Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy, MA
- Graduate School Application
- Official transcripts from institutions attended
- Three letters of recommendation.
- School of Counseling Application Supplement Form.
- Interview will be required for applicants who meet admission criteria.
Admissions to the master’s program in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy will be twice a year (application deadline of March 1 for summer and fall semesters and October 1 for spring semester).
This course of study leads to licensure as a Marriage and Family Counselor/Therapist and to employment in mental health agencies, medical settings, and private practice. Any changes in the agreed upon program must be approved by the student’s advisor.
The Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
|Area I: Theoretical Foundations|
|5600:655||Marriage & Family Therapy: Theory & Techniques||3|
|5600:669||Systems Theory in Family Therapy||3|
|Area II: Clinical Practice|
|5600:667||Marital Therapy 1||3|
|5600:651||Techniques of Counseling (register for MFC/T section)||3|
|Area III: Individual Development and Family Relations|
|5600:648||Individual & Family Development Across the Life-Span||3|
|5600:620||Issues in Sexuality for Counselors||3|
|5600:662||Personality and Abnormal Behavior||3|
|Area IV: Professional Identity and Ethics|
|5600:623||Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy Ethics & Professional Identity (take first semester)||3|
|Area V: Research|
|5100:640||Using Research to Inform Practice (Educational Foundations)||3|
|5600:656||Assessment Methods & Treatment Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy||3|
|Area VI: Additional CACREP Core Counseling Courses|
|5600:643||Counseling: Theory & Philosophy||3|
|5600:645||Tests & Appraisal in Counseling||3|
|5600:647||Career Development & Counseling Across the Life-Span||3|
|Clinical Experience Requirements|
|5600:695||Field Experience: Masters 2||2|
|5600:675||Practicum in Counseling (register for MFC/T section, background check required)||5|
|5600:685||Master's Internship 3||6|
Pre-practicum one hour taken each semester, the two semesters immediately before 5600:675 Practicum in Counseling
Minimum of two semesters immediately following 5600:675 Practicum in Counseling, register for MFC/T section
Students must sign up for Practicum at least one year in advance as space is limited. Sign up with the School of Counseling.
A minimum of 500 direct client contact hours must be completed to graduate from the program. Students will not be permitted to enroll in these clinical experiences until they have met acceptable competency ratings in Areas I-V.
A maximum of six credits of workshop can be used to satisfy degree requirements.
Students must receive a pass grade on the Master’s Comprehensive Examination.