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Master of Science in Counseling

The University of Bridgeport’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is the most diverse and most advanced clinical mental health counselor training program in the State of Connecticut. We specialize in training the therapeutic counselors of tomorrow in today’s most effective evidence-based practices. Our program places interns in all the best clinical sites in Southern Connecticut. Our graduates are among the most highly qualified practitioners in the state.

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Launch a Rewarding Career in Counseling

2 Start Dates

Diverse practicum & internship opportunities

14-week Terms

Counselor Development

There are three dimensions to your development as a counselor:

  • Your personal growth and development (you as a person who counsels)
  • Your intellectual growth and development (your professional knowledge)
  • Your counseling skill set

Our 60-credit trauma-informed curriculum meets licensure requirements and is designed to address all three dimensions, inspiring personal growth, building professional knowledge and honing counseling skills. Our courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working adults.

Supervised internship experience is critical to counselor development and job placement. Clinical mental health counseling students complete a full year of field experience, summer (practicum), fall (internship 1) and spring (internship 2). Our students intern in mental health and substance abuse clinical settings including hospitals, intensive outpatient programs, outpatient programs and residential treatment facilities. Practicum and internship courses meet weekly for didactic training and student reflective practice under the supervision of University of Bridgeport faculty.

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The Office of Student Financial Services at UB will help bring your goals within reach by connecting you with a variety of federal, state and private programs that offer loans, grants, scholarships and other awards. There are many financial aid options available to prospective students.

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CACREP Accredited logoThe Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling MS degree program in the College of Science and Society at University of Bridgeport through March 31, 2028.

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University of Bridgeport

126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 576-4552