Master of Science, Master of Education, or Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Learn more about the graduate clinical mental health counseling concentration.

Students enrolled in CAGS programs are not eligible for federal financial assistance. 

Contact Information



  • Rolling admissions
  • Master's degree: fall entry only
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS): fall, spring, and summer entry

Concentration Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Experience in working with people in either a professional, internship or volunteer setting, a professional personal statement
  • Psychology or related field undergraduate degree preferred.
  • A strong commitment by working in the field of clinical mental health counseling.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
    • Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
  • Personal statement
    • In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College.
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Please provide the recommendation form to each of the three people you have chosen to comment on your interest in graduate study at Springfield College, as well as your preparedness for it.

International Applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language proficiency by way of one of the following examinations:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

All application materials should be mailed to:

Springfield College
Office of Graduate Admissions
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

If you choose to email your application documents, please note that transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be considered official unless they are emailed directly from the original source and not from the applicant. Please submit materials via email to

Apply today.