Arts program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and designed to prepare students for independent licensure as mental health counselors.


  • MA awarded by Boston University School of Medicine
  • Clinical and research experience in a hospital and medical school environment
  • Clinical training with a wide array of patient populations and presenting problems
  • Experience promoting health behavior change among diverse populations
  • Challenging health curriculum with emphasis on behavioral medicine and neuroscience
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and supervisory faculty with clinical and research expertise
  • Preparation for independent licensure in Massachusetts and other states
  • Collaboration with the School of Social Work, School of Education Genetic Counseling, Clinical Nutrition, Master in Medical Sciences Program
  • Individual student mentoring in a caring and student-focused environment