Non-Matriculated Registration Information

Thank you for your interest in taking a course as a non-matriculated student in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology. Completion of a course as a non-degree student does not guarantee admissions to our programs. Please follow the steps below.     

  1. Please obtain permission from the graduate program director that the course is being taught under (please email Sharon Lamb for mental health courses and Amy Cook for all school counseling courses). If you're unsure of who's the program director, please email both directors
  2. If the program director approves your enrollment, please attempt to create a UMass Boston ID . Please contact the Registrar's Office if you need help in creating an ID. 
  3. Once you have permission and a UMass Boston ID, email that information to Jennifer Wood for registration.      

For students taking non-degree courses prior to applying to a degree program at UMass Boston, please note these two very important stipulations:

Our courses meet in the late afternoon/evening. On-campus courses run for 2.75 hours, with start times either at 4pm or 7pm. Online courses have a mandatory chat session each week and students must be at a computer with Internet connection, as well as with a headset/microphone, in order to participate. The chat session times are determined prior to the registration period and all times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). Attendance is mandatory at all class meetings, whether on-campus or online, in order to pass the course. 

Online courses- We offer a limited number of online courses each semester. Priority for these sections is granted in the following order: i. Matriculated students in one of our online Masters degree cohorts ii. Matriculated students in one of our on-campus Masters degree programs iii. Non-matriculated students.     

For non-matriculated students interested in the Mental Health Counseling program

Fall semester options (please check with Dan after August 20th for availability)

COU 601 Research Methods

COU 608 Psychopathology and Diagnosis or COU 653 Sociocultural Considerations in Counseling

Spring Courses (please check with Dan after January 15th for availability)

COU 620 Life Span Human Development

Summer Courses (please check with Dan after May 22th for availability)

COU 665 Trauma and Crisis Counseling or COU 613 Vocational Development and Career Information 

All of our practice courses (courses in which students get practice doing counseling) are open to students who are seeking master’s degrees in mental health in other programs in the Boston area if there is room.