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Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Graduate Admission Requirements

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin June 25, 2018


Prospective students may apply for admission to the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program throughout the year. Classes start every February, June, and October.

Before starting the program, the following must be completed:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field is required for entrance into the program (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred). 
  • It is strongly recommended that students have a working knowledge of statistics, research methods, abnormal psychology, personality, and development.

Applicants not meeting these requirements may apply to the program, and may be accepted conditionally. This means that these students, without an appropriate academic background, would be allowed to take three of the first four courses in the sequence and must achieve a 3.0 to matriculate into the program.


For consideration, applicants must submit the following admission requirements:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now 
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (a GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred)
  3. An original essay of 300-500 words on the topic "Why the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is important to my personal and professional goals"
  4. Two recommendations (must be from outside the Bay Path Psychology Department) - Click Here to download the form
  5. A signed program requirement form - Click Here to download the form

All documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

East Longmeadow Campus Mail to:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Concord & Sturbridge Campus Mail to:
Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
521 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742


Please visit the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more!