Certificate in Child and Family Mental Health

This certificate is offered by the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology, located within the highly ranked and internationally recognized Lynch School. The department offers master's degree programs in applied developmental psychology, mental health counseling, and school counseling, and doctoral degrees in counseling psychology and applied developmental psychology. Our geographic proximity to the concentration of academic institutions and mental health agencies in the Greater Boston and Northeast region—and our extraordinary alumni network—provide significant opportunities to enhance your professional career.

At a Glance


How many courses?

This program consists of 4 courses for a total of 12 credits. 


How long will it take?

The certificate requirements may be completed in one year.


 

Program Faculty & Expertise


What will I study?


Curriculum


  • Courses: 4
  • Credits: 12

Application Information

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Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1
Regular Decision
December 1
Late Decision
March 1

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.

Resume

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:

  • Any teaching or counseling experience (including any licenses already held);
  • Any social justice related experience; 
  • Any language skills other than English (especially Spanish language skills) and;
  • Any research experience or publications

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Transcripts

All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent to our office before the application deadline. Please note the following:

  • Only official sealed (unopened) transcripts are acceptable. An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.

  • Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.

  • If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.

Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to gsoe@bc.edu from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in gsoe@bc.edu to ensure it is received by our office. 

Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:

Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Contact Us

  gsoe@bc.edu
  617-552-4214