Graduate-level psychology programs are offered through two Northeastern colleges:
- The Ph.D. in Psychology through the Department of Psychology, College of Science (Please visit here for more information)
- 5 areas of Applied Psychology through the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, Bouve College of Health Sciences
The Bouve College of Health Sciences’ programs in Applied Psychology integrate science and practice to prepare students for counseling and psychology professions in educational, governmental, community, organizational and private settings.
Of them, two Ph.D. programs prepare those interested in professional psychology for specialized careers in academic, practice or licensed psychologist positions.
College Student Development and Counseling (MS/Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study)
With a focus on counseling, on college student development and on the background of the student affairs field, this program provides emerging professionals with the academic and experiential background to lead student personnel programs that enrich the academic experience of college students.
School Counseling (MS)
Northeastern’s focus on experiential learning, its urban location and its immediate access to suburban communities situates students in the guidance counseling program with the widest range of opportunities to engage in supervised practicum. Students often specialize in kindergarten to middle school or middle to senior high school levels, and are eligible for Massachusetts state provisional certification upon graduation.
School Psychology (PhD/MS/ Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study)
This program develops highly competent school psychologists to conduct psychological, educational and behavioral assessments that enable them to design effective interventions and to implement counseling for children, parents and school staff. Northeastern’s distinctive field placements, applied research programs and collaborative faculty position graduates to enter the field knowing a wide range of assessment, prevention and counseling approaches.
Counseling Psychology (PhD/MS/ Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study)
Northeastern’s three programs in Counseling Psychology educate practitioners and Licensed Mental Health Counselors through small classes and clinical training. Master’s degree students choose to concentrate in:
- Health Psychology;
- Forensic Counseling;
- Early Intervention;
- Child and Adolescent Psychology; or
- Cultural, Gender and Political Psychology
Ph.D. candidates expand their mastery of counseling psychology practice and research in a variety of settings by working with children, adolescents, families and adults. Both the MS and Ph.D. programs meet the Massachusetts state licensure requirements.
Early Intervention (Certificate)
The Early Intervention specialization can be pursued as an independent certificate program or as a concentration integrated into a graduate program in speech-language pathology, audiology, school psychology, counseling psychology or physical therapy. Coursework and practicum experiences prepare students to work with infants and toddlers to improve known disabilities and to assess risks for developmental delays.
Bouve Graduate Admissions
123 Behrakis Health Science Center
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115