Marriage and Family Therapy, MA

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Applications to the master's degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy are accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches its admission capacity.  A review of the applications begins in February for Summer and Fall admission and in September for Spring admission.  Applicants are strongly urged to apply as early as possible.

Program Requirements

This graduate program is designed to prepare graduates to provide clinical services to individuals, couples, families, and groups from a systemic/relational and multiculturally-informed perspective.

The Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Graduates are eligible to take the National Marriage and Family Therapy Licensure Exam. This program meets licensure requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapy license in Ohio.

Area I: Marriage and Family Therapy Foundations
COUN:623Marriage & Family Counseling/Therapy Ethics & Professional Identity3
COUN:652Techniques of MFT3
COUN:655Marriage & Family Therapy: Theory & Techniques3
COUN:656Assessment Methods & Treatment Issues in Marriage & Family Therapy3
COUN:667Marital Therapy3
COUN:669Systems Theory in Family Therapy3
Area II: Clinical Foundations
COUN:601Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling3
COUN:620Issues in Sexuality for Counselors3
COUN:646Multicultural Counseling3
COUN:648Individual & Family Development Across the Life-Span3
COUN:653Group Counseling4
COUN:662Diagnosis in Counseling3
COUN:664Advanced Diagnosis in Counseling3
COUN:734Addiction Counseling II: Treatment Planning & Intervention Strategies3
Area III: Electives
COUN:622Introduction to Play Therapy3
or COUN:650 Filial Therapy
Area IV: Clinical Experience Requirements
COUN:673PrePracticum in MFT2
COUN:675Practicum in Counseling5
COUN:685Master's Internship3
COUN:685Master's Internship3
Total Hours60

While taking the Required Clinical Experience coursework students must obtain 500 direct client contact hours and 100 supervision hours to graduate.

Students must sign up for Practicum at least one year in advance as space is limited. Sign up with the School of Counseling. 

Students must enroll in COUN:673 PrePracticum in MFT twice for a total of two credits.

Students must enroll in COUN:685 Master's Internship twice for a total of six credits.

Students must receive a pass grade on the Master’s Comprehensive Examination.