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Behavioral Sciences Programs


Merrimack College offers an online Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program with 100% online coursework and an onsite internship that provides hands-on experience. The online CMHC is designed with you in mind, allowing you to complete your master’s degree in an asynchronous environment that fits into your lifestyle and matches you with a field placement that is in line with your goals.

Learn more about Merrimack’s M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Behavioral Sciences Programs Online – What Will You Learn?


Students in the online CMHC program will learn skills developed by industry leaders. Complete your degree full time in 2 years or complete the program while you. Work and finish part-time in 3-4 years. Full-time or part-time you’ll come away from this program with new competencies and knowledge.

  • Develop Population-Specific Skills And Learn Counseling Techniques Through A Social Justice Lens.
  • Become Proficient In Trauma-Informed Counseling.
  • Learn Skills In Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis And Treatment Planning.
  • Understand Addictions.
  • Learn Group Counseling And Tele Counseling Modalities.
  • Meet The Needs Of Culturally Diverse Individuals And Families.

Students can choose specialties in mindfulness, LGBTQ+ counseling, counseling immigrants, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.


At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally and spiritually — so that you may graduate as a confident, well-prepared citizen of the world.

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