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Applicants must meet general graduate admission requirements.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
- Graduate GPA of 3.5 or above
- 1 year of related experience (including volunteer work)
Letters of Recommendation: 2
Writing Sample: Optional
Other: Related master's degree; interview
Deadlines & Cost
Priority Deadline: January 2
Final Deadline: February 15
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis prior to the February 15 deadline. We recommend submitting your application as early as possible for the best chance of admittance. Most spots are already filled by the application deadline of February 15.
Note: If you’re having difficulty completing or submitting any application requirements, contact email@example.com before the application deadline to discuss potential submission extensions or exceptions.
Application Fee: The nonrefundable application fee is $75. UMass Boston alumni and current students that plan to complete degree requirements prior to graduate enrollment can submit the application without paying the application fee.
Program Cost Information: Bursar's website
- COUNSL 601 – Research and Evaluation in Psychology
- COUNSL 605 – Principles of Vocational,Educational, and Psychological Assessment
- COUNSL 608 – Abnormal Psychology
- COUNSL 613 – Vocational Development and Career Information
- COUNSL 614 – Counseling Theory and Practice I
- COUNSL 617 (prereq. 614) – Child and Adolescent Counseling
- COUNSL 620 – Clinical Application of Human Development
- COUNSL 622 (prereq. 614 or 621) – Family Therapy Theories
- COUNSL 630 – Orientation to Professional School Counseling
- COUNSL 632 – Collaborative Consultation in Schools
- COUNSL 633 – Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in School Counseling
- COUNSL 635 – Behavioral Counseling
- COUNSL 650 (prereq. 614) – Group Counseling for Children and Adolescents
- COUNSL 653 (prereq. 614 and 615 or 617) – Cultural Diversity in Counseling
- COUNSL 660 College Readiness Counseling
- COUNSL 688 (prereq. 614 and 630) – Practicum in School Counseling
- COUNSL 698 (prereq. 688, 605, 606, 608, 613) – Internship
Additional adjustment counseling courses:
- COUNSL 631 – Principles and Practices of School Adjustment Counseling
- COUNSL 674 – Psychopharmacology for Counselors
Complete a minimum of 18 to 30 credits from accepted prior graduate coursework and additional courses determined by the graduate program director.
The program of study is individually designed, based on prior graduate coursework completed within seven years of matriculation in the CAGS program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. A minimum of 18 credits are required for graduates of a counseling program at UMass Boston; a minimum of 30 credits is required for graduates of all other counseling programs. To meet licensure requirements, more than 30 credits may be required.
Fieldwork: Complete a 100-hour practicum and 450 to 600-hour internship.
To be eligible for the CAGS, applicants must have completed their master’s degree coursework in counseling within the last 7 years.
Minimum grade: No content courses with a grade below B- and practicum/internship courses with a grade below B may be applied toward the program.
Statute of limitations: Six years.
Graduate Program Director Amy Cook
Amy.Cook [@] umb.edu
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