Argosy University–Twin Cities

Department of Marriage & Family Therapy
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The program introduces students to basic skills that integrate systemic theorietical foundations of marriage and family therapy into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills.

Program Overview
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Program Options
  • Master’s
  • Doctoral
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Doctoral
Department Address

1515 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121
United States

Phone Number
651-846-3374
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Kathleen M. Adams
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Counseling Theories
  • Theories of Family Process and Development
  • Schools of Family Therapy
  • Psychopathology and Assessment
  • Individual and Relational Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Advanced Individual, Couples and Family Therapy
  • Human Sexuality
  • Professional and Ethical Issues
  • Individual and Personality Development
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Therapy
  • Research and Assessment Professionalization Group I, II, & III
  • Practicum Seminar I, II, & III
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
Masters Comments

The Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively as Marriage and Family Therapists. Student progress through the program is intended to be sequential. Students can follow a two-year program in which the practicum is taken in the second year with courses. Or students can opt to follow a three-year program in which the practicum is taken in the third year without coursework. Students may choose an optional concentration in Forensic Counseling.

Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Therapy (DMFT)
Doctoral Comments

The DMFT curriculum provides opportunities for advanced study and research of systemic concepts and methods as applied to clinical work with children, couples, individuals, and families, as well as to larger systems of organizations and communities. In addition to supporting the continuing development of clinical skills, the focus of the curriculum includes the development of skills related to leadership and service to the field in the areas of teaching and supervision.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.