Marriage and Family Therapy, MS
The Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Program is to prepare competent and ethical mental health professionals dedicated to improving the human condition through both prevention and intervention. As such, this degree will provide necessary experience to prepare students for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists, with the curriculum providing extensive opportunities through clinical practicum courses to develop their skills in practical environments. Program faculty emphasize a multilevel, systemic perspective that includes individual internal relationship processes and reflects cultural meanings, constraints, and global complexity, with a particular focus on working with children.
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- Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Family & Consumer Science, Human Development, or other closely-related field
- Completion of the following coursework: Introduction to Psychology/General Psychology, Lifespan Development (or equivalent), and Abnormal Psychology
- GRE or MAT score at or about the 40th percentile
- 3.0 or higher GPA on last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
- Transcripts of all college/university credits
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- Completion of interview process
|Individual and Family Life Cycle
|Introduction to the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
|Gender and Culture in Marriage and Family Therapy
|Introduction to MFT Theories I
|Advanced Studies of MFT Theories II
|Parents and Children: Problem Resolution
|MFT with Children (Play Therapy)
|Ethics and Professional Issues in MFT
|Assessment and Diagnosis in MFT
|Practice of Family Research
|Marriage and Family Therapy Pre-Practicum
|Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
|Addiction and Crisis Intervention
- Completion of 51 approved credits, including an additional 6 credit hours of thesis preparation.
- GPA of 3.2 or higher.
- Application for graduation by dates posted.
- Final approval for graduation through the Graduate Council.
- Completion of all other program and university requirements.