MA in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine

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.

Program Highlights

  • MA awarded by the 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, and Master in Medical Sciences Programs
  • Individual student mentoring in a caring and student-focused environment