Dual Degree Masters Program

MA in Medical Science and Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine

The MMS/MHCBM is an 85-credit Dual Degree Program. This program offers students an opportunity to combine a broad-based program in Medical Sciences with professional study in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine including a strong academic foundation in neuroscience.

The program takes a minimum of 6 semesters or 3 years of study to complete.  In addition to coursework, students develop research skills with successful completion of a thesis and clinical mental health skills with substantial field training.  Upon completion of the program students are awarded a Masters of Science in Medical Science and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine. Graduates are eligible for independent licensure as a mental health counselor.


The MAMS/Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Dual Degree Program is only open to students who have first completed one year of coursework in either program.

Students should apply initially by completing an application to Graduate Medical Sciences to either the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine program or the Medical Sciences program.

A student interested in the dual degree, should consult with their advisor regarding the process to apply for formal admission into the Dual Degree program. Upon acceptance, the Director of the Dual Degree program reviews the applicant’s current transcripts, and advises what courses may be taken to complete the combined dual degree requirements.

MMS Admission Requirements

Learn more about admission requirements for Graduate Medical Sciences MMS degree program.

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