Best Counseling Master's Programs in Massachusetts

Counseling psychology master’s graduates in Massachusetts earn a weighted average salary of $57,804 3 years after graduation, placing them in the top 25% nationally.

Cost of living is not considered when comparing states.

Our counseling psychology graduate rankings cover 14 of the 22 programs available in Massachusetts, accounting for 81% of total student graduates. We only include schools with sufficient earnings and/or debt data.

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#1 in Massachusetts | #9 in Counseling nationally

Western New England University

Springfield, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.32

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $57,074

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.3

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $18,142

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#2 in Massachusetts | #15 in Counseling nationally

Cambridge College

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.37

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $61,488

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.4

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $24,747

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#3 in Massachusetts | #29 in Counseling nationally

Salem State University

Salem, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.46

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $61,539

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.5

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $29,998

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#4 in Massachusetts | #33 in Counseling nationally

Simmons University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.47

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $72,166

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.6

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $42,152

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#5 in Massachusetts | #65 in Counseling nationally

Framingham State University

Framingham, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.65

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $42,682

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.5

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $20,500

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#6 in Massachusetts | #66 in Counseling nationally

Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.65

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $62,767

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.7

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $46,225

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#7 in Massachusetts | #67 in Counseling nationally

Anna Maria College

Paxton, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.66

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $51,043

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.6

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $30,226

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#8 in Massachusetts | #72 in Counseling nationally

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.67

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $58,476

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.7

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $41,000

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#9 in Massachusetts | #80 in Counseling nationally

Assumption University

Worcester, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.72

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $57,108

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.7

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $40,984

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#10 in Massachusetts | #97 in Counseling nationally

William James College

Newton, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.77

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $59,748

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.9

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $51,730

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#11 in Massachusetts | #123 in Counseling nationally

Bay Path University

Longmeadow, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.91

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $50,960

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.8

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $40,042

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#12 in Massachusetts | #127 in Counseling nationally

American International College

Springfield, Massachusetts

Economic score 0.92

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $55,093

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 0.9

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $48,083

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#13 in Massachusetts | #195 in Counseling nationally

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

Economic score 1.35

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $54,841

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 1.3

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $72,847

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

#14 in Massachusetts | #213 in Counseling nationally

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Economic score 1.62

The Economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

Earnings $43,089

Median earnings of all students 4 years after graduating.

Debt to earnings 1.2

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

Debt $52,279

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

How long does it take to pay down debt in counseling psychology in Massachusetts?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in counseling psychology is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with a master's degree in counseling psychology earn in Massachusetts?

Salary

$57,804

The median master's degree in counseling psychology graduate earns $57,804 4 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in counseling psychology cost in Massachusetts?

Net cost

$26,422

The average annual cost of a master's degree in counseling psychology is $26,422. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.

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